MX3-CE Reference Guide - Honeywell Scanning and Mobility

MX3-CE Reference Guide - Honeywell Scanning and Mobility
MX3-CE Reference Guide
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Chapter 1 - Introduction
Added new accessory number for 24V-72V PS.
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Chapter 4 – System
Configuration
Added reference to the “LXE CE API Programming Guide”.
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Appendix C – API Calls
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Appendix D – App Lock
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replacement device is the LXE MX3X.
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Control panel figure. Changed name of MX3-CE Installation and Operator’s
Guide to MX3-CE User’s Guide.
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July 2006 – Added Appendix D - SE923 programming barcodes from
“Integrated Scanner Programming Guide”. SE923 replaced by SE955. Added
SE923 Decode Zone chart to Appendix B – Technical Specifications.
October 2006 – Added MX3-CE Keymapping for RFTerm to Appendix A
KeyMaps.
Li-Ion Battery
When disposing of the MX3-CE Main Battery, the following precautions should be observed:
The battery should be disposed of promptly. The battery should not be disassembled or crushed. The battery should not be heated
above 212°F (100°C) or incinerated.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION
1
Overview .................................................................................................................... 1
Components .............................................................................................................. 2
When to Use This Guide........................................................................................... 3
Document Conventions......................................................................................................................... 4
Getting Started .......................................................................................................... 5
Radio and Network Setup ..................................................................................................................... 6
Set Up the Radio................................................................................................................................. 6
Symbol ............................................................................................................................................. 6
Lucent / ORiNOCO ......................................................................................................................... 6
Cisco ................................................................................................................................................ 6
Proxim.............................................................................................................................................. 7
Access Terminal Emulation Parameters ............................................................................................. 7
About Lithium-Ion Batteries ................................................................................................................. 8
Tapping with a Stylus ........................................................................................................................... 8
Keypad Shortcuts................................................................................................................................ 8
Insert Main Battery ............................................................................................................................... 9
Attach Handstrap (Optional) ............................................................................................................... 11
Attach to Hip-Flip (Optional).............................................................................................................. 12
Connect External Power Supply (Optional)........................................................................................ 13
Connect Audio Jack (Optional)........................................................................................................... 14
Power Button....................................................................................................................................... 14
Troubleshooting................................................................................................................................ 14
Touch Screen Calibration.................................................................................................................... 15
Set The Display Contrast .................................................................................................................... 15
Set the Display Backlight Timer ......................................................................................................... 16
Set the Display Blanking Timer.......................................................................................................... 17
Set the MX3-CE Power Off Timer ..................................................................................................... 18
Saving Settings.................................................................................................................................... 18
Set The Audio Speaker Volume.......................................................................................................... 19
Using the Keypad ............................................................................................................................. 19
Using the Touch Screen.................................................................................................................... 19
Endcaps ................................................................................................................... 20
COM Port Switching........................................................................................................................... 21
PCMCIA Cards......................................................................................................... 23
PCMCIA Radio Card .......................................................................................................................... 25
Data Entry ................................................................................................................ 26
Keypad Data Entry.............................................................................................................................. 26
Stylus and the Touch Screen ............................................................................................................... 26
Barcode Data Entry ............................................................................................................................. 26
RS-232 Data Entry .............................................................................................................................. 26
Scanner Entry ...................................................................................................................................... 27
Power Modes........................................................................................................... 28
Primary Events and Power Modes ...................................................................................................... 28
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On Mode ............................................................................................................................................. 29
The Display ...................................................................................................................................... 29
The MX3-CE .................................................................................................................................... 29
LED Indicators ................................................................................................................................. 29
Suspend Mode..................................................................................................................................... 30
The Display ...................................................................................................................................... 30
The MX3-CE .................................................................................................................................... 30
Critical Suspend Mode........................................................................................................................ 31
Off Mode............................................................................................................................................. 31
Getting Help............................................................................................................. 32
Manuals............................................................................................................................................... 32
Accessories.......................................................................................................................................... 32
CHAPTER 2 PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION AND LAYOUT
35
Hardware Configuration ......................................................................................... 35
System Hardware ................................................................................................................................ 35
Central Processing Unit....................................................................................................................... 36
Core Logic........................................................................................................................................... 36
System Memory .................................................................................................................................. 36
Video Subsystem................................................................................................................................. 36
Power Supply ...................................................................................................................................... 37
COM Ports .......................................................................................................................................... 37
Audio Interface ................................................................................................................................... 37
PCMCIA Slots .................................................................................................................................... 38
Physical Controls.................................................................................................... 39
Power Button....................................................................................................................................... 39
Reboot Sequence .............................................................................................................................. 39
Endcaps ............................................................................................................................................... 40
Integrated Scanner Port .................................................................................................................... 40
Serial Port ......................................................................................................................................... 41
USB Port........................................................................................................................................... 42
Tethered Scanners ............................................................................................................................ 42
Scan Buttons ....................................................................................................................................... 43
Scan Buttons and the SCNR LED .................................................................................................... 43
Button Settings ................................................................................................................................. 44
Keypad ..................................................................................................................... 45
Touch Screen and Keypad Shortcuts .................................................................................................. 45
Scan Key Function .............................................................................................................................. 45
Enter Key Function ............................................................................................................................. 45
2nd Key Function................................................................................................................................ 45
Ctrl Key Function................................................................................................................................ 46
Alt Key Function................................................................................................................................. 46
Shft Key Function ............................................................................................................................... 46
Spc Key Function................................................................................................................................ 46
Mode Key Functions........................................................................................................................... 46
Caps Key and CapsLock Mode ........................................................................................................ 46
Keypress Sequences ............................................................................................................................ 46
LED Functions .................................................................................................................................... 47
Display ..................................................................................................................... 48
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Display and Display Backlight Timer................................................................................................. 48
Touchscreen ........................................................................................................................................ 49
Cleaning the Glass Display/Scanner Aperture .................................................................................... 49
Speaker .................................................................................................................... 50
Infrared (IR) Port ..................................................................................................... 51
Storage Cradles ...................................................................................................... 52
CHAPTER 3 POWER SUPPLY
53
Introduction ............................................................................................................. 53
Handling Batteries Safely....................................................................................... 53
Main Battery Pack ................................................................................................... 54
Battery Hot-Swapping ............................................................................................ 54
Low Battery Warning .............................................................................................. 54
Critical Suspend State ............................................................................................ 55
Backup Battery........................................................................................................ 55
About Lithium-Ion Batteries ............................................................................................................... 55
Maintenance ........................................................................................................................................ 56
Battery Maintenance Publication ........................................................................................................ 56
Battery Chargers..................................................................................................... 57
MX3 Multi-Charger ............................................................................................................................ 57
External Power Supply (Optional) ...................................................................................................... 58
CHAPTER 4 SYSTEM CONFIGURATION
59
Introduction ............................................................................................................. 59
WinCE 3.0 ................................................................................................................ 59
Installed Software ................................................................................................... 59
Software Load ..................................................................................................................................... 60
Intel Persistent Memory Folder (IPSM).............................................................................................. 60
Persistent Registry............................................................................................................................... 61
Java Virtual Machine (Optional)......................................................................................................... 61
Desktop.................................................................................................................... 62
Start Menu Program Options ................................................................................. 63
Accessories.......................................................................................................................................... 63
Pocket Registry Editor...................................................................................................................... 63
CISCO................................................................................................................................................. 63
Aironet Client Utility........................................................................................................................ 63
Cisco Link Status.............................................................................................................................. 63
Client Encryption Manager .............................................................................................................. 63
Client Statistics Utility ..................................................................................................................... 63
Load New Firmware......................................................................................................................... 63
Site Survey Tool ............................................................................................................................... 64
Wireless Login Module .................................................................................................................... 64
Communications ................................................................................................................................. 64
ActiveSync ....................................................................................................................................... 64
Connect............................................................................................................................................. 64
Remote Networking.......................................................................................................................... 64
Terminal ........................................................................................................................................... 65
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Terminal Client................................................................................................................................. 65
Command Prompt ............................................................................................................................... 66
Inbox ................................................................................................................................................... 66
Internet Explorer ................................................................................................................................. 66
Microsoft Pocket Word ....................................................................................................................... 66
ORiNOCO Client ................................................................................................................................ 67
Symbol Client ..................................................................................................................................... 68
Mode Menu ...................................................................................................................................... 68
Info Menu ......................................................................................................................................... 68
IP Config Menu ................................................................................................................................ 68
Power Menu...................................................................................................................................... 68
Options Menu ................................................................................................................................... 68
Encryption ........................................................................................................................................ 68
Ping Menu ........................................................................................................................................ 69
Signal Menu ..................................................................................................................................... 69
AP Menu........................................................................................................................................... 69
Windows Explorer .............................................................................................................................. 69
Taskbar................................................................................................................................................ 70
Clear Contents of Document Folder................................................................................................. 70
Proxim Radio Options (From Taskbar)............................................................................................... 71
Configuration.................................................................................................................................... 71
Site Survey Tools ............................................................................................................................. 71
Advanced.......................................................................................................................................... 71
About ................................................................................................................................................ 71
About................................................................................................................................................... 72
Control Panel Options ............................................................................................ 72
Communication ................................................................................................................................... 73
Device Name .................................................................................................................................... 73
PC Connection.................................................................................................................................. 73
Date/Time............................................................................................................................................ 74
Display ................................................................................................................................................ 74
Background ...................................................................................................................................... 74
Appearance ....................................................................................................................................... 75
Backlight .......................................................................................................................................... 75
Blanking ........................................................................................................................................... 75
Keyboard............................................................................................................................................. 76
Network............................................................................................................................................... 77
Adapters............................................................................................................................................ 77
Identification..................................................................................................................................... 77
Owner.................................................................................................................................................. 78
Password ............................................................................................................................................. 78
Power .................................................................................................................................................. 79
Battery .............................................................................................................................................. 79
Power Off ......................................................................................................................................... 79
Backlight .......................................................................................................................................... 80
Blanking ........................................................................................................................................... 80
Charge .............................................................................................................................................. 80
Regional Settings ................................................................................................................................ 80
Scanner................................................................................................................................................ 81
Main.................................................................................................................................................. 81
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Keys.................................................................................................................................................. 82
COM Ports........................................................................................................................................ 82
Stylus................................................................................................................................................... 83
Double Tap ....................................................................................................................................... 83
Calibration ........................................................................................................................................ 83
System................................................................................................................................................. 84
General ............................................................................................................................................. 84
Memory ............................................................................................................................................ 84
Volume and Sound.............................................................................................................................. 85
Volume ............................................................................................................................................. 85
Sounds .............................................................................................................................................. 85
Wireless (only for Lucent Radios) ...................................................................................................... 85
Backup MX3-CE Files ............................................................................................. 86
Prerequisites ........................................................................................................................................ 86
Serial Port Transfer........................................................................................................................... 86
Infrared Port Transfer ....................................................................................................................... 86
USB Transfer.................................................................................................................................... 86
Configure the MX3-CE....................................................................................................................... 86
Serial Connection ............................................................................................................................. 86
IrDA Connection .............................................................................................................................. 87
USB Connection............................................................................................................................... 87
Radio ................................................................................................................................................ 87
Connect ............................................................................................................................................... 87
Explore ................................................................................................................................................ 88
Disconnect........................................................................................................................................... 88
Serial Connection ............................................................................................................................. 88
IRDA Connection............................................................................................................................. 88
USB Connection............................................................................................................................... 88
Radio Connection ............................................................................................................................. 88
Troubleshooting .................................................................................................................................. 89
Create a Communication Option......................................................................................................... 90
Technical Specifications – Connection Cable..................................................................................... 91
MX3-CE Utilities ...................................................................................................... 92
Graphic Utilities .................................................................................................................................. 92
ABOUT.CPL .................................................................................................................................... 92
LAUNCH.EXE................................................................................................................................. 92
PREGEDIT.EXE .............................................................................................................................. 93
REGLOAD.EXE .............................................................................................................................. 93
WARMBOOT.EXE.......................................................................................................................... 93
WAVPLAY.EXE ............................................................................................................................. 93
MX3-CE Command-line Utilities ....................................................................................................... 94
COLDBOOT.EXE............................................................................................................................ 94
PING.EXE ........................................................................................................................................ 94
REGSAVE.EXE............................................................................................................................... 94
REGCLEAR.EXE ............................................................................................................................ 94
PSMFORMAT.EXE......................................................................................................................... 94
WHOAMI.EXE ................................................................................................................................ 94
Reflash the MX3-CE ................................................................................................ 95
Clearing Persistent Storage ................................................................................... 96
API Calls .................................................................................................................. 96
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APPENDIX A KEY MAPS
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MX3-CE Keypad ...................................................................................................... 97
RFTerm Key Maps................................................................................................. 102
RFTerm Functions – MX3-CE.......................................................................................................... 102
ANSI Functions – MX3-CE.............................................................................................................. 103
IBM 3270 Functions – MX3-CE....................................................................................................... 104
IBM 5250 Functions – MX3-CE....................................................................................................... 105
APPENDIX B TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS
107
Physical Specifications ........................................................................................ 107
Display Specifications .......................................................................................... 108
Environmental Specifications.............................................................................. 109
MX3-CE and Endcaps....................................................................................................................... 109
Power Supplies.................................................................................................................................. 109
US AC Wall Adapter...................................................................................................................... 109
International AC Adapter ............................................................................................................... 110
Radio Specifications............................................................................................. 110
PCMCIA Proxim 2.4 GHz Type II ................................................................................................... 110
PCMCIA Lucent 2.4 GHz Type II.................................................................................................... 111
PCMCIA Cisco 2.4GHz Type II....................................................................................................... 111
PCMCIA Symbol 11Mb 2.4GHz Type II ......................................................................................... 111
SE923 Standard Range Scanner.......................................................................... 112
APPENDIX C APPLOCK
113
Introduction ........................................................................................................... 113
Setup a New Device .............................................................................................. 113
Administration Mode ............................................................................................ 114
End User Mode...................................................................................................... 114
Administration and Configuration....................................................................... 115
Configuration .................................................................................................................................... 115
Control Panel .................................................................................................................................. 115
End User Internet Explorer .......................................................................................................... 116
Security Panel................................................................................................................................. 116
Status Panel .................................................................................................................................... 118
Passwords ............................................................................................................. 119
Error Messages ..................................................................................................... 120
AppLock Registry Settings .................................................................................. 129
Troubleshooting.................................................................................................... 129
Disable AppLock Logging Feature................................................................................................... 129
APPENDIX D BARCODES
131
Introduction ........................................................................................................... 131
Troubleshooting.................................................................................................... 131
Printing Barcodes In This Guide....................................................................................................... 131
Factors That May Impact Laser Scanner Performance ..................................................................... 131
Barcode Quality.............................................................................................................................. 131
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Barcode Symbology ....................................................................................................................... 132
Lens Damage .................................................................................................................................. 132
Ambient Lighting ........................................................................................................................... 132
Temperature.................................................................................................................................... 132
Aiming Mode .................................................................................................................................... 132
MX3-CE Mobile Device Barcodes ........................................................................ 133
Default Values................................................................................................................................... 133
MX3-CE Scanner Parameters – General.............................................................. 135
Reset/Cancel Barcodes...................................................................................................................... 135
Configure The Decoder For Barcode Types ..................................................................................... 136
Bookland EAN ............................................................................................................................... 136
Codabar .......................................................................................................................................... 136
Code 128......................................................................................................................................... 137
Code 39........................................................................................................................................... 137
Code 93........................................................................................................................................... 138
Discrete 2 of 5 ................................................................................................................................ 138
EAN-13 .......................................................................................................................................... 138
EAN-8 ............................................................................................................................................ 139
Interleaved 2 of 5............................................................................................................................ 139
ISBT 128 ........................................................................................................................................ 139
MSI Plessey .................................................................................................................................... 140
UCC/EAN-128 ............................................................................................................................... 140
UPC-A ............................................................................................................................................ 140
UPC-E ............................................................................................................................................ 141
UPC-E1 .......................................................................................................................................... 141
Aim Duration .................................................................................................................................... 142
Bi-Directional Redundancy............................................................................................................... 143
Data Options ..................................................................................................................................... 144
Prefix and Suffix............................................................................................................................. 144
Prefix............................................................................................................................................ 144
Suffix 1 ........................................................................................................................................ 145
Suffix 2 ........................................................................................................................................ 145
Scan Data Transmission Format..................................................................................................... 146
Transmit Code ID Character........................................................................................................... 148
Transmit No Code ID Character .................................................................................................. 148
Transmit Symbol Code ID Character........................................................................................... 148
Transmit AIM Code ID Character ............................................................................................... 149
Laser On Time................................................................................................................................... 151
Linear Code Type Security Level (Redundancy Level).................................................................... 152
Parameter Scanning........................................................................................................................... 153
Power Mode ...................................................................................................................................... 154
Scan Angle (Laser Clipping)............................................................................................................. 155
Scan Angle ........................................................................................................................................ 156
Set Default Parameter ....................................................................................................................... 157
Simple Serial Interface (SSI) Options............................................................................................... 157
Baud Rate ....................................................................................................................................... 158
Decode Data Packet Format ........................................................................................................... 159
Host Character Time-out ................................................................................................................ 160
Host Serial Response Time-out ...................................................................................................... 161
Intercharacter Delay ....................................................................................................................... 161
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Parity .............................................................................................................................................. 162
Software Handshaking.................................................................................................................... 163
Disable ACK/NAK Handshaking ................................................................................................ 163
Enable ACK/NAK Handshaking ................................................................................................. 163
Stop Bit Select ................................................................................................................................ 164
Time-out Between Decodes, Same Symbol ...................................................................................... 164
Transmit “No Read / Decode” Message............................................................................................ 165
Trigger Mode .................................................................................................................................... 166
Scanner Parameters – SE Barcode Type Specific ............................................. 168
Codabar ............................................................................................................................................. 168
CLSI Editing................................................................................................................................... 168
NOTIS Editing................................................................................................................................ 169
Set Lengths for Codabar................................................................................................................. 169
One Discrete Length (Parameter L1) ........................................................................................... 170
Two Discrete Lengths (Parameter L2)......................................................................................... 170
Length Within Range................................................................................................................... 171
Any Length .................................................................................................................................. 171
Code 128 ........................................................................................................................................... 172
Code 128......................................................................................................................................... 172
UCC/EAN-128 ............................................................................................................................... 172
ISBT-128 ........................................................................................................................................ 174
Lengths for Code 128 ..................................................................................................................... 174
Code 39 ............................................................................................................................................. 175
Code 39 Check Digit Verification .................................................................................................. 175
Code 32 Prefix................................................................................................................................ 176
Convert Code 39 to Code 32 .......................................................................................................... 176
Code 39 Full ASCII Conversion .................................................................................................... 177
Set Lengths for Code 39 ................................................................................................................. 178
One Discrete Length (Parameter L1) ........................................................................................... 178
Two Discrete Lengths (Parameter L2)......................................................................................... 179
Length Within Range................................................................................................................... 179
Any Length .................................................................................................................................. 179
Transmit Code 39 Check Digit....................................................................................................... 180
Trioptic Code 39............................................................................................................................. 180
Code 93 ............................................................................................................................................. 181
Set Lengths for Code 93 ................................................................................................................. 181
One Discrete Length (Parameter L1) ........................................................................................... 182
Two Discrete Lengths (Parameter L2)......................................................................................... 182
Length Within Range................................................................................................................... 183
Any Length .................................................................................................................................. 183
Discrete 2 of 5 ................................................................................................................................... 184
Set Lengths for Discrete 2 of 5....................................................................................................... 184
One Discrete Length (Parameter L1) ........................................................................................... 185
Two Discrete Lengths (Parameter L2)......................................................................................... 185
Length Within Range................................................................................................................... 186
Any Length .................................................................................................................................. 186
Interleaved 2 of 5 .............................................................................................................................. 187
Check Digit Verification ................................................................................................................ 188
Convert I 2 of 5 to EAN-13............................................................................................................ 189
Set Lengths for I 2 of 5................................................................................................................... 190
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One Discrete Length (Parameter L1) ........................................................................................... 190
Two Discrete Lengths (Parameter L2)......................................................................................... 191
Length Within Range................................................................................................................... 191
Any Length .................................................................................................................................. 192
Transmit I 2 of 5 Check Digit......................................................................................................... 192
MSI Plessey....................................................................................................................................... 193
MSI Plessey Check Digit Algorithm .............................................................................................. 193
MSI Plessey Check Digits .............................................................................................................. 194
Set Lengths for MSI Plessey .......................................................................................................... 194
One Discrete Length (Parameter L1) ........................................................................................... 195
Two Discrete Lengths (Parameter L2)......................................................................................... 195
Length Within Range................................................................................................................... 196
Any Length .................................................................................................................................. 196
Transmit MSI Plessey Check Digit ................................................................................................ 197
UPC/EAN.......................................................................................................................................... 198
UPC-A ............................................................................................................................................ 198
UPC-E ............................................................................................................................................ 198
UPC-E1 .......................................................................................................................................... 199
EAN-8 ............................................................................................................................................ 199
EAN-13 .......................................................................................................................................... 200
Bookland EAN ............................................................................................................................... 200
Check Digits ................................................................................................................................... 201
Transmit UPC-A Check Digit...................................................................................................... 201
Transmit UPC-E Check Digit ...................................................................................................... 201
Transmit UPC-E1 Check Digit .................................................................................................... 202
Conversions .................................................................................................................................... 203
Convert UPC-E to UPC-A ........................................................................................................... 203
Convert UPC-E1 to UPC-A ......................................................................................................... 203
Convert EAN-8 to EAN-13 Type ................................................................................................ 204
Preambles ....................................................................................................................................... 205
UPC-A Preamble ......................................................................................................................... 205
UPC-E Preamble.......................................................................................................................... 206
UPC-E1 Preamble........................................................................................................................ 207
Supplementals................................................................................................................................. 208
Decode UPC/EAN Supplementals............................................................................................... 208
Decode UPC/EAN Supplemental Redundancy ........................................................................... 209
EAN-8 Zero Extend........................................................................................................................ 210
UCC Coupon Extended Code......................................................................................................... 210
UPC/EAN Security Level............................................................................................................... 211
ASCII Character Equivalents................................................................................ 213
Keypad Number Symbols..................................................................................... 217
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Illustrations
Figure 1-1 Front of MX3-CE...............................................................................................................................2
Figure 1-2 MX3-CE Endcap................................................................................................................................2
Figure 1-3 Back of MX3-CE ...............................................................................................................................3
Figure 1-4 Hardware Configuration.....................................................................................................................5
Figure 1-5 Main Battery.......................................................................................................................................9
Figure 1-6 Battery Compartment .......................................................................................................................10
Figure 1-7 Main Battery.....................................................................................................................................10
Figure 1-8 MX3-CE With Handstrap Installed..................................................................................................11
Figure 1-9 Hip-Flip Accessory ..........................................................................................................................12
Figure 1-10 US AC/DC 12V Power Supply and Cigarette Lighter Adapter .....................................................13
Figure 1-11 International AC/DC 12V Power Supply.......................................................................................13
Figure 1-12 Connect External Power Supply ....................................................................................................13
Figure 1-13 Connect Audio Jack .......................................................................................................................14
Figure 1-14 Touch Screen Recalibration ...........................................................................................................15
Figure 1-15 Display Properties / Backlight........................................................................................................16
Figure 1-16 Blanking Timer ..............................................................................................................................17
Figure 1-17 Power Off Timer ............................................................................................................................18
Figure 1-18 Adjust Audio Volume ....................................................................................................................19
Figure 1-19 Endcap............................................................................................................................................21
Figure 1-20 Scanner Port and Programmable Button Screen ............................................................................22
Figure 1-21 Assign COM Port Parameters ........................................................................................................22
Figure 1-22 Slot Locations.................................................................................................................................23
Figure 1-23 Power Modes – On, Suspend, Critical Suspend and Off ...............................................................28
Figure 2-1 System Hardware .............................................................................................................................35
Figure 2-2 Location of the Power (PWR) Button ..............................................................................................39
Figure 2-3 RS-232 Pinouts ................................................................................................................................41
Figure 2-4 9-Pin RS-232 Description ................................................................................................................41
Figure 2-5 MX3-CE Serial Port.........................................................................................................................42
Figure 2-6 USB-Serial Cable Pinouts ................................................................................................................42
Figure 2-7 Programmable Buttons.....................................................................................................................43
Figure 2-8 Left and Right Scan Button Programming .......................................................................................44
Figure 2-9 The QWERTY Keypad ....................................................................................................................45
Figure 2-10 Function LEDs ...............................................................................................................................47
Figure 2-11 MX3-CE Display ...........................................................................................................................48
Figure 2-12 Speaker Location............................................................................................................................50
Figure 2-13 Infrared Port - COM2 Port .............................................................................................................51
Figure 2-14 Desktop Cradle...............................................................................................................................52
Figure 2-15 Vehicle Mounted Cradle ................................................................................................................52
Figure 3-1 Main Battery Pack............................................................................................................................53
Figure 3-2 MX3 Multi-Charger and MX3 Multi-Charger Plus .........................................................................57
Figure 3-3 Insert Main Battery in Charge Pocket ..............................................................................................57
Figure 3-4 US AC/DC 12V Power Supply and Cigarette Lighter Adapter .......................................................58
Figure 3-5 International AC/DC 12V Power Supply.........................................................................................58
Figure 4-1 Pocket CMD Prompt Screen ............................................................................................................66
Figure 4-2 ORiNOCO Client Setup ...................................................................................................................67
Figure 4-3 Taskbar Properties............................................................................................................................70
Figure 4-4 Communications / Device Name Tab...............................................................................................73
Figure 4-5 Communication / PC Connection Tab..............................................................................................73
Figure 4-6 Date/Time Properties........................................................................................................................74
Figure 4-7 Display Properties / Backlight Tab ..................................................................................................75
Figure 4-8 Display Properties / Blanking Tab ...................................................................................................75
Figure 4-9 Keyboard Properties.........................................................................................................................76
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Network Configuration / Adapters Tab..........................................................................................77
Network Configuration / Identification Tab...................................................................................77
Owner Properties............................................................................................................................78
Password Properties .......................................................................................................................78
Power Properties / Power Off Tab .................................................................................................79
Scanner Properties / Main Tab .......................................................................................................81
Scanner Properties / Keys Tab .......................................................................................................82
Scanner Properties / COM Port Settings ........................................................................................82
Stylus Properties / Recalibration Start............................................................................................83
Stylus Properties / Recalibration ....................................................................................................83
System Properties / General Tab ....................................................................................................84
System Properties / Memory Tab ...................................................................................................84
Volume and Sounds Properties / Volume Tab ...............................................................................85
Pinout – Serial Cable for Synchronization .....................................................................................91
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Chapter 1 Introduction
Overview
The MX3-CE is a rugged, portable, hand-held Windows CE computer capable of wireless data
communications. The MX3-CE can transmit information using a 2.4 GHz radio (with an internally
mounted antenna) and it can store information for later transmission through an RS-232 or
InfraRed port.
The MX3-CE is horizontally oriented and features backlighting for the display. The touch-screen
display supports graphic features and Windows icons that the Windows CE operating system
supports. The keys on the keypad are constructed of a phosphorescent material that can easily be
seen in dimly lighted areas.
The MX3-CE is a Windows CE compatible computer that can be scaled from a limited function
batch computer to an integrated RF scanning computer. A stylus is enclosed with the MX3-CE to
assist in entering data and configuring the unit.
Note:
Until the Main Battery and Backup Battery are completely depleted, the MX3-CE is
always drawing power from the batteries (On).
Note:
Always store unused mobile devices with a fully charged main battery installed. LXE
recommends an in-use mobile device be frequently connected to an external power
source to retain optimum power levels in the main battery and the backup battery. When
the backup battery and main battery are dead, the mobile device reverts to it’s last saved
default values when a fully charged main battery is installed and the device is powered
On again.
Related Manuals
The “MX3-CE User's Guide” contains MX3-CE installation, user instruction and safety
statements.
Please refer to the "MX3 Cradle Reference Guide" for technical information relating to the MX3CE Desk Top and Vehicle Mount cradles.
If you need to set up the SE923 integrated scanner barcode reading parameters, please refer to
“Appendix D - Barcodes.”
Important
If the MX3-CE has AppLock installed, please refer to “Appendix D – AppLock” for setup
and processing information before continuing with “Getting Started.”
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Components
Components
Figure 1-1 Front of MX3-CE
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
Endcap
Display
Scan or Enter
(programmable)
Beeper
On/Off Button
2nd LED
Alt LED
Ctrl LED
9
10
11
Shift LED
Caps LED
Scanner LED
12
13
14
15
16
Backup Battery LED
Status LED
Main Battery LED
Charger LED
Scan or Enter (programmable)
Figure 1-2 MX3-CE Endcap
1
2
DC Power Jack
Com 3 (Serial or Scanner) Port
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4
Com 1 (Serial) Port
Audio Jack
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Figure 1-3 Back of MX3-CE
1
2
3
Endcap
Leather Handstrap Connector
IR Port (Com 2 Port)
4
5
6
Cradle Input Contacts
Main Battery
Stylus
When to Use This Guide
As the reference for LXE's MX3-CE computer, this guide provides detailed information on its
features and functionality. Use this reference guide as you would any other source book -- reading
portions to learn about the MX3-CE, and then referring to it when you need more information
about a particular subject. This guide takes you through all aspects of installation and
configuration for the LXE MX3-CE.
Operating and safety instructions for the general user are contained in the “MX3-CE User’s
Guide.”
This chapter, “Introduction”, describes this reference guide's structure, contains setup and
installation instruction, briefly describes data entry processes, and explains how to get help.
Chapter 2 “Physical Description and Layout”, describes the function and layout of the
configuration, controls and connectors on the MX3-CE.
Chapter 3 “Power Supply” describes the power sources and battery charging stations.
Chapter 4 “System Configuration” takes you through the Windows CE 3.0 system setup and
the MX3-CE file structure.
Appendix A “Key Maps” describes the keypress sequences for the QWERTY keypad.
Appendix B “Technical Specifications” lists MX3-CE technical specifications.
Appendix C “AppLock” contains explanation and instruction when working with MX3-CE’s
running AppLock.
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Document Conventions
Convention
Meaning
ALL CAPS
All caps are used to represent disk directories, file names, and application names.
Menu | Choice
"Quotes"
<
>
Rather than use the phrase "choose the Save command from the File menu", this manual
uses the convention "choose File | Save".
Indicates the title of a book, chapter or a section within a chapter (for example, "Document
Conventions").
Indicates a key on the keypad (for example, <Enter> ).
Indicates a reference to other documentation.
ATTENTION
Keyword that indicates vital or pivotal information to follow.
Attention symbol that indicates vital or pivotal information to follow. Also, when marked
on product, means to refer to the manual or user’s guide.
International fuse replacement symbol. When marked on the product, the label includes
fuse ratings in volts (v) and amperes (a) for the product.
Note:
Keyword that indicates immediately relevant information.
CAUTION
Keyword that indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, may result
in minor or moderate injury.
WARNING
Keyword that indicates a potentially hazardous situation which, if not avoided, could result
in death or serious injury.
DANGER
Keyword that indicates a imminent hazardous situation which, if not avoided, will result in
death or serious injury.
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Getting Started
Note:
When your MX3-CE is pre-configured, the radio, PCMCIA card and endcaps are
assembled by LXE to your specifications.
This section’s instructions are based on the assumption that your new system is pre-configured
and requires only accessory installation (e.g. handstrap, stylus) and a power source. LXE
recommends that installation or removal of accessories be performed on a clean, well-lit surface.
When necessary, protect the work surface, MX3-CE, and components from electrostatic
discharge.
Figure 1-4 Hardware Configuration
Use this guide as you would any other source book -- reading portions to learn about the MX3CE, and then referring to it when you need more information about a particular subject. This guide
takes you through an introduction to and operation of the LXE MX3-CE.
In general, the sequence of events is:
1.
2.
3.
Insert a fully charged battery and press the Power button.
Connect an external power source to the unit (if required).
Adjust screen display, audio volume and other parameters if desired.
Note:
New batteries must be fully charged prior to use. This process takes up to four hours in
an LXE Multi-Charger and up to eight hours using the MX3-CE internal charger.
Troubleshooting
Can’t align the screen, change the
date/time or adjust the volume.
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AppLock restricts access to the control panels. Contact
your System Administrator. See Also: “AppLock”.
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Radio and Network Setup
Prerequisites
• Network SSID number of the Access Point
• WEP or LEAP Authentication Protocol Keys
Note:
Insert a fully charged battery and power up the computer (or connect the computer to an
external power source).
Set Up the Radio
Locate the Symbol, Lucent or Proxim Radio icon in the taskbar. The Cisco Radio icon is either on
the Desktop or under Start | Programs.
Tap the icon with the stylus.
Note:
If the access point uses authentication protocol (WEP, LEAP, etc.) your radio must use
the same authentication keys. Please contact your IS department for WEP and LEAP
encryption keys before contacting LXE.
Symbol
Access: Tap Symbol radio icon in taskbar
1.
Select the Mode menu and enter the 802.11 ESSID number. The default is “101”.
2.
Select the IP Config menu and select either DHCP or input a static IP address.
3.
If your network uses encryption, select the Encryption menu option and select the value that
matches your network.
Lucent / ORiNOCO
Access:
Start | Settings | Control Panel | Wireless Icon
OR select Start | Programs | ORiNOCO Client | Edit Wireless Profiles
1.
Select a Configuration Profile, select Edit, enter the SSID.
2.
If the access point is using WEP, select Enable Data Encryption.
3.
Enter the WEP key in hexadecimal notation and click Finish.
Cisco
Access: Windows icon | Programs | Cisco | Aironet Client Utility (ACU)
1.
Select SSID and enter your device’s SSID number.
2.
If the access point is using WEP, select WEP and click the Enable box.
3.
Select WEP Keys, (password is Cisco) enter the WEP encryption code and click OK.
4.
If the access point is using LEAP, select “No WEP” and enable LEAP.
5.
Set the Network Security Type.
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Proxim
Access: Tap Proxim radio icon in taskbar
1.
The first screen displays the Master the computer is synchronized with, the network domain
id and the node address.
2.
Edit the factory default value of these parameters to match your network values. The default
value for Security ID is “null”.
3.
Set the security ID of the computer. It must be the same security ID as other Proxim cards
(e.g. access point security ID) with the same security ID.
Access Terminal Emulation
Parameters
Before you make a host connection, you will, at a minimum, need to know:
• the alias name or IP address (Host Address) and
• the port number (Telnet Port) of the host system
to properly set up your host session.
1.
Make sure the mobile client network settings are configured and functional. If you are
connecting over wireless LAN (802.11B), make sure your mobile client is communicating
with the Access Point.
2.
From the Start | Program, run LXE RFTerm or tap the RFTerm icon on the desktop.
3.
Select Session | Configure from the application menu and select the "host type" that you
require. This will depend on the type of host system that you are going to connect to; i.e.
3270 mainframe, AS/400 5250 server or VT host.
4.
Enter the "Host Address" of the host system that you wish to connect to. This may either be a
DNS name or an IP address of the host system.
5.
Update the telnet port number, if your host application is configured to listen on a specific
port. If not, just use the default telnet port.
6.
Select OK
7.
Select Session | Connect from the application menu or tap the "Connect" button on the
Command Bar. Upon a successful connection, you should see the host application screen
displayed.
To change options in the Display, Colors, Cursor, Barcode or Options tabs, please refer to the
RFTerm Reference Guide on the LXE Manuals CD.
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About Lithium-Ion Batteries
Li-Ion batteries (like all batteries) gradually lose their capacity over time (in a linear fashion) and
never just stop working. This is important to remember -- the MX3-CE is always 'on' even when
in the Suspend state and draws battery power at all times. Use the Start | Settings | Control Panel
| Power Properties | Charge tab to check the battery status and power reading.
The following chart is an approximation. Actual battery capacity may vary based on usage,
ambient temperature and peripherals drawing power from the MX3-CE:
100% capacity
80% capacity
1800 mAh minimum
1440 mAh minimum
Deciding when to put a fully charged Main Battery pack in the MX3-CE is difficult to quantify
because it is very application specific. 1000 mAh may be the cutoff for one customer who uses the
computer frequently, while 300 mAh may be perfectly fine for a customer who occasionally uses
the computer. You need to determine the point at which battery life becomes unacceptable for
your business practices and replace the Main Battery pack before that point.
Refer to the documentation received with the charger for complete information.
Tapping with a Stylus
Note:
Always use the point of the stylus for tapping or making strokes on the display. Never use
an actual pen, pencil or sharp object to write on the touch screen.
Hold the stylus as if it were a pen or pencil. Touch an element on the screen with the tip of the
stylus then remove the stylus from the screen. Firmly press the stylus into the stylus holder on the
MX3-CE when the stylus is not in use.
Like using a mouse to left-click icons on a computer screen, using the stylus to tap icons on the
MX3-CE display is the basic action that can:
•
•
•
•
•
•
Open applications
Choose menu commands
Select options in dialog boxes or drop-down boxes
Drag the slider in a scroll bar
Select text by dragging the stylus across the text
Place the cursor in a text box prior to typing in data or retrieving data using the integrated
barcode scanner or an input/output device connected to the serial port.
An extra or replacement stylus can be ordered from LXE. See the section titled "Accessories" for
the stylus part number.
Keypad Shortcuts
Use keyboard shortcuts instead of the stylus.
•
•
•
•
•
•
Press Tab and an Arrow key to select a file.
Press Shift and an Arrow key to select several files.
Once you've selected a file, press Alt then press Enter to open its Properties dialog.
Press 2nd then press numeric dot to delete a file.
Right mouse click – press the Alt key and then tap the screen. Select a menu option.
To force the Start menu to display, press Ctrl then press Esc.
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Insert Main Battery
Press the Power button after the battery is inserted into the MX3-CE.
Note:
New batteries must be charged prior to first use. This process takes up to four hours in
an LXE Multi-Charger and eight hours with an external power source attached to the
MX3-CE.
Figure 1-5 Main Battery
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
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Contacts, Main Battery
Contacts, Cradle Output
Retaining Clip
Top Side
Back Side
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Figure 1-6 Battery Compartment
The MX3-CE Battery Compartment is located at the bottom of the back of the computer. The
arrows in the figure above point to the battery contacts in the computer.
Figure 1-7 Main Battery
Place the battery in the compartment, making sure the side of the battery with six contacts matches
up with the battery contacts in the computer battery compartment. Do not slide the battery
sideways into the compartment.
Firmly press the battery into the compartment until it clicks. The battery is now securely fastened
to the MX3-CE.
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Attach Handstrap (Optional)
An elastic handstrap is available for the MX3-CE. Once installed, the handstrap provides a means
for the user to secure the computer to their hand. It is adjustable to fit practically any size hand
and does not interfere with battery charging when the MX3-CE is in a docking station.
Figure 1-8 MX3-CE With Handstrap Installed
Tool Required: #1 Phillips Screwdriver
Installation
1.
Remove the MX3-CE from the docking station.
2.
Place the MX3-CE, with the screen facing down, on a flat stable surface.
3.
Attach the handstrap to the MX3-CE with the screws and washers provided.
4.
Test the strap's connection making sure the MX3-CE is securely connected to each end of the
strap connectors.
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Attach to Hip-Flip (Optional)
Figure 1-9 Hip-Flip Accessory
Note:
#1 flat head screwdriver are not supplied by LXE. A waist belt can be ordered from LXE.
Once the MX3-CE is attached to the hip-flip and the hip-flip securely fastened to the user by a
belt around their waist, the MX3-CE can be operated at a convenient height, leaving the user's
hands free.
The hip-flip adjusts downward to allow removing and replacing the main battery without
removing the unit from the hip-flip or the user's body.
The MX3-CE must be removed from the hip-flip before being placed in a docking station.
Caution:
Never use the MX3-CE in the hip-flip without first securing the unit to the hip-flip
with the screws.
Installation
1.
If the MX3-CE has a handstrap, remove the handstrap and set it aside along with the
handstrap screws and washers.
2.
Slide the MX3-CE into the pocket in the hip-flip, making sure the keypad is up and the
endcap ports are visible in the openings at the base of the hip-flip.
3.
Place the MX3-CE (in the hip-flip) on a flat stable surface with the keypad down.
4.
Tighten the assembly with the black screws provided, using the holes once used for the
handstrap on the MX3-CE.
5.
Test the hip-flip's connection making sure the MX3-CE is securely attached.
6.
Slide the waist-belt through the loop in the hip-flip and secure the belt around your body.
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Connect External Power Supply (Optional)
There are three external power supplies available:
• US AC/DC 12V Power Supply
• Cigarette Lighter Adapter
• International AC/DC 12V Power Supply
Figure 1-10 US AC/DC 12V Power Supply and Cigarette Lighter Adapter
Figure 1-11 International AC/DC 12V Power Supply
The MX3-CE DC power jack is located on the endcap. The cradle power jack is located on the
back of the cradle.
Figure 1-12 Connect External Power Supply
1.
Insert the barrel connector into the MX3-CE power jack and push in firmly.
2.
The CHGR LED above the keypad illuminates when the MX3-CE is receiving external
power through the power jack. The Main Battery recharges when the MX3-CE is
connected to an external power source.
Note:
When the MX3-CE is receiving external power through a cradle, the cradle's Status LED
and the MX3-CE's CHGR LED are illuminated.
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Connect Audio Jack (Optional)
The MX3-CE audio jack is located on the endcap.
Figure 1-13 Connect Audio Jack
Insert the barrel end of the connector into the MX3-CE audio jack and push in firmly.
Note:
The audio option draws power from the battery.
Power Button
Note:
Refer to the section titled "Power Modes" later in this chapter for information relating to
the power states of the MX3-CE.
The power button is located above the ESC key on the keypad. When a battery is inserted in the
MX3-CE press the Power button.
Quickly tapping the Power button places the MX3-CE immediately in Suspend mode. Quickly
tapping the Power button again, or touching the screen, immediately returns the MX3-CE from
Suspend.
When the WinCE desktop is displayed or an application begins, the power up (or reboot)
sequence is complete.
Please refer to the section titled "Power Modes" later in this manual for a list of the kinds of
activities that will return the MX3-CE from Suspend Mode.
Troubleshooting
The MX3-CE will not turn off – force a Reboot by holding the Power key down for 15 seconds
and the MX3-CE will reboot.
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Touch Screen Calibration
If the MX3-CE is not responding properly to pen touch taps, you may need to recalibrate your
screen. Recalibration involves tapping the center of a target. If you miss the center, keep the stylus
on the screen, slide it over the target's center, and then lift the stylus.
To recalibrate the screen, select Start | Settings | Control Panel | Stylus | Calibration tab.
To start, tap the Recalibrate button on the screen with the stylus.
Figure 1-14 Touch Screen Recalibration
Follow the instructions on the screen and press the Enter key to save the new calibration settings
or press Esc to cancel or quit.
Set The Display Contrast
Adjusting screen contrast lightens or darkens the characters to make them visible at a comfortable
level. The contrast is incremented or decremented one step each time the contrast key is pressed.
To adjust screen contrast, locate the <F6> key at the top of the keypad. Adjust the display
contrast by pressing the:
•
2nd key 1, then the <F6> key
•
Use the Up Arrow and Down Arrow keys to adjust contrast until the display lightens or
darkens to your satisfaction.
Press the Enter key to exit this mode.
1
The LED for this key blinks until the special editing mode (set volume or contrast) is complete.
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Set the Display Backlight Timer
Note:
Refer to the section titled "Power Modes" later in this manual for information relating to
the power states of the MX3-CE.
Select Start | Settings | Control Panel | Display | Backlight tab. Change the parameter values
and tap OK to save the changes.
The first option may be set when the MX3-CE will be running on battery power only. The second
option may be set when the MX3-CE will be running on external power (e.g. AC adapter,
cigarette adapter, powered cradle).
The default value for the battery power timer is 3 seconds. The default value for the external
power timer is 2 minutes. The backlight will remain on all the time when both checkboxes are
blank.
Display Properties
Background Appearance Backlight Blanking
To save battery life, you can adjust when the backlight automatically
shuts off.
Automatically turn off backlight while on battery power.
Turn off after
of continuous idle time.
Automatically turn off backlight while on external power.
Turn off after
of continuous idle time.
Figure 1-15 Display Properties / Backlight
This option is also available by selecting Start | Settings | Control Panel | Power | Backlight
tab.
The transmissive color display backlight timer dims the backlight at the end of the specified time.
The transflective monochrome and color display backlight timer turns the backlight off at the end
of the specified time.
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Set the Display Blanking Timer
Note:
Refer to the section titled "Power Modes" later in this manual for information relating to
the power states of the MX3-CE.
Select Start | Settings | Control Panel | Display | Blanking tab. This option is also available by
selecting Start | Settings | Control Panel | Power | Blanking tab. Change the parameter values
and tap OK to save the changes.
The first option may be set when the MX3-CE will be running on battery power only. The second
option may be set when the MX3-CE will be running on external power (e.g. AC adapter,
cigarette adapter, powered cradle).
The default value for the battery power timer is 15 seconds. The default value for the external
power timer is 2 minutes. The display will remain on all the time when both checkboxes are
blank.
Display Properties
Background Appearance Backlight Blanking
To save battery life, you can adjust when the display automatically
blanks.
Automatically blank display while on battery power.
Blank after
of continuous idle time.
Automatically blank display while on external power.
Blank after
of continuous idle time.
Figure 1-16 Blanking Timer
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Set the MX3-CE Power Off Timer
Note:
Refer to the section titled "Power Modes" later in this manual for information relating to
the power states of the MX3-CE.
Select Start | Settings | Control Panel | Power | Power Off tab. Change the parameter values
and tap OK to save the changes.
The first option may be set when the MX3-CE will be running on battery power only. The second
option may be set when the MX3-CE will be running on external power (e.g. AC adapter,
cigarette adapter, powered cradle).
The default value for both timers is 5 minutes. The computer will remain on (not in Suspend
Mode) all the time when both checkboxes are blank.
Note:
When the Power Off timer expires, the computer enters Suspend Mode.
Power Properties
Battery Power Off Backlight Blanking Charge
Save battery power and prevent unauthorized use (in conjunction
with a password) by having your device turn off when not in use.
Enable suspend while on battery power.
Suspend after
of continuous idle time.
Enable suspend while on external power.
Suspend after
of continuous idle time.
Figure 1-17 Power Off Timer
Saving Settings
To preserve configuration settings to non-volatile memory, tap the Start menu button, select
"Run".
In the dialog box that pops up, type "RegSave" and tap Enter (or click the arrow on the popup
box, select RegSave from the list, and tap Enter).
The cursor changes to an hourglass for a moment, then a dialog appears indicating the
configuration has been saved.
The save process takes 10-15 seconds. After this, these settings are reloaded every time the unit
reboots.
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Set The Audio Speaker Volume
Note:
An application may override the control of the speaker volume. Turning off sounds saves
power and prolongs battery life.
The audio volume can be adjusted to a comfortable level for the user. The volume is increased or
decreased one step each time the volume key is pressed. The MX3-CE has an internal speaker and
a jack for an external headset.
Using the Keypad
Note:
Volume & Sounds (in Control Panel) must be enabled before the following key sequences
will adjust the volume.
To adjust speaker volume, locate the <F8> key at the top of the keypad. Adjust the
speaker volume by pressing the:
•
2nd key 2, then the <F8> key to enter Volume change mode.
•
Use the Up Arrow and Down Arrow keys to adjust volume until the speaker volume is
satisfactory.
•
Press the Enter key to exit this mode.
Using the Touch Screen
Select Start | Settings | Control Panel | Volume & Sounds | Volume tab. Change the volume
setting and tap OK to save the change.
Volume & Sounds Properties
Volume Sounds
Loud
Enable sounds for:
Events (warnings, beeps and system events)
Applications (program specific and all other sounds)
Notifications (alarms, appointments and reminders)
Soft
Enable clicks and taps for:
Loud
Key clicks:
Loud
Screen taps:
Soft
Soft
Figure 1-18 Adjust Audio Volume
You can also select / deselect sounds for key clicks and screen taps and whether each is loud or
soft.
2
The LED for this key blinks until the special editing mode (set volume or contrast) is complete.
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Endcaps
Endcaps
Refer to the "MX3-CE User’s Guide” for the section titled “Scanner Warnings and
Labels” for important laser safety information before using the scanner.
The MX3-CE supports three COM port options. Two external serial ports are dependent on the
end cap chosen. A third serial port is used to support an infrared transceiver (barcode reader). An
additional endcap configuration supports serial input/output at 1.5 MBps.
Integrated Scanner Port
RS-232 Port (Serial Port)
DC Power Jack
Audio Jack
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COM Port Switching
Figure 1-19 Endcap
1
DC Power Jack
3
Com 1 Port
2
Com 3 Port
4
Audio Jack
The COM 2 port is always the IR port on the back of the MX3-CE, regardless of the type of
endcap installed.
On the Standard Range Scanner / Serial Port endcap COM 3 is the Integrated Scanner port.
On the Dual Serial Port endcap the COM1 port is the serial port on the right side of the endcap
when the display is facing you.
The process used to enable the MX3-CE COM1 port for use with a tethered scanner has three
steps:
Note:
Use the scanner control panel to setup using both the integrated scanner and a tethered
scanner.
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Endcaps
To switch active scanner Com ports select Start | Settings | Control Panel | Scanner | Main tab.
Scanner Control
Main
Keys
COM1
COM2
COM3
Port 2
Port 1
Send Key Messages (WEDGE)
Power Port 1 while asleep
Figure 1-20 Scanner Port and Programmable Button Screen
Note:
If there is an internal scanner, COM3 is greyed out – if there is no internal scanner,
Internal is greyed out.
On units without an internal scanner, radio buttons on Port 1 and Port 2 are greyed out - the COM3 external radio button is the only one that can be selected.
To assign baud rate, parity, stop bits and data bits to Com 1, Com 2 or Com3, select Start |
Settings | Control Panel | Scanner | COM .. tab.
Scanner Control
Keys
Main
Baud Rate
COM1
Data Bits
COM2
COM3
Parity
19200
9600
4800
2400
Stop Bits
1200
300
Power on pin 9 (+5V)
Figure 1-21 Assign COM Port Parameters
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PCMCIA Cards
When removing or installing PCMCIA cards, protect the MX3-CE internal
components from electrostatic discharge.
Use and operation of the Personal Computer Memory Card International Association (PCMCIA)
device (e.g. PC card) is dependent upon both the type of device installed and the application(s)
running on the computer.
Make sure the proper software is pre-loaded and PC cards are properly configured.
There is one PC card slot (Slot 0) and one Compact Flash card slot (Slot 1) in the MX3-CE. Slot 0
powers a radio PC card, PC SRAM card, ATA Flash card or a linear Flash card. The slots hold
only one card at a time. Slot 0 supplies .75 of an amp at 5V or 3.3V.
The second slot (Slot 1) is designed to support a Type I or II Compact Flash disk.
Figure 1-22 Slot Locations
Note:
As there is no PC Card management software loaded on the MX3-CE, LXE recommends
purchasing preformatted PC SRAM and Flash cards as well as preformatted Compact
Flash disks.
Requirement: A screwdriver (not supplied by LXE)
Preparation
• LXE recommends that installation of the PC card be performed on a clean, well-lit surface.
• Using a screwdriver, loosen the endcap and carefully remove or loosen all cables.
Disconnect the radio antenna from the radio card.
• Set both the endcap and the screws aside.
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PCMCIA Cards
Installation
1.
Slide the PC Card, connector side first, into the slot until it seats. Use caution not to pull or
snag the antenna connector.
2.
If the PC Card is difficult to seat in the slot, remove the card, turn it around and re-install.
Removal
1.
Grasp the top of the PC Card and pull it straight upward to remove.
2.
Use caution not to pull or snag the antenna connector on the Radio card, if installed.
If you anticipate keeping the PC card out of the MX3-CE for a long period of time place it in an
enclosed storage container. Store in an area that is protected from dirt, moisture, and electrostatic
contact.
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PCMCIA Radio Card
Note:
When removing or installing the radio, protect the MX3-CE internal components and the
radio from electrostatic discharge.
Slot 0 accepts PCMCIA radio cards, specifically LXE System 6400, 6500 and 6700 radio PC
cards.
Preparation
• LXE recommends that installation of the radio card be performed on a clean, well-lit
surface.
• Using a screwdriver, loosen the endcap and carefully remove or loosen all cables.
Disconnect the radio antenna from the radio card.
• Set both the endcap and the screws aside.
Installation
1.
Slide the PCMCIA Radio, connector side first, into the slot until it seats.
2.
The radio antenna connector must be positioned up and toward the front of the MX3-CE
(near the display). If the PCMCIA Radio is difficult to seat, remove the Radio card, turn it
around and re-install.
3.
Gently snap the antenna cable into the connector on the PCMCIA Radio. Use caution not to
damage either the antenna cable connector or the connector on the radio.
Note:
4.
A 6400 System radio has one antenna cable. 6500 and 6700 System radios have two
antenna cables. Connect all antenna cables to the PCMCIA radio.
Reinstall the endcap.
Removal
1.
Disconnect the antenna cable from the radio, using caution not to damage the radio connector
or the antenna cable connector.
2.
Move the cable aside and grasp the top of the radio card and pull straight up until the radio is
removed from the MX3-CE unit.
If you anticipate keeping the radio card out of the MX3-CE for a long period of time place it in an
enclosed storage container. Store in an area that is protected from dirt, moisture, and electrostatic
contact.
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Data Entry
Data Entry
You can enter data into the MX3-CE through several different methods. The Scanner aperture
provides barcode data entry, the RS-232 or the IR port are used to input/output data, and the
keypad provides manually keyed entry. The stylus is used to select menu items and place the
cursor in a text box, ready to accept data.
Keypad Data Entry
The keypad is used to manually input data that is not collected otherwise. Almost any function
that a full sized computer keyboard can provide is duplicated on the MX3-CE keypad but it may
take a few more keystrokes to accomplish a keyed task.
Almost every key has two or three different functions. The primary alpha or numeric character is
printed on the key.
For example, when the 2nd key is selected pressing the desired second-function key will produce
the 2nd character. The specific 2nd character is printed above the corresponding key. The 2nd key
LED will illuminate and turn off after the next keypress (unless when setting volume or contrast –
the 2nd key LED will flash at those times).
Please refer to “Appendix A - Key Maps” for instruction on the specific keypresses to access all
keypad functions.
Stylus and the Touch Screen
Note:
Always use the point of the stylus for tapping or making strokes on the display. Never use
an actual pen, pencil or sharp object to write on the touch screen.
The stylus performs the same function as a mouse that is used to point to and click elements on a
desk top computer. The stylus is used in the same manner as a mouse – single tap or double tap to
select menu options, drag the stylus across text to select, hold the stylus down to activate slider
bars, etcetera.
Hold the stylus as if it were a pen or pencil. Touch an element on the screen with the tip of the
stylus then remove the stylus from the screen. The touch screen responds to an actuation force
(touch) of 4 oz. (or greater) of pressure.
Barcode Data Entry
The MX3-CE supports an accessory barcode label reading device (a tethered scanner). Keyboard
data entries can be mixed with barcode data entries. Any tethered scanner that decodes the
barcode internally and outputs an RS-232 data stream may be used. It sends the data to the
computer in ASCII format. The serial port parameters may need to be changed to match the
parameters of the tethered scanner.
RS-232 Data Entry
The MX3-CE accepts input from an RS-232 device connected to either RS-232 port, COM1 or
COM3.
Note:
ActiveSync will not transfer files over the RS-232 connector on the MX3 cradle.
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Scanner Entry
Read all cautions, warnings and labels before using the laser
scanner.
To scan with the laser barcode reader, point the laser window towards a barcode and press the
Scan button. A red laser beam strikes the barcode. Align the red beam so that the barcode is
centered within the beam.
The laser beam must cross the entire barcode. Move the MX3-CE towards or away from the
barcode so that the barcode takes up approximately two-thirds the width of the beam. Following a
barcode scan and read the SCNR LED turns green and the MX3-CE beeps, indicating a successful
scan.
Beeps are heard during the barcode reading. The laser and SCNR LED automatically turn off after
a successful or unsuccessful read. The scanner is ready to scan again when the Scan key is
pressed.
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Power Modes
Power Modes
1 – On
2 – Suspend
3 – Critical Suspend
4 – Off
5 – Power Button or Power Off Timer
expires
6 – Primary Event
7 – Power fail. Also from Suspend (2) or On
(1).
8 – Restoration of power
9 – Backup battery and main battery dead
10 – Power applied. New main battery
installed or external power applied.
Figure 1-23 Power Modes – On, Suspend, Critical Suspend and Off
Primary Events and Power Modes
Any key on the keypad
Stylus touch on the touch screen
Power button tap
COM1 CTS
COM3 CTS
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Serial connection
External device connection (e.g. cradle)
Display activity USB connection
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On Mode
The Display
When the display is On:
• the keyboard, touchscreen and all peripherals function normally
• the display backlight is on until the Backlight timer expires
• the display does not blank until the Blank timer expires
• when the Main Battery is hot-swapped, the display is turned Off.
The MX3-CE
After a new MX3-CE has been received, a charged Main Battery inserted, and the Power button
tapped, the MX3-CE is always On until both batteries are drained completely of power.
When the Main Battery and Backup Battery are drained completely, the unit is in the Off mode.
The unit transitions from the Off mode to the On mode when a charged Main Battery is inserted
(or external power is applied). Press the Power button.
LED Indicators
LED
When On ...
2nd
Orange. The next keypress is a 2nd keypress. Blinks until key sequence is complete.
ALT
Orange. The next keypress is an ALT keypress.
CTRL
Orange. The next keypress is a CTRL keypress.
SHFT
Orange. The next letter is the uppercase letter on alpha keys and the shifted character
on the numeric keypad keys.
CAPS
Orange. Uppercase letters are active until the CAPS key sequence is pressed again.
SCNR
Integrated barcode scanner function.
•
•
Red - scanning.
Green - good scan.
BATT
B
Red. Backup Battery. When illuminated, the backup battery is charging.
STAT
Status Indicator.
•
•
Blinking Green when Display and/or Blank timer expires.
Not illuminated when the MX3-CE is in Suspend Mode.
BATT
M
Main Battery. When illuminated, main battery capacity is low.
CHGR
Charger. When on, the MX3-CE is receiving external power either from the DC
power jack or the MX3-CE is seated in a powered cradle.
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•
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Blinking Red – power fail.
Red - Main Battery is charging.
Green - battery charge is complete and the MX3-CE is connected to external
power through the power jack or a powered cradle.
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Power Modes
Suspend Mode
The Display
Note:
When the display is Off, the unit is still On. The unit functions normally – tethered
scanner trigger press, integrated scanner trigger press or Scan key presses will cause
scans. Communications through the radio or serial ports continue.
Display Suspend timers are set using Start | Settings | Control Panel | Display | Blanking tab.
The display is turned off when one of the following occurs:
• the display timer expires before a wakeup event takes place
• the Power button is tapped which immediately places the unit into Suspend Mode.
The display backlight is turned off at the same time as the Display is turned off. Display Backlight
Suspend timers are set using Start | Settings | Control Panel | Display | Backlight tab.
The Status LED blinks green when the Display enters Off mode.
Any key on the keypad
Stylus touch on the touch screen
Power button tap
PC card activity
External device connection (e.g. cradle)
COM1 activity
COM2 activity
COM3 activity
USB connection
Scanner activity
When the display wakes up, the Display Blanking Timer and Display Backlight Timer begin the
countdown again. When any of the above events occur prior to the timers expiring, the timers
begin the countdown again.
The first wakeup key press or touch are not sent to the operating system or running application –
the first keypress or touch are only used to turn the display and backlight On. Once the display (or
backlight) is On, the keyboard and touch screen function normally.
The MX3-CE
The Suspend mode is entered when the unit is inactive for a predetermined period of time, the
user taps the Power button, or Start | Suspend is chosen.
MX3-CE Suspend timers are set using Start | Settings | Control Panel | Power Properties |
Power Off.
By default, any of the following primary events will wake the unit and reset the display and
display backlight timers -- any keypress on the keypad, a stylus-touch on the touch screen, a
power button tap, COM1 CTS or COM3 CTS, PC card activity, display activity, or connection to
an external device (e.g. dock).
When the unit wakes up, the Display, Display Backlight and the Power Off timers begin the
countdown again. When any one of the above events occurs prior to the Power Off timer expiring,
the timer starts the countdown again.
The first wakeup key press or touch is not sent to the operating system or running application –
the first keypress or touch is only used to wake up the unit and reset the timers. Once the unit has
transitioned from the Suspend mode to the On mode, the unit, keyboard and touch screen function
normally.
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Critical Suspend Mode
The purpose of the Critical Suspend mode is to reduce power consumption of the MX3-CE to a
low level that still retains the contents of SDRAM. The unit enters Critical Suspend Mode only
when the Main Battery has failed or is hot-swapped. The Backup Battery is supplying power to
the unit during Critical Suspend Mode.
When hot-swapping (the Main Battery is removed), the display turns off, the BATT M LED
begins to flash red, all peripherals are shut down, the CPU clock is stopped, and power is removed
from the PCMCIA card.
When the MX3-CE is in the Critical Suspend state (the Main Battery is in place and the unit is
being powered by the Backup Battery), the display turns off, the BATT M LED begins to flash
red, all peripherals are shut down, the CPU clock is stopped, and power is removed from the
PCMCIA card. The MX3-CE is saving the state prior to the Main Battery failing and cannot be
used.
If a new fully charged main battery is installed before the Backup Battery is depleted
(approximately 5 minutes) the MX3-CE transitions to the Suspend state. To resume operation tap
the Power key once or touch the screen with the stylus.
If the Backup Battery is depleted before a fully charged Main Battery is inserted, the MX3-CE
immediately turns itself Off and all unsaved information is lost. Insert a fully charged Main
Battery and press the Power button to turn the MX3-CE On.
Off Mode
The unit is in Off Mode when the Main Battery and the Backup Battery are depleted. Insert a fully
charged Main Battery and press the Power button to turn the MX3-CE On.
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Getting Help
Getting Help
All LXE user guides are now available on one CD and they can also be viewed/downloaded from
the LXE ServicePass website. Contact your LXE representative to obtain the LXE Manuals CD.
You can also get help from LXE by calling the telephone numbers listed on the LXE Manuals
CD, in the file titled "Contacting LXE". This information is also available on the LXE website
www.lxe.com.
Explanations of terms and acronyms used in this guide are located in the file titled "LXE
Technical Glossary" on the LXE Manuals CD.
Manuals
MX3-CE User’s Guide
MX3 Cradle Reference Guide
MX3 Multi-Charger User's Guide
MX3 Multi-Charger Plus User's Guide
Accessories
Tethered Scanners
Scanner, LS3203, Ext. Range, 8’ Cbl, US.
Scanner, LS3203, Ext. Range, 8’ Cbl, EC.
Scanner, LS3203, Ext. Range, 20’ Cbl, US
Scanner, 530092IP, 7’ Cbl, WW.
Scanner, 530092IP, 15’ Cbl, US.
Scanner, P302FZY, 8’ Cbl, WW
Scanner, P302FZY, 20’ Cbl, US
Scanner, P304PRO, 8’ Cbl, WW
Scanner, P304PRO, 8’ Cbl, US
Scanner, Powerscan SR, 8’ Cbl, WW
Scanner, Powerscan SR, 12’ Cbl, US
Scanner, Powerscan LR, 8’ Cbl, WW
Scanner, Powerscan LR, 12’ Cbl, US
Scanner, Powerscan XLR, 8’ Cbl, WW
Scanner, Powerscan XLR, 12’ Cbl, US
8011LS3203ERC08DUS (Obsolete)
8011LS3203ERC08DEC (Obsolete)
8011LS3203ERC08DUS (Obsolete)
8110IP530092C07DWW (Obsolete)
8110IP530092C15DUS (Obsolete)
8200A326SCNRP3028DA9F (Obsolete)
8200A327SCNRP30220DA9F (Obsolete)
8210A326SCNRP3048DA9F (Obsolete)
8210A327SCNRP30420DA9F (Obsolete)
8300A326SCNRPWRSR8DA9F
8300A327SCNRPWRSR12DA9F
8310A326SCNRPWRLR8DA9F
8310A327SCNRPWRLR12DA9F
8320A326SCNRPWRXLR8DA9F
8320A327SCNRPWRXLR12DA9F
PCMCIA Cards
Standard Compact Flash Card, 1Gig HD
PCMCIA Compact Flash Adapter
9000A254HDDCF1GB
9000A106PCCCFADPTR
Holding Accessories
Strap, Hand, Nylon
Nylon Holster for use with Belt
Nylon Hip Flip
Adjustable Belt for Hip Flip, Velcro ends
Nylon Case with Shoulder Strap
Stand, Scanner For 5300IP Series, Tethered
Bracket, Mounting LS300
Holster, Hood, Nylon, 5300IP Series, Tethered
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2381A497HANDSTRAP
2381A401HOLSTER
9000A408HIPFLIP
9200L67
9000A409CASE
8100A001STAND (Obsolete)
8010A001BRKT (Obsolete)
8100A401HLSTRHOOD (Obsolete)
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Miscellaneous
Pen, Stylus, Black, 2330
Headset with microphone
9000A501PASSIVEPEN
9000A503HEADSET
Battery Chargers and Battery
6 Unit Charger
Battery, Li-Ion
9000A377CHGR6*
MX3A378BATT
Cradles and Power Supplies
Desktop Cradle 3
Vehicle Mount Cradle3
Vehicle Mount Cradle, 19.2K Baud Rate3
Power Supply, Vehicle Cradle, 9-30VDC
Power Supply, Vehicle Cradle, 30-80VDC
AC Power Supply, External, US
AC Power Supply, External, AC, International
Power Cord, AC, US
P/S, External, Cigarette Lighter Adapter
Power Adapter, Bare Wire 12 VDC
Power Adapter, 24-72 VDC, 20 Watts
Power Adapter, 110-240 VAC
2381A001DESKCRADLE
2381A003VMCRADLE
9000A005VMCRADLE19KB
2381A054CRDLDCPWR30V
2381A055CRDLDCPWR80V
9000A301PSACUS
9000A302PSACWW
9000A066CBLPWRAC
9000A303PSCIGLTADPT
1300A053CBL12ML3
9000A316PS24V72VMX13
1300A303PSACWW
Cables for Cradle and MX3-CE Serial Ports
Cable, PC, DA-9F to DA-9F, 6 ft. for download
USB cable
Cable, D9F to D25F, for printer
• Either US or WW
9000A054CBL6D9D9
9000A067CBL48D9USB
9000A053CBL6D9D25
Note: When using the 8500 Series tethered scanners (LS3408), the tethered scanner Power Mode must be
set to “Reduced Power Mode”to conserve MX3-CE battery life. The reduced power mode setting will not
impact performance of the 8500 series scanner. The default mode is “Continuous On”. Please refer to the
manufacturer’s user guide for instruction.
3
Power Adapter Required.
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Chapter 2 Physical Description and Layout
Hardware Configuration
System Hardware
The MX3-CE hardware configuration is shown in the following figure.
Figure 2-1 System Hardware
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Hardware Configuration
Central Processing Unit
The LXE MX3-CE CPU is a SA1110 running at 133MHz or 206 MHz.
Core Logic
The MX3-CE supports the following I/O components of the core logic:
• One PCMCIA slot (supports Type II or III PCMCIA cards).
• One compact Flash card port (supports Type I and II cards).
• One InfraRed port.
• One Digitizer Input port (Touch screen).
• Two serial ports in four configurations (see Chapter 1 "Introduction" section titled
"Endcaps.").
Note:
As the MX3-CE does not have PC Card Management software installed, LXE
recommends purchasing pre-formatted cards.
System Memory
On-board FLASH is used for ROM, Flash for WindowsCE and Flash memory for bundled
applications. Pads are available for 16 MB or 32 MB of Flash. The Flash is configured as the
primary boot device and contains the Windows CE image, boot loader, OAL, applications,
utilities and device drivers.
Any flash remaining beyond the Windows CE image is formatted for use as a persistent memory
drive (which appears in My Computer as the folder IPSM). Any programs or data stored in this
folder will not be lost if the memory backup battery fails. Currently, the persistent memory drive
partition is from 3.7 to 21 MB in size, depending on the amount of flash available and options in
the Windows CE image.
The computer has one Type II CF+ slot. The MX3-CE supports and auto detects up to 256MB of
Type I compact flash memory.
Video Subsystem
The display has a 640 pixel (horizontal) by 240 pixel (vertical) format. The display contrast is
adjustable with key sequences. Backlighting is available, can be turned on and off with key
sequences. The turn-off timing is configured through the Control Panel. The display controller
supports Windows CE graphics modes.
Touch screen allows mouse functions (pointing and clicking on the display or Signature Capture)
using an LXE approved stylus.
There are three types of displays available: transflective greyscale monochrome; transmissive
color and transflective color.
The transmissive color display is optimized for indoor lighting. It cannot be used without the
backlight. The transflective monochrome and color display are optimized for outdoor use but may
also be used indoors. The monochrome display has an electroluminescent backlight. The color
displays have a CCFL (Cold-Cathode Fluorescent Lighting) backlight.
The transflective display appears to have a greenish hue when the display is blanked. The
transmissive display appears black when the display is blanked.
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Power Supply
The LXE MX3-CE uses two batteries for operation.
• A replaceable Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery pack. The battery pack recharges while in the
MX3-CE with the computer in a powered cradle or with the optional external power
sources attached. The main battery pack can be removed from the MX3-CE and inserted in
the LXE Multi-Charger which simultaneously charges up to six battery packs in four
hours.
• An internal 50 mAh Nickel Cadmium (NiCd) backup battery. The backup battery is
recharged directly by the main battery when it is installed. Full charging of the backup
battery may take several hours. The recharging of the backup battery is automatically
controlled by the MX3-CE. The backup battery must be replaced by qualified service
personnel.
Optional AC adapters are available – external AC power supplies (US and International) and a
cigarette lighter adapter.
COM Ports
The MX3-CE has two serial ports configurable in four configurations:
DB9 – COM 1
DB9 – COM 3
DB9 – COM 1
Scanner
DB9 - USB
DB9 – COM 3
DB9 - USB
Scanner
COM 2 is always the IR port.
Power to the COM ports may be turned on and off using the Control Panel option "Scanner".
Audio Interface
An interface is available for headset operation. When the headset is plugged into the port, the
main speaker is disabled.
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Hardware Configuration
PCMCIA Slots
Slot 0
The MX3-CE has one internal PCMCIA slot that conforms electrically to PCMCIA 2.1
specifications. The PC Slot supplies 0.75 of an amp at 5Volts or 3.3Volts. Battery voltage is
supplied through unused pin 35 to support WAN radio in the slot.
The PC slot is accessible by the use of a Phillips screwdriver to first remove the endcap. It accepts
Type II or III cards only. Slot 0 accepts PCMCIA 2.4GHz radio cards or SRAM/Flash memory
cards.
Slot 1
The MX3-CE has one internal compact Flash card port that supports Type I and II CF+ cards. The
slot is accessible when the endcap has been removed.
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Physical Controls
Power Button
Note:
Refer to the section titled "Power Modes" in Chapter 1 "Introduction" for information
relating to the power states of the MX3-CE.
The power button is located above the ESC key on the keypad. When a battery is inserted in the
MX3-CE for the first time, the Power button must be pressed.
Figure 2-2 Location of the Power (PWR) Button
Quickly tapping the Power button places the MX3-CE immediately in Suspend mode. Quickly
tapping the Power button again, or touching the screen, immediately returns the MX3-CE from
Suspend.
Reboot Sequence
Hold the Power key down until the display goes out then release the Power button. The display
goes out in 5 seconds when the MX3-CE is in optimal condition. When there is a hardware
failure, the display goes out in 15 seconds. In either case, the MX3-CE will reboot.
When the WinCE desktop is displayed or an application begins, the power on (or reboot)
sequence is complete. If any changes to the settings had been saved previously, they are restored
on reboot.
Note:
To reset to factory default values, please refer to Chapter 4 “System Configuration”
section titled “MX3-CE Command Line Utilities” and the RegClear, PSMFormat and
ColdBoot programs.
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Physical Controls
Endcaps
The MX3-CE supports three COM port options. Two external serial ports are dependent on the
end cap chosen. A third serial port is used to support an infrared transceiver (barcode reader). An
additional endcap configuration supports serial input/output at 12 Mbps or 1.5 MBps.
Integrated Scanner Port
RS-232 Port (Serial Port)
DC Power Jack
Audio Jack
The default COM 2 port is always the IR port on the back of the MX3-CE, regardless of the type
of endcap installed on the unit.
On the Standard Range Scanner / Serial Port endcap COM 3 is the Integrated Scanner port.
On the Dual Serial Port endcap the COM 1 port is the serial port on the right side of the endcap
when the display is facing up.
Integrated Scanner Port
The MX3-CE Barcode Scanner is used to collect barcode data from any nearby compatible
barcode label. Depending on the size of the barcode, size of bars and spacing and quality of the
barcode, the scanner is used to read barcodes between 3" and 30". The barcode scanner reads
UPC/EAN, Code 39, Code 93, I 2 of 5, Discrete 2 of 5, Code 128, Codabar and MSI symbologies.
The internal barcode scanner scans only when the Scan button is pressed. Scan buttons have no
effect on tethered barcode scanners connected to the RS-232 port on the MX3-CE or a cradle
containing an MX3-CE. The SCNR LED illuminates during any internal scanner activation.
If you need to set up the SE923 integrated scanner barcode reading parameters, please refer
to “Appendix D – Barcodes”.
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Serial Port
RS-232 connection is made through an RS-232 Serial Port if installed. The connector is an
industry-standard RS-232. The connector includes a PC/AT standard 9-pin “D” male connector.
Figure 2-3 RS-232 Pinouts
PIN
SIGNAL
DESCRIPTION
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
DCD
RXD
TXD
DTR
GND
DSR
RTS
CTS
RI
or
+5V DC
Carrier Detect
Receive Data - Input
Transmit Data - Output
Data Terminal Ready
Signal/Power Ground
Data Set Ready
Ready To Send
Clear To Send
Ring Indicator - Input
Figure 2-4 9-Pin RS-232 Description
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USB Port
USB connection is made through an optional USB Serial Port if installed. The connector is an
industry-standard 9-pin “D” male connector.
The optional LXE USB cable is required to adapt the connection to a standard USB connector.
Please refer to section titled “Accessories” for the USB part number when ordering.
Figure 2-5 MX3-CE Serial Port
MX3-CE Connector Pin
1 Not Used
2 Not Used
3 To 3
4 Not Used
5 To 4
6 Not Used
7 To 2
8 Not Used
9 Not Used
SIGNAL
D + (Green Wire)
Ground (Black Wire)
D - (White Wire)
USB Connector Pin
1 Not Used
2 From 7
3 From 3
4 From 5
5 Not Used
6 Not Used
7 Not Used
8 Not Used
9 Not Used
Figure 2-6 USB-Serial Cable Pinouts
Tethered Scanners
The MX3-CE Scan buttons have no effect on tethered barcode scanners (connected to a serial
port). Tethered scanners read barcode scans only when the trigger on the tethered scanner is
pressed.
To set the MX3-CE to use a tethered scanner, select Start | Settings | Control Panel | Scanner |
COM1 (or 2 or 3).
Click the "Power on Pin 9 (+5V)" checkbox for the COM port selected. The COM port that
accepts the scanner data can be configured for data rate, parity, stop bits and data bits.
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Scan Buttons
Figure 2-7 Programmable Buttons
There are two buttons, one on each side of the display. The buttons are programmable and
function as an integrated barcode scanner key or a numeric keypad Enter key. The Scan keys have
no effect on scanners tethered to the MX3-CE. When there is no integrated scanner installed, both
buttons default to Enter buttons.
Scan Buttons and the SCNR LED
The SCNR LED, located above the keypad, illuminates during an integrated barcode scanner
function. It is affected by internal scanner algorithms.
• Red - scanning.
• Green - good scan.
• Unlit - scanner is inactive.
The MX3-CE Scan buttons have no effect on tethered barcode scanners (connected to a serial
port). Tethered scanners read barcode scans only when the trigger on the tethered scanner is
pressed.
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Button Settings
To edit the button parameters, select Start | Settings | Control Panel | Scanner. Change the
parameter values and tap OK to save the changes.
Scanner Control
Main
Keys
COM1
COM2
Left Scan Key
COM3
Right Scan Key
disabled
Scan
Enter key
Tab key
Virtual key
Figure 2-8 Left and Right Scan Button Programming
The default setting for the right button is Enter. The default setting for the left button is Scan.
When the MX3-CE does not have an integrated scanner, both buttons default to Enter keys and
the Scan selection is greyed out.
Each button can be setup as:
• Disabled – no response when pressed
• Scan – initiate a barcode scan sequence
• Enter Key
• Tab Key
• Virtual Key (default values F20 and F21)
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Keypad
The keypad is phosphorescent. A phosphorescent keypad does not use a keypad backlight but
glows in dim/dark areas after exposure to a light source. All keypads are installed and configured
by LXE.
The keymaps (keypress sequences) are located in “Appendix A - Key Maps.”
Figure 2-9 The QWERTY Keypad
Touch Screen and Keypad Shortcuts
Use keyboard shortcuts instead of the stylus when the MX3-CE is running WinCE. Press Tab and
an Arrow key to select a file. Press Shift and an Arrow key to select several files. Once you've
selected a file, press Alt-Enter to open its Properties dialog. Press Shift-Backspace to delete a file.
Scan Key Function
(MX3-CE's with Scanner endcaps only.) The Scan key activates the scanner when a scanner
endcap is installed and the Scan button is pressed. The internal scanner scans only when the
Scan button is pressed. A Scan button press has no effect on externally attached scanners.
When there is no integrated scanner endcap, the Scan keys function as Enter keys.
Enter Key Function
The Enter key is used to confirm a forms entry or to transmit information. How it is used is
determined by the application running on the computer.
2nd Key Function
The 2nd key is used to activate the 2nd functions of the keypad. Printed on many keys at the
upper left corner are small characters that represent the 2nd function of that key. Using the 2nd
key activates the second key function. Note that the 2nd key only stays active for one keystroke.
Each time you need to use the 2nd function you must press the 2nd key. To cancel a 2nd function
before pressing another key, press the 2nd key again. When the 2nd function is active, the 2nd
LED illuminates.
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Keypad
Ctrl Key Function
The Ctrl key enables the control functions of the keypad. This function is similar to a regular
keyboard’s Control key. Note that the Ctrl key only stays active for one keystroke. Each time
you need to use a Ctrl function, you need to press the Ctrl key before pressing the desired
character key. When the Ctrl function is active, the Ctrl LED illuminates.
Alt Key Function
The Alt key enables the alternate functions of the keypad. This function is similar to a regular
keyboard’s Alt key. Note that the Alt key only stays active for one keystroke. Each time you
need to use an alternate function, you need to press the Alt key before pressing the desired key.
When the Alt function is active, the Alt LED illuminates.
Shft Key Function
The Shft key enables the shifted functions of the keypad. This function is similar to a regular
keyboard’s Shift key. Note that the Shift key only stays active for one keystroke. Each time you
need to use a Shifted function, you need to press the Shft key before pressing the desired key.
When the Shft function is active, the Shft LED illuminates.
When the Shft key is pressed the next key is determined by the major key legends, i.e., the
alpha keys display lower case letters -- when CAPS is On alpha characters are capitalized.
Spc Key Function
The Spc key adds a space to the line of data on the display. This function is similar to a regular
keyboard’s Spacebar. Note that the Spc key only stays active for one keystroke.
Mode Key Functions
Caps Key and CapsLock Mode
This function is similar to a regular keyboard’s CapsLock key. Note that the CapsLock mode stays
active until the CapsLock key sequence is pressed again. Each time you need to use a Caps
function, you need to press the Caps key sequence first. To cancel a CapsLock function press the
Caps key sequence again. When the CapsLock mode is active, the Caps LED illuminates.
The CapsLock key sequence is 2nd + F1.
Keypress Sequences
See Appendix A for key maps for all keypads.
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LED Functions
Figure 2-10 Function LEDs
Across the top of the keypad are LEDs that provide visual cues to current computer operation.
When the LED is not illuminated, the function is inactive.
LED
When On ...
2nd
Orange. The next keypress is a 2nd keypress. Blinks until key sequence is complete.
ALT
Orange. The next keypress is an ALT keypress.
CTRL
Orange. The next keypress is a CTRL keypress.
SHFT
Orange. The next letter is the uppercase letter on alpha keys and the shifted character
on the numeric keypad keys.
CAPS
Orange. Uppercase letters are active until the CAPS key sequence is pressed again.
SCNR
Integrated barcode scanner function.
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Red - scanning.
Green - good scan.
BATT
B
Red. Backup Battery. When illuminated, the backup battery is charging.
STAT
Status Indicator.
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Blinking Green when Display and/or Blank timer expires.
Not illuminated when the MX3-CE is in Suspend Mode.
BATT
M
Main Battery. When illuminated, main battery capacity is low.
CHGR
Charger. When on, the MX3-CE is receiving external power either from the DC
power jack or the MX3-CE is seated in a powered cradle.
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Blinking Red – power fail.
Red - Main Battery is charging.
Green - battery charge is complete and the MX3-CE is connected to external
power through the power jack or a powered cradle.
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Display
Display
Figure 2-11 MX3-CE Display
The MX3-CE Touch Screen Display is an LCD unit capable of supporting VGA graphics modes.
Display size is 640 x 240 pixels. The display covering is designed to resist stains. The touch
screen allows signature capture and touch input. A pen stylus is included. The touch screen
responds to an actuation force (touch) of 4 oz. of pressure (or greater).
There are three types of displays available: transflective greyscale monochrome; transmissive
color and transflective color. The transmissive color display is optimized for indoor lighting. It
cannot be used without the backlight. The transflective monochrome and color display are
optimized for outdoor use but may also be used indoors. The monochrome display has an
electroluminescent backlight. The color displays have a CCFL (Cold-Cathode Fluorescent
Lighting) backlight.
The transflective display appears to have a greenish hue when the display is blanked. The
transmissive display appears black when the display is blanked.
The choice between font sizes is made in the Control Panel option "Display | Appearance." Font
size selection may be overridden by a user supplied application.
The display is automatically turned off when the MX3-CE enters the Suspend state, Critical
Suspend or the Display Blanking timer expires (Display Blanking default is 15 seconds).
Display and Display Backlight Timer
When the Display Blanking timer expires the display is turned off. The default value for the
battery power timer is 15 seconds. The default value for the external power timer is 2 minutes.
When the Display Backlight timer expires the transflective screen display backlights are turned
off, a transmissive screen is dimmed. The default value for the battery power timer is 3 seconds.
The default value for the external power timer is 2 minutes.
Both values can be adjusted using the Control Panel option "Display | Backlight" or "Display |
Blanking". Any of the following will wake the display and display backlight:
Any key on the keypad
Stylus touch on the touch screen
Power button tap
PC card activity
External device connection (e.g. cradle)
COM1 activity
COM2 activity
COM3 activity
USB connection
Scanner activity
When the display wakes up, the Display Blanking and Backlight timers will begin the countdown
again. When any of the above events occurs prior to the timers expiring, the timers start the
countdown again.
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Touchscreen
The touchscreen provides a means of inputting information into the MX3-CE by touching the
screen using the LXE approved stylus (the Passive Pen – see Chapter 1 section titled
“Accessories.”)
Touchscreen operation is not affected by Display Backlighting.
Touchscreen operation is affected by the Display mode. If the display is off, a touch to the display
will turn on the display but no touch data will be sent to the running application until the next
touch.
Cleaning the Glass Display/Scanner Aperture
Keep fingers and rough or sharp objects away from the scan aperture and display. If the glass
becomes soiled or smudged, clean only with a standard household cleaner such as Windex(R)
without vinegar or use Isopropyl Alcohol. Do not use paper towels or harsh-chemical-based
cleaning fluids since they may result in damage to the glass surface. Use a clean, damp, lint-free
cloth. Do not scrub optical surfaces. If possible, clean only those areas which are soiled.
Lint/particulates can be removed with clean, filtered canned air.
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Speaker
Speaker
Figure 2-12 Speaker Location
The MX3-CE Speaker has a loudness of at least 90 dB (2700 Hz) at 10 cm measured from the
front of the unit. The Speaker volume is adjustable via the keypad or the Control Panel or by an
application through the use of an API call. There are 8 distinct volume levels. The minimum
volume level is 0 (no sound) with a default setting of midrange. The volume sticks at maximum
and minimum levels.
The speaker is disabled when a headset is plugged into the Audio Jack on the endcap.
Speaker volume is enabled and adjusted using the Control Panel "Volume & Sounds" option.
After the speaker has been enabled using the Control Panel option, speaker volume is adjusted
using the 2nd + <F8> key sequence, if desired.
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Infrared (IR) Port
Figure 2-13 Infrared Port - COM2 Port
At the back of the MX3-CE Computer there is an Infrared (IR) Data Port. The IR Port is designed
to provide a data link between the MX3-CE and a similarly equipped piece of equipment such as a
printer. The IR port is the MX3-CE’s COM 2 port and is a bi-directional half-duplex
communication port. It supports baud rates up to 115k. It will support serial port emulation, as
well as IrDA and Winsock over IR protocols.
The IR operating envelope has a distance range of 2 cm (.79 inches) to 1 meter (3.2 feet) with a
viewing angle of 30 degrees.
The MX3-CE uses IrDA protocol to send data in both directions, but not simultaneously. When
sending data through the IR port, make sure the IR port on the first MX3-CE and the IR port on
the second MX3-CE are in close proximity to each other. IrDA is not required and not used by
terminal emulation programs.
When the MX3-CE is docked in a cradle, the Status LED on the cradle is red when data is being
transmitted through the IR port.
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Storage Cradles
Storage Cradles
There are two types of cradles for LXE's MX3-CE mobile computer: a desk top cradle for tabletop
charging / communication applications and a vehicle mount cradle for vehicle mounted charging /
communication applications. See the "MX3 Cradle Reference Guide."
Figure 2-14 Desktop Cradle
Figure 2-15 Vehicle Mounted Cradle
The cradles give the MX3-CE the ability to communicate with a host computer and other
equipment. In addition, using wall AC adapters or DC/DC converters, the cradle transfers power
to the internal charging circuitry of the MX3-CE and the MX3-CE, in turn, recharges the Main
Battery. The MX3-CE can be either on or off while in the cradle.
Cables are available from LXE for connecting the cradle to a printer, a personal computer or a
barcode printer. Tethered scanners (for RS-232 cradle connection) are also available from LXE.
See Chapter 1 "Introduction" section titled "Accessories."
Note:
ActiveSync will not transfer files over the RS-232 connector on the cradle.
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Chapter 3 Power Supply
Introduction
The MX3-CE computer is designed to work with a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery pack from LXE.
The LXE MX3-CE receives continuous power from two batteries. There is a Lithium-Ion Main
Battery Pack that can be recharged separately by an LXE approved battery charging unit. The
Main Battery is recharged, if required, while installed in a powered cradle or when the MX3-CE is
connected to external power using the power jack. There is a 50 mAh Nickel-Cadmium (NiCd)
Backup Battery inside the MX3-CE that is recharged only by the Main Battery Pack.
The MX3-CE maintains the date and time for a minimum of four days using a Main Battery that
has reached the Low Warning point and a fully charged Backup Battery. The MX3-CE retains
data, during a Main Battery hot swap, for at least 5 minutes.
Figure 3-1 Main Battery Pack
Note:
New batteries must be charged prior to use. This process takes up to four hours in an
LXE Multi-Charger and eight hours when the MX3-CE is connected to external power
through it's power jack.
Handling Batteries Safely
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Never dispose of a battery in a fire. This may cause an explosion.
Do not replace individual cells in a battery pack.
Do not attempt to pry open the battery pack shell.
Be careful when handling any battery. If a battery is broken or shows signs of leakage do
not attempt to charge it. Dispose of it using proper procedures.
Caution
Nickel-based cells contain a chemical solution which burns skin, eyes, etc. Leakage from cells
is the only possible way for such exposure to occur. In this event, rinse the affected area
thoroughly with water. If the solution contacts the eyes, get immediate medical attention.
Caution
NiCd and Li-Ion batteries are capable of delivering high currents when accidentally shorted.
Accidental shorting can occur when contact is made with jewelry, metal surfaces, conductive
tools, etc., making the objects very hot. Never place a battery in a pocket or case with keys,
coins, or other metal objects.
Li-Ion Battery
When disposing of the MX3-CE Main Battery, the following precautions should be observed:
The battery should be disposed of promptly. The battery should not be disassembled or crushed.
The battery should not be heated above 212°F (100°C) or incinerated.
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Main Battery Pack
The main battery pack has a rugged plastic enclosure that is designed to withstand the ordinary
rigors of an industrial environment. Exercise care when transporting the battery pack making sure
it does not come in contact with excessive heat or any power source other than the LXE MultiCharger or the MX3-CE unit.
When the Main Battery Pack is properly installed in the unit it provides up to eight hours of
operation depending upon operation and accessories installed. The battery pack is resistant to
impact damage and falls of up to four feet to a concrete surface.
Under normal conditions it should last approximately eight hours before requiring a recharge. The
more you use the scanner or the transmitter, the shorter the time required between battery
recharges.
Battery Hot-Swapping
When the main battery power level is low, the MX3-CE will signal the user with a warning dialog
box on the display and the BATT M LED illuminates red. The Batt-M LED is illuminated until
the main battery is replaced, the battery completely depletes, external power is applied to the
MX3-CE using the power jack, or the MX3-CE is placed in a powered cradle.
You can replace the main battery by simply removing the discharged battery and installing a
charged battery within a five minute time limit (or before the backup battery depletes).
When the Main Battery is removed, the MX3-CE automatically transitions to the Critical Suspend
state. During Critical Suspend, the MX3-CE’s backup battery will continue to power the unit for
at least five minutes. Though data is retained, the MX3-CE cannot be used until a new main
battery pack is installed. After installing the new battery, the MX3-CE automatically transitions to
the Suspend state. To resume from the Suspend state, tap the Power button. Full operational
recovery from Suspend can take several seconds while the radio (if installed) is reestablishing an
RF link.
If the backup battery depletes before a fully charged main battery can be inserted, the MX3-CE
will turn OFF and the Power key must be used after the main battery pack is installed.
Low Battery Warning
It is recommended that the Main Battery Pack be removed and replaced when it's energy depletes.
When the Low Battery Warning appears do an orderly shut down of the MX3-CE, minimizing the
operation of any installed devices and insuring any information is saved that should be.
When the unit is in an ON state, a low battery warning dialog box appears on the display and the
Batt-M LED illuminates red.
Note:
Once you receive the Low Battery Warning, you have approximately 5 minutes to
perform an orderly shutdown and replace the main battery pack before the unit powers
off. The Low Battery Warning will transition to Critical Suspend before the computer
powers off.
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Critical Suspend State
The Critical Suspend state or mode can only be entered because of a Main Battery Power failure.
A Main Battery Power failure can occur because the battery’s energy has been depleted or the
battery has been removed.
When the MX3-CE is in the Critical Suspend state the main battery LED illuminates, the System
LED blinks red, all peripherals are shut down, the CPU clock is stopped, and power is removed
from the PCMCIA card(s). The MX3-CE is saving the state prior to the backup battery failing and
cannot be used.
If a new fully charged main battery is installed before the timer expires the MX3-CE will
transition to the Suspend state. To resume operation tap the Power key.
If the Off Timer expires the MX3-CE will turn itself off and all unsaved information is lost. Insert
a fully charged main battery and press the Power button to turn the MX3-CE back on.
Note:
The Off Timer can be configured in the Control Panel.
Backup Battery
The MX3-CE has a backup battery that is designed to provide limited-duration electrical power in
the event of Main Battery Pack failure. The Backup Battery is a 50 mAh Nickel Cadmium (NiCd)
battery that is factory installed in the unit. The need for recharging of the backup battery is
automatically detected and controlled by the MX3-CE. The energy needed to charge the backup
battery comes from the Main Battery.
It takes several hours of operation before the Backup Battery is capable of supporting the
operation of the computer. The duration of Backup Battery life is dependent upon operation of the
MX3-CE, it’s features and any operating applications.
The backup battery is replaced by LXE.
Note:
An uninterrupted external power source (wall AC adapters or DC/DC converters)
transfers power to the MX3-CE internal charging circuitry which, in turn, recharges the
Main Battery and Backup Battery.
About Lithium-Ion Batteries
Li-Ion batteries (like all batteries) gradually lose their capacity over time (in a linear fashion) and
never just stop working. This is important to remember -- the MX3-CE is always 'on' even when
in the Suspend state and draws battery power at all times. Use the Start|Settings|Control
Panel|Power Properties| Charge tab to check the battery status and power reading.
The following chart is an approximation. Actual battery capacity may vary based on usage,
ambient temperature and peripherals drawing power from the MX3-CE:
100% capacity
80% capacity
1800 mAh minimum
1440 mAh minimum
Deciding when to put a fully charged Main Battery pack in the MX3-CE is difficult to quantify
because it is very application specific. 1000 mAh may be the cutoff for one customer who uses the
computer frequently, while 300 mAh may be perfectly fine for a customer who occasionally uses
the computer. You need to determine the point at which battery life becomes unacceptable for
your business practices and replace the Main Battery pack before that point.
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Backup Battery
Maintenance
Note:
Make sure there is a fully charged main battery in the MX3-CE before running the
Backup Battery Discharge Utility. The backup battery can be discharged and charged
while the MX3-CE is receiving external power through the Power Jack or from a
powered cradle.
The NiCd backup battery should be discharged completely once or twice a year. The Main Battery
Pack will fully charge the backup battery. This process will allow longer life for the Backup
Battery.
The backup battery is discharged by selecting Control Panel | Power Properties | Battery and
clicking the "Discharge" button. The discharge utility shows the progress of the discharging. At
this time, the program can be exited while continuing the discharge process. Normal use of the
MX3-CE can resume during the discharge, with the exception of Hot-Swapping the Main Battery.
When the backup battery is fully discharged, the MX3-CE will automatically stop the discharge
process and begin to recharge the backup battery.
DO NOT REMOVE THE MAIN BATTERY PACK from the MX3-CE until the backup battery is
completely discharged -- in approximately 1 hour and recharged in approximately 2.5 hours.
Battery Maintenance Publication
The LXE publication “Getting the Most from Your Batteries” is available on the LXE Manuals
CD and is a single-source guide to battery management. The document contains information about
battery recharging, conditioning, and other pertinent issues.
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Battery Chargers
MX3 Multi-Charger
Figure 3-2 MX3 Multi-Charger and MX3 Multi-Charger Plus
The MX3-CE Main Battery Pack can be charged in the LXE Multi-Charger and charged/analyzed
in the MX3 Multi-Charger Plus.
Figure 3-3 Insert Main Battery in Charge Pocket
Lower the battery pack straight into the battery charger pocket and push it down firmly until the
retaining clip catches on the retaining pins.
Do not "slam" the battery into the charging cup or slide it in sideways.
Failure to follow these instructions can result in damage to the main battery or the charger.
Please refer to the specific battery charger user's guide for technical information and
operating instructions.
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Battery Chargers
External Power Supply (Optional)
The MX3-CE DC power jack is located on the endcap.
The cradle power jack is located on the back of the cradle.The MX3-CE (and the Desktop Cradle)
connect to any of the following power supplies through the DC Power Jack.
Figure 3-4 US AC/DC 12V Power Supply and Cigarette Lighter Adapter
Figure 3-5 International AC/DC 12V Power Supply
Note:
When the MX3-CE is receiving external power through a cradle, the cradle's Status LED
and the CHGR LED on the MX3-CE are illuminated.
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Chapter 4 System Configuration
Introduction
There are several different aspects to the setup and configuration of the MX3-CE. Many of the
setup and configuration settings are dependent upon the optional features such as hardware and
software installed on the unit. The examples found in this chapter are to be used as examples only,
the configuration of your specific MX3-CE computer may vary. The following sections provide a
general reference for the configuration of the MX3-CE and some of it’s optional features.
WinCE 3.0
For general use instruction, please refer to commercially available WinCE user's
guides or the WinCE on-line Help application installed with the MX3-CE.
This chapter's contents assumes the system administrator is familiar with Microsoft Windows
options and capabilities loaded on most standard Windows 95, 98, NT, XP or 2000 desktop
computers.
Therefore, the sections that follow describe only those Windows capabilities
that are unique to the MX3-CE and it's WinCE environment.
Installed Software
Note:
Some standard Windows options require an external modem connection. Modems are not
available from LXE nor supported by LXE.
When you order an MX3-CE you receive the software files required by the separate programs
needed for operation and radio communication. The files are loaded by LXE and stored in
subdirectories in the MX3-CE.
This section lists the contents of the subdirectories and the general function of the files. Files
installed in each MX3-CE are specific to the intended function of the MX3-CE.
Files installed in each MX3-CE configured for an RF environment contain PCMCIA card radio
specific drivers – the drivers for each type of radio are specific to the manufacturer (e.g. Proxim,
Lucent) for the radios installed in the RF environment and are not interchangeable.
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Installed Software
Software Load
The software loaded on the MX3-CE computer consists of Windows CE 3.0 OS, hardwarespecific OEM Adaptation Layer, device drivers, MS Pocket Internet Explorer browser and
utilities.
The software supported by the MX3-CE is summarized below:
Operating System
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Microsoft CE, which is Windows CE 3.0 with MFC support.
Radio Drivers
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Note:
Only one radio is installed in the MX3-CE at any one time. The 2.4GHz type of PC
radio card resident on the MX3-CE determines the type of radio driver running on the
MX3-CE.
Please contact your LXE representative to get access to CAB files as they are released by
LXE.
Intel Persistent Memory Folder (IPSM)
Persistent memory creates a virtual drive in free flash memory, which appears in Windows
Explorer or ActiveSync Explorer as the folder IPSM (Intel Persistent Storage Manager). Any files
stored in this folder are preserved during a reboot (warm or cold boot) or power fail, even during
installation of a new system image. Normally, installed applications go into DRAM, which is lost
on battery fail or cold boot.
The Windows CE application path includes the directories \IPSM and \IPSM\bin. Thus, any
applications or DLLs put in these folders will execute directly from these directories, without
specifying any additional path information.
This method does not, however, work for device drivers, since they are loaded before persistent
storage starts up. As a result, the auto-launch utility (LAUNCH.EXE) uses registry settings to load
CAB files from persistent storage into DRAM, and to reload those same CAB files if it detects
that the drivers have disappeared from DRAM (e.g. during battery fail). The detail of how the
auto-launch utility works and how to configure it for your own applications are in a separate app
note.
Saving files to the persistent memory folder can be extremely slow - developers should not create
applications that save files to this directory. Due to the wear on the flash memory chips, which
also contain the Windows CE operating system, this usage will invalidate the LXE computer
warranty.
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Persistent Registry
The registry database, which holds all configuration settings, may be saved to flash. When this has
been done, the registry is detected when the computer reboots and all settings are loaded from the
saved flash version instead of from DRAM (where they are stored while running). This means
battery failure does not lose all settings. It also means that if you have made changes to the
settings, and have not saved them, on reboot your changes are lost. If you reboot using the Boot
icon on the desktop (or WarmBoot from the command line) your registry settings are
automatically saved for you before rebooting.
The utility RegSave is used to save the registry to flash (Start | Run | RegSave). This takes 10-15
seconds to execute, during which the computer is essentially non-responsive to any input or
primary event.
In the rare event that you want to erase saved settings, use the utility RegClear ( c a r e f u l l y ).
Many unusual problems may be caused by having registry settings for a device that has been
removed. When an application is uninstalled, its registry settings are removed; it is then necessary
to save the registry again. If you don't save it, and reboot or get a battery failure, the settings for
the application are still present and it may even try to run, which can crash the system if the
application does not exist. RegClear can help in these situations.
When an application is installed from a CAB file or via ActiveSync, the installer automatically
saves the registry when the installation is completed to be sure the new settings are preserved. Due
to a bug in Microsoft's installer, there is no indication of this situation (no hourglass cursor), so it
appears that the computer has locked up for the 10-15 seconds it takes to save the registry. Be
patient, and control will return.
See Also:
LAUNCH.EXE, REGCLEAR.EXE and REGSAVE.EXE
Java Virtual Machine (Optional)
The MX3-CE optionally includes the Insignia Jeode Java virtual machine. This VM supports Sun
Personal Java specification 1.2, with enhancements unique to the Windows CE environment. The
VM is fully integrated with the Pocket Internet Explorer browser, and can also run Java
applications from the Windows CE desktop. Selecting Start | Programs | Java gives a selection
of demo programs using the Java virtual machine.
This installed option is indicated by the appearance of a splash screen with the Java logo on
bootup.
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Desktop
Desktop
For general use instruction, please refer to commercially available WinCE user's
guides or the WinCE on-line Help application installed with the MX3-CE.
The MX3-CE Desktop appearance is similar to that of a desktop PC running Windows 95, 98, NT
or 2000.
At a minimum, it has the following icons that can be tapped with the stylus to access My
Computer, Internet Explorer, and the Recycle Bin.
At the bottom of the screen is the Start button. Clicking the Start Button causes the Start Menu to
pop up. It contains the standard Windows menu options: Programs, Favorites, Documents,
Settings, Help, and Run.
The Start Menu Shutdown option found on most desktop PC's has been replaced with a single
command: "Suspend" because the MX3-CE is always powered On (when a fully charged Main
Battery and Backup Battery are present).
Click the Suspend button to blank the screen or tap the red Power button to blank the screen and
place the MX3-CE into Suspend mode. Tap the screen once more or tap the Power button to
"wake" the unit up.
Desktop Icon
Function
My Computer
Access files and programs.
Recycle Bin
Storage for files that are to be deleted.
Internet Explorer
Connect to the internet/intranet (requires radio card and Internet Service
Provider – ISP enrollment is not available from LXE).
MS Office Apps
Pocket Word and/or Inbox.
Start
Access programs, favorite listing, documents last worked on, settings for
the control panel or taskbar, on-line help, run programs or place the unit
into Suspend mode.
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Start Menu Program Options
The following options represent the factory default program installation. Your system may be
different based on the software and hardware options purchased.
Accessories
Pocket Registry Editor
This program is similar to the Microsoft Windows program REGEDIT.
LXE cautions the user to edit parameters in the Registry with care, making sure a backup copy is
first saved before any changes are made. Contact LXE Customer Support before making changes
to the Pocket Registry parameters.
CISCO
Aironet Client Utility
Parameter
SSID
Client Name
Infrastructure Mode
Power Save Mode
WEP
Authentication Types
LEAP
Mixed Mode
World Mode
Data Rates
Transmit Power
Default
Blank
Blank
Yes
CAM
Disabled
Open
Disabled
Disabled
Disabled
Auto
MAX
Cisco Link Status
Immediately runs status on : signal strength, signal quality and overall link quality.
Client Encryption Manager
Enter the password to set encryption codes.
Client Statistics Utility
Immediately runs statistics, cumulative. An option is available to forward statistics from the client.
Load New Firmware
The current firmware version number is displayed. An option is available to load different
firmware if supplied by the user.
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Start Menu Program Options
Site Survey Tool
Immediately runs signal strength and quality and link speed. An option is available to Setup
parameters for Active Mode reporting.
Wireless Login Module
LEAP must be enabled before this option can be edited or viewed.
Communications
Note:
Some communication menu options require an external modem connection to the MX3CE. Modems are not available from LXE nor supported by LXE.
ActiveSync
Once a relationship has been established with Connect, ActiveSync will synchronize using the
radio link, serial ports, or the infrared port on the MX3-CE.
Note:
ActiveSync does not transmit through the IR port in cradles.
Connect
Connect is used to initiate a hardwired connection to a host. Several pre-defined connect setups
are included in the factory setup:
• COM1 direct connect at 57600 or 115200 baud
• Infrared connect at 57600 or 115200 baud
• COM3 direct connect at 57600 or 115200 baud
• USB direct connect
The default connect setup is COM1 at 57600 baud.
After a connect setup is selected, Start | Communications | Connect will start to connect to a
host. After this connection is made and an ActiveSync relationship established, the ActiveSync
menu item can be used to establish the connection over the radio link.
Select "Make New Connection" and follow the instructions on the screen to create a connection
while following the directions in the section titled "Backup MX3-CE Files" later in this chapter.
Remote Networking
Remote networking is used to create a connection with a different baud rate than the default baud
rate. The connections are then displayed in the PC Connection tab of the Communications control
panel.
Select "Make New Connection" and follow the instructions on the screen to create a new
connection.
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Terminal
This option requires a radio card. Use this option to connect the MX3-CE to an online service or
intranet that requires TTY or VT-100 terminal emulation. Use this option only when
communicating with services that require terminal emulation.
Select "Make New Session" and follow the instructions on the screen to create a Terminal
Session.
Terminal Client
Terminal Client allows a connection to be made to a Microsoft Terminal Server or a compatible
Citrix Terminal Server over the radio card. It will support RDP 4 or RDP 5 protocols. This allows
an application to be run on the server and display on the MX3-CE computer. Refer to Microsoft
Terminal Services documentation for configuration information (not included in the LXE installed
configuration).
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Start Menu Program Options
Command Prompt
Figure 4-1 Pocket CMD Prompt Screen
Type help at the command prompt for a list of available commands. There are slight changes
from general desktop Windows PC MS/DOS Prompt options.
Exit the Command Prompt by typing exit at the command prompt or select File | Close.
Inbox
This option requires a connection to a mail server. There are a few changes in the WinCE version
of Inbox as it relates to the general desktop Windows PC Microsoft Outlook Inbox options. Click
the "?" button to access Inbox Help. ActiveSync can be used to transfer messages between the
MX3-CE inbox and a desktop inbox.
Internet Explorer
This option requires a radio card and an Internet Service Provider. There are a few changes in the
WinCE version of Internet Explorer as it relates to the general desktop Windows PC Internet
Explorer options. Click the "?" button to access Internet Explorer Help.
Microsoft Pocket Word
There are a few changes in the WinCE version of Microsoft Word as it relates to the general
desktop Windows PC Microsoft Word options. PocketWord documents are saved with a .PWD
extension instead of .DOC extension although they can be saved as .RTF or .DOC files on the
MX3-CE. Microsoft Word templates (.DOT files) are converted to PocketWord templates
(.PWT). Click the "?" button to access PocketWord Help. When ActiveSync transfers .pwd files
to the desktop from the MX3-CE, the file is converted to .doc files by ActiveSync.
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ORiNOCO Client
Set the parameters for installed Orinoco (or Lucent) radios using the Client Utility.
Tools
Client:
Advanced
Ready
Network:
Connection:
AP:
Channel:
Encryption:
Figure 4-2 ORiNOCO Client Setup
Tools
Edit Wireless Profiles
Add / edit the configuration profiles
Version Info
Displays the version levels of the radio, MX3-CE hardware and
software
Load/Unload
Automatically
The default is "Load Automatically." Use this option to load the
radio drivers when the MX3-CE is rebooted.
Suspend While Connected
Do not use this option when Lucent radio is installed in the
MX3-CE.
Exit
Advanced
Link Test
Test the link between the Access Point and the client radio.
Site Monitor
Test the link between all stations connected to the same Access
Point as this MX3-CE.
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Start Menu Program Options
Symbol Client
Access:
Symbol Radio Icon in Status Bar
Mode Menu
Factory Default Settings
802.11 ESSID
101
Operating Mode
Infrastructure
Info Menu
Gives information on current radio that is installed in unit.
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Driver Version
Firmware Version
Hardware Version
Supported Rates
Adapter Type
Firmware Type
Country
Operating Mode
Encryption Mode
Transmit Power
IP Config Menu
Use DHCP or input a static IP address.
Power Menu
Adjust power management.
Factory Default Settings
Infrastructure
Automatic Power Save Mode
Automatic
Enabled
Options Menu
Default for the following options is Disabled.
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Enable sounds
International roaming
These settings are only temporary
Allow handheld PC to suspend when wireless network is used
Encryption
Listed below are the different encryption options for this menu.
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Open System (No Encryption) – Default
40-bit Shared Key
128-bit Shared Key
Keberos
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Ping Menu
A test utility that pings a host using the MX3-CE.
Signal Menu
A test utility that displays the signal quality between the MX3-CE and the connected access point.
AP Menu
To connect to the host, select an access point from the list.
Windows Explorer
There are a few changes in the WinCE version of Windows Explorer as it relates to the general
desktop PC Windows Explorer options. Click the "?" button to access Windows Explorer Help.
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Start Menu Program Options
Taskbar
Access: Start | Settings | Taskbar
The Taskbar can also be accessed by pressing Alt then tapping on the taskbar. Choose Properties
from the popup menu.
Factory Default Settings
Always on Top
Enabled
Auto hide
Disabled
Show Clock
Enabled
There are a few changes in the WinCE version of Taskbar as it relates to the general desktop PC
Windows Taskbar options.
When the taskbar is auto hidden, press the Ctrl key then the Esc key to make the Start button
appear.
Figure 4-3 Taskbar Properties
Clear Contents of Document
Folder
Select the Start | Settings | Taskbar | Start Menu tab and tap the Clear button to remove the
contents of the Document folder.
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Proxim Radio Options (From Taskbar)
Tap the Proxim radio icon on the taskbar (located on the right hand side of taskbar).
The following are the parameters that can be accessed and modified using the Task Bar Proxim
icon for computers with Proxim 2.4GHz radios. The first screen displays the Master the computer
is synchronized with, the network domain id and the node address.
Configuration
Parameter
Default
Description
Network
Domain
0
Sets the network domain. It can be any number from 0 through 15
and must match the domain of the server or access point to which
you want to connect.
Set Security ID
null
Set the security id of the computer. It must be the same security id
as other Proxim cards with the same security id. The default value
is null.
Site Survey Tools
Master Search
This tool locates all Master stations within range of the computer. Upon clicking the Masters
button, a listing of all masters found is displayed. Using the options on the list screen, link quality
testing can be performed. Select a master and click the Directed Link button. Select Done to exit
Master Search tool.
Advanced
Parameter
Default
Description
Inactivity Seconds
1
Sets the number of seconds of inactivity before the PC card
goes to sleep. Valid settings are 0 through 55 (values above 5
are rounded to the nearest multiple of 5). To minimize draw on
the vehicle battery, set this as low as possible, preferably to 1.
Inactivity Minutes
0
Sets the number of minutes of inactivity (up to 20 minutes)
before the PC card goes to sleep. To minimize draw on the
vehicle battery, set this to 0.
Roam Config
Normal
Sets the roaming speed. Slow, Normal or Fast
About
Displays radio card software version number, ROM version and contact information for Proxim
Inc.
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Control Panel Options
About
Displays ROM, current network connection IP address and radio driver version.
Control Panel Options
Access: Start | Settings | Control Panel
or My Computer | Control Panel
Getting Help
Please click the “?” box to get Help when changing Control Panel options.
Option
Function
About
Displays hardware and software details.
Communication
Set Device Name and PC Connection properties.
Date/Time
Set Date, Time, Time Zone, and Daylight Savings.
Display
Set background graphic, color scheme appearance, screen backlight
timeout and screen blanking timeout properties.
Keyboard
Set key repeat delay and key repeat rate.
Network
Set network driver properties and network access properties.
Owner
Set MX3-CE owner details.
Password
Set MX3-CE access password properties.
Power
Set Power Off, Backlight, Blanking properties. Review battery status
and perform backup battery charging/discharging.
Regional Settings
Set appearance of numbers, currency, time and date based on regional
and language settings.
Remove Programs
Remove programs in their entirety.
Scanner
Set scanner keyboard wedge, scanner icon appearance, active scanner
port, and scan key settings. Assign baud rate, parity, stop bits and data
bits for available COM ports.
Stylus
Set double-tap sensitivity properties and/or calibrate the touch panel.
System
Review System and Computer data and revision levels. Adjust Storage
and Program memory settings.
Volume and Sounds
Set volume parameters and assign sound wav files to WinCE events.
Wireless Network
Set network parameters.
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Communication
Factory Default Settings
Device Name
MX3CE001
Device Description
LXE MX3-CE
PC Connection
Allow Connection
Enabled
Connect Using
Serial 1 @ 57600
Device Name
Figure 4-4 Communications / Device Name Tab
Adjust the settings and click the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect
immediately.
PC Connection
Please refer to the "Backup MX3-CE Files" section later in this chapter for parameter setting
recommendations.
Figure 4-5 Communication / PC Connection Tab
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Date/Time
Access: Start | Settings | Control Panel | Date|Time Icon
Factory Default Settings
Current Time
Current
Time Zone
GMT-5
Daylight Savings Disabled
Figure 4-6 Date/Time Properties
There is no change from general desktop PC Date/Time Properties options. Adjust the settings and
click the OK box or the Apply button to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
Display
Access: Start | Settings | Control Panel | Display Icon
Factory Default Settings
Background
Tile
Appearance
Scheme
Backlight
Battery Auto Turn Off
Idle Time
External Auto Turn Off
Idle Time
Blanking
Battery Auto Turn Off
Idle Time
External Auto Turn Off
Idle Time
None
Enable
High Contrast White
Enabled
3 Seconds
Enabled
2 minutes
Enabled
15 Seconds
Enabled
2 minutes
Background
There is no change from general desktop PC Display Properties / Background options. Adjust the
settings and click the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
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Appearance
No change from general desktop PC Display Properties / Appearance options. Adjust the settings
and click the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately. The default is
High Contrast White for both monochrome and color displays.
Note:
The color screens display Windows standard colors (or the color scheme selected)
instead of shades of grey.
Backlight
Display Properties
Background Appearance Backlight Blanking
To save battery life, you can adjust when the backlight automatically
shuts off.
Automatically turn off backlight while on battery power.
Turn off after
of continuous idle time.
Automatically turn off backlight while on external power.
Turn off after
of continuous idle time.
Figure 4-7 Display Properties / Backlight Tab
Adjust the settings and click the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect
immediately. This option is also available in Power.
When the backlight timer expires, the transflective screens are turned off, the color transmissive
backlight is dimmed not turned off.
Blanking
Display Properties
Background Appearance Backlight Blanking
To save battery life, you can adjust when the display automatically
blanks.
Automatically blank display while on battery power.
Blank after
of continuous idle time.
Automatically blank display while on external power.
Blank after
of continuous idle time.
Figure 4-8 Display Properties / Blanking Tab
Adjust the settings and click the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect
immediately. This option is also available in Power.
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Keyboard
Access: Start | Settings | Control Panel | Keyboard Icon
Factory Default Settings
Repeat
Enable
Delay
Short
Rate
Slow
Figure 4-9 Keyboard Properties
There is no change from general desktop PC Keyboard Properties options. Adjust the settings and
click the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
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Network
Access: Start | Settings | Control Panel | Network Icon
Factory Default Settings
Adapter
Radio Card Specific
Identification
User Name
Blank
Password
Blank
Domain
Blank
Reset Radio Parameters
After changing radio card adapter parameters, and when prompted, the radio card must be
removed from the MX3-CE slot, pause for three seconds and reinsert the radio card in the MX3CE. The new radio parameters will then be in effect.
Adapters
Figure 4-10 Network Configuration / Adapters Tab
Upon selecting a driver, click the Properties button.
The next screen displayed is used to set the IP Address and Name Server Address parameters.
Adjust the settings and click the OK box to save the changes.
Identification
Figure 4-11 Network Configuration / Identification Tab
There is no change from general desktop PC Network Configuration / Identification display. Enter
the user name, password and domain information and click the OK box to save the changes.
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Owner
Access: Start | Settings | Control Panel | Owner Icon
Factory Default Settings
Identification
Blank
Notes
Blank
There is no change from general desktop PC Owner Properties display. Enter the information and
click the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
Owner Properties
Identification
Notes
At Power On
Display Owner Identification
Name:
Company:
Address:
Area Code: Phone:
Work:
Home:
Figure 4-12 Owner Properties
Password
Access: Start | Settings | Control Panel | Password Icon
Factory Default Settings
Password
Blank
At Power On
Disabled
Note:
Once a password is assigned, each Control Panel option requires the password be
entered before the Control Panel option can be accessed. If you forget the password, it
cannot be restored without performing a cold boot on the unit (which erases all
memory).
There is no change from general desktop PC Password Properties options. Enter the password,
then type it again to confirm it and click the OK box to save the changes. The password is
immediately in effect.
Password Properties
Password Settings
Password
Password:
Confirm Password:
At Power On
Enable password protection
Figure 4-13 Password Properties
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Power
Access: Start | Settings | Control Panel | Power Icon
Factory Default Settings
Battery
Power Off
Suspend on Battery
Battery Suspend Timer
Suspend on External Power
External Power Suspend Timer
Backlight
Auto Turn Off on Battery
Battery Idle Time Off Timer
Auto Turn Off on External
Power
External Idle Time Off Timer
Blanking
Auto Blank on Battery
Battery Idle Time Blank Timer
Auto Blank on External Power
External Idle Time Blank Timer
Charge
N/A
Enabled
5 minutes
Enabled
5 minutes
Enabled
3 Seconds
Enabled
2 minutes
Enabled
15 Seconds
Enabled
2 minutes
N/A
Please refer to Chapter 1 "Introduction" section titled "Power Modes".
Battery
The Battery tab shows the status and the percentage of power left in the Main Battery (external). It
also shows the status of the Backup Battery. The listed values cannot be changed by the user.
Power Off
Power Properties
Battery Power Off Backlight Blanking Charge
Save battery power and prevent unauthorized use (in conjunction
with a password) by having your device turn off when not in use.
Enable suspend while on battery power.
Suspend after
of continuous idle time.
Enable suspend while on external power.
Suspend after
of continuous idle time.
Figure 4-14 Power Properties / Power Off Tab
There is no change from general desktop PC Power Properties options. Adjust the settings and
click the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
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Control Panel Options
Backlight
These options are the same as those accessible through Display Properties. Adjust the settings and
click the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
When the backlight timer expires, the transflective screens are turned off, the color transmissive
backlight is dimmed not turned off.
Blanking
These options are the same as those available using Display Properties. Adjust the settings and
click the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
Charge
This option presents the Voltage and Status of the Main and Backup batteries.
The option to charge and discharge the backup battery is available on this Power Properties |
Charge tab. Once the backup battery is completely discharged, the MX3-CE automatically begins
the Recharge process.
Regional Settings
Access: Start | Settings | Control Panel | Regional Settings Icon
No change from general desktop PC Regional Settings Properties options. Adjust the settings and
click the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
Factory Default Settings
Regional Setting
English (United States)
Number
123,456,789.00 / -123,456,789.00 neg
Currency
$123,456,789.00 pos / ($123,456,789.00) neg
Time
h:mm:ss tt (tt=AM or PM)
Date
M/d/yy short / dddd,MMMM,dd,yyyy long
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Scanner
Access: Start | Settings | Control Panel | Scanner Icon
Factory Default Settings
Main
Port 1
Internal
Port 2
Disabled
Power Port 1 while asleep
Disabled
Send key messages WEDGE
Enabled
Keys
Left
Scan
Right
Enter
COM Ports (COM1- COM2 – COM3)
Baud Rate
9600
Parity
None
Stop Bits
1
Data Bits
8
Power on Pin 9
Off
Note:
If the internal scanner has to be configured to operate at any communication settings
other than 9600, N, 8, 1 and the computer either loses power or a cold boot command is
entered, the Scanner applet must be reconfigured to match the scanner communication
settings.
Note:
ActiveSync will not work over the COM1 port if COM1 external is enabled in the
Scanner applet as a scanner input.
Main
Scanner Control
Main
Keys
COM1
Port 1
Power Port 1 while asleep
COM2
COM3
Port 2
Send Key Messages (WEDGE)
Figure 4-15 Scanner Properties / Main Tab
Adjust the settings and click the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect
immediately.
The Scan buttons have no effect on tethered external scanners connected to a serial port on the
MX3-CE or the MX3 cradle ports.
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Control Panel Options
Keys
Scanner Control
Keys
Main
COM1
COM2
Left Scan Key
COM3
Right Scan Key
disabled
Scan
Enter key
Tab key
Virtual key
Figure 4-16 Scanner Properties / Keys Tab
COM Ports
Scanner Control
Keys
Main
Baud Rate
COM1
Data Bits
COM2
COM3
Parity
19200
9600
4800
2400
Stop Bits
1200
300
Power on pin 9 (+5V)
Figure 4-17 Scanner Properties / COM Port Settings
Adjust the settings and click the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect
immediately.
The COM 1 display contains the same parameters as the COM 2 and COM 3 Tab. Adjust the
settings and click the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
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Stylus
Access: Start | Settings | Control Panel | Stylus Icon
Factory Default Settings
N/A
Double Tap
There is no change from general desktop PC Mouse / Double Tap Properties display. Follow the
instructions on the screen and click the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect
immediately.
Calibration
Figure 4-18 Stylus Properties / Recalibration Start
Figure 4-19 Stylus Properties / Recalibration
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System
Access: Start | Settings | Control Panel | System Icon
Factory Default Settings
General
N/A
Memory
Middle of Memory Bar
General
Figure 4-20 System Properties / General Tab
This screen is presented for information only. The parameters cannot be changed by the user.
Memory
Figure 4-21 System Properties / Memory Tab
There is no change from general desktop PC System Properties / Memory options. Adjust the
settings and click the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect immediately.
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Volume and Sound
Access: Start | Settings | Control Panel | Volume & Sounds Icon
Factory Default Settings
Volume
Events
Enabled
Application
Enabled
Notifications
Enabled
Volume
Middle of Bar
Key click
Loud
Screen tap
Loud
Sounds
Scheme
LOUD!
Volume
Volume & Sounds Properties
Volume Sounds
Loud
Enable sounds for:
Events (warnings, beeps and system events)
Applications (program specific and all other sounds)
Notifications (alarms, appointments and reminders)
Soft
Enable clicks and taps for:
Loud
Key clicks:
Loud
Screen taps:
Soft
Soft
Figure 4-22 Volume and Sounds Properties / Volume Tab
Sounds
There is no change from general desktop PC Volume and Sound Properties / Sounds options.
Adjust the settings and click the OK box to save the changes. The changes take effect
immediately.
Wireless (only for Lucent Radios)
Access: Start | Settings | Control Panel | Wireless Icon
Factory Default Settings
Configuration Profile
Default
Data Security
Encrypt
Card Power Management
Access Point
Disabled
Key 1 alpha
Off
Select the Profile, adjust the settings on the following screens and click the OK box to save the
changes. Help is available by clicking the question mark in the edit window.
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Backup MX3-CE Files
Use the following to backup data files from the MX3-CE to a desktop or laptop PC using the
appropriate cables and Microsoft's ActiveSync (NOT included in LXE file load).
Prerequisites
Serial Port Transfer
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A desktop or laptop PC with an available serial port and an MX3-CE with a serial port.
The desktop or laptop PC must be running Windows 95, 98, NT or 2000.
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Null modem cable with all control lines connected. LXE recommends using the null
modem cable part number listed in Chapter 1 "Introduction", subsection "Accessories".
Infrared Port Transfer
•
A desktop or laptop PC with an infrared port and an MX3-CE with an infrared port. The
desktop or laptop PC must be running Windows 95 SR2, 98 or 2000.
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A desktop or laptop PC with an available USB port and an MX3-CE with a USB port.
The desktop or laptop PC must be running Windows 98 SR2 or Windows 2000.
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LXE-specific USB cable as listed in Chapter 1 “Introduction”, subsection “Accessories”.
USB Transfer
Configure the MX3-CE
The following instructions relate to initial setup of ActiveSync. When there is a Connect icon on
the MX3-CE desktop, this section can be bypassed.
Serial Connection
Select Start | Control Panel | Communications | PC Connection. Click the Change button.
From the popup list, choose
Serial 1 @ 115200
Note:
The default is 57600 baud.
This will set up the MX3-CE to use COM 1. If the MX3-CE has a dual-serial port endcap, the
Serial 3 @ 115200 can also be selected. Click OK and ensure the check box for "Allow
connection with desktop computer when device is attached" is checked.
Click OK to return to the Control Panel.
Select Scanner and ensure the integrated scanner is set to a port that is NOT the same as the
ActiveSync port.
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IrDA Connection
Note:
The ActiveSync connection does true IrDA, not serial over IR, or TCP/IP (Winsock) over
IR, like many infrared connections. Therefore, it is important to use a PC infrared
interface which supports the handshaking needed for ActiveSync. This, unfortunately,
precludes using many brands of laptops, which only use a simple infrared interface, even
though they may call it IrDA.
Select Start | Control Panel | Communications | PC Connection. Click the Change button.
From the popup list, choose
IR @ 115200
This will set up the MX3-CE to use the Infrared port. Click OK and ensure the check box for
"Allow connection with desktop computer when device is attached" is checked.
Click OK to return to the Control Panel.
Select Scanner and ensure the integrated scanner is set to a port that is NOT the same as the
ActiveSync port.
USB Connection
Select Start | Control Panel | Communications | PC Connection. Click the Change button.
From the popup list, choose
USB
This will set up the MX3-CE to use the USB port. Click OK and ensure the check box for "Allow
connection with desktop computer when device is attached" is checked.
Click OK to return to the Control Panel.
Radio
Once the relationship is established using the serial port, the ActiveSync link in the Start Menu
gives a choice of connections, one of which is radio.
Select Start | Programs | Communication | ActiveSync. Click the Change button. From the
popup list, choose Ethernet.
Note:
This will not work unless you establish a relationship first, using a direct (serial / USB /
infrared) connection.
Connect
Connect the modem cable to the PC (the host) and the MX3-CE (the client). Select "Connect"
from the Start Menu on the MX3-CE (Start / Programs / Communications / Connect).
Note:
Run "Connect" when the "Get Connected" wizard on the host PC is checking COM ports
to establish a connection for the first time.
Note:
USB will start automatically when the cable is connected, not requiring you to select
"Connect" from the start menu.
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Explore
From the ActiveSync dialog, click on the Explore button, which allows you to explore the MX3CE from the PC side, with some limitations. You can copy files to or from the MX3-CE by dragand-drop. You will not be allowed to delete files or copy files out of the \Windows directory on
the MX3-CE. (Technically, the only files you cannot delete or copy are ones marked as system
files in the original build of the Windows CE image. This, however, includes most of the files in
the \Windows directory).
Disconnect
Serial Connection
• Disconnect the cable from the MX3-CE.
• Put the MX3-CE into suspend by tapping the red Suspend button.
• Click the status bar icon in the lower right hand corner of the status bar. Then click the
Disconnect button.
IRDA Connection
• Move the MX3-CE so the infrared beam is broken.
• Click the status bar icon in the lower right hand corner of the status bar. Then click the
Disconnect button.
USB Connection
• Disconnect the cable from the MX3-CE.
• Click the status bar icon in the lower right hand corner of the status bar. Then click the
Disconnect button.
WARNING - DO NOT PUT THE MX3-CE INTO SUSPEND WHILE CONNECTED VIA USB.
The MX3-CE will be unable to connect to the host PC when it resumes operation.
Radio Connection
• Put the MX3-CE into suspend by tapping the red Suspend button.
• Click the status bar icon in the lower right hand corner of the status bar. Then click the
Disconnect button.
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Troubleshooting
ActiveSync on the host says that a device is trying to connect, but it cannot
identify it
One or more control lines are not connected. This is usually a cable problem, but on a laptop or
other device, it may indicate a bad serial port.
ActiveSync indicator on the host (disc in the toolbar tray) turns green and spins
as soon as you connect the cable, before clicking the Connect icon (or
REPLLOG.EXE in the Windows directory).
One or more control lines are tied together incorrectly. This is usually a cable problem, but on a
laptop or other device, it may indicate a bad serial port.
ActiveSync indicator on the host turns green and spins, but connection never
occurs
Baud rate of connection is not supported or detected by host.
-orIncorrect or broken data lines in cable.
ActiveSync indicator on the host remains gray
The host doesn't know you are trying to connect. May mean a bad cable, with no control lines
connected, or an incompatible baud rate. Try the connection again, with a known-good cable.
Testing connection with a terminal emulator program, or a serial port monitor
You can use HyperTerminal or some other terminal emulator program to do a rough test of
ActiveSync. Set the terminal emulator to 8 bits, no parity, 1 stop bits, and the same baud rate as
the connection on the CE device. After double-clicking REPLLOG.EXE on the CE device, the
word "CLIENT" appears on the display in ASCII format. When using a serial port monitor, you
see the host echo "CLIENT", followed by "SERVER". After this point, the data stream becomes
straight (binary) PPP.
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Create a Communication Option
1.
On the MX3-CE, select Start | Programs | Communication | Remote Networking. A
window is displayed showing the existing connections.
2.
Assuming the one you want does not exist, double-click Make New Connection.
3.
Give the new connection an appropriate name (IR @ 9600, etc.). Click the Direct
Connection radio button. Click the Next button.
4.
From the popup menu, choose the port you want to connect to. Only the available ports are
shown.
5.
Click the Configure... button.
6.
Under the Port Settings tab, choose the appropriate baud rate. Data bits, parity, and stop bits
remain at 8, none, and 1, respectively.
7.
Under the Call Options tab, be sure to turn off Wait for dial tone, since a direct connection
will not have a dial tone. Set the timeout parameter (default is 90 seconds). Click OK.
8.
TCP/IP Settings should not need to change from defaults. Click the Finish button to create
the new connection.
9.
Close the Remote Networking window.
10. To activate the new connection select Start | Settings | Control Panel | Communication |
PC Connection and click the Change button.
11. Select the new connection. Click OK twice.
12. Close the Control Panel window.
13. Connect the desktop PC to the MX3-CE with the appropriate cable.
14. Click the desktop Connect icon to test the new connection.
You can activate the connection by double-clicking on the specific connection icon in the Remote
Networking window, but this will only start an RAS (Remote Access Services) session, and does
not start ActiveSync properly.
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Technical Specifications – Connection Cable
The exact serial cable is crucial. Many commercial null modem cables will not work. LXE
recommends the following cable:
Serial cable:
9000A054CBL6D9D9
Pinout:
DB9 female
DB9 female
1,6
4
2
3
3
2
4
1,6
5
5
7
8
8
7
9
no connection
Figure 4-23 Pinout – Serial Cable for Synchronization
Some laptop devices do not properly implement all control lines on the serial port – the laptop
connection will not work.
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MX3-CE Utilities
MX3-CE Utilities
The following files are pre-loaded by LXE.
Graphic Utilities
ABOUT.CPL
Control panel which gives all available version information for system.
LAUNCH.EXE
Launch works in coordination with registry settings to allow drivers or applications to be loaded
automatically into DRAM at system startup. Registry settings control what gets launched; see the
App Note for information on these settings. For examples, you can look at the registry key
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\LXE\Persist
Launch will execute .CAB files, .BAT files, or .EXE files.
App Note
All applications to be installed into persistent memory must be in the form of Windows CE CAB
files. These CAB files exist as separate files from the main installation image, and are copied to
the CE terminal using ActiveSync, or using a Compact Flash ATA card. The CAB files are copied
from ATA or using ActiveSync Explore into the folder IPSM, which is the persistent storage
virtual drive. Then, information is added to the registry, if desired, to make the CAB file autolaunch at startup.
The registry information needed is under the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \
LXE \ Persist, as follows. The main subkey is any text, and is a description of the file. Then 3
values are added:
FileName is the name of the CAB file, with the path (usually \IPSM)
Installed is a DWORD value of 0, which changes to 1 once auto-launch installs the file
FileCheck is the name of a file to look for to determine if the CAB file is installed. This
will be the name of one of the files (with path) installed by the CAB file. Since the CAB
file installs into DRAM, when memory is lost this file is lost, and the CAB file must be
reinstalled.
The auto-launch process goes as follows. The launch utility opens the registry database and reads
the list of CAB files to auto-launch. First it looks for FileName to see if the CAB file is present. If
not, the registry entry is ignored. If it is present, and the Installed flag is not set, auto-launch
makes a copy of the CAB file (since it gets deleted by installation), and runs the Microsoft utility
WCELOAD to install it. If the Installed flag is set, auto-launch looks for the FileCheck file. If it is
present, the CAB file is installed, and that registry entry is complete. If the FileCheck file is not
present, memory has been lost, and the utility calls WCELOAD to reinstall the CAB file. Then,
the whole process repeats for the next entry in the registry, until all registry entries are analyzed.
Registry information is already in the default image for the following:
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\Lucent Radio]
"FileName"="\IPSM\LUCENT.CAB"
"Installed"=dword:0
"FileCheck"="\WINDOWS\WMLUC46.EXE"
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[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\Proxim Radio]
"FileName"="\IPSM\PROXIM.CAB"
"Installed"=dword:0
"FileCheck"="\WINDOWS\PROXIM.DLL"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\Cisco Radio]
"FileName"="\IPSM\CISCO.CAB"
"Installed"=dword:0
"FileCheck"="\WINDOWS\CISCO.DLL"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\Symbol Radio]
"FileName"="\IPSM\SYMBOL.CAB"
"Installed"=dword:0
"FileCheck"="\WINDOWS\NICTT.EXE"
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\LXE\Persist\VB Runtime]
"FileName"="\IPSM\VBRT.CAB"
"Installed"=dword:0
"FileCheck"="\WINDOWS\PVBLOAD.EXE"
PREGEDIT.EXE
Pocket Registry Editor - part of Microsoft Power Tools for Windows CE.
REGLOAD.EXE
Double-tapping a registry settings file (e.g. REG) causes RegLoad to open the file and make the
indicated settings in the registry. This is similar to how RegEdit works on a desktop PC. The
.REG file format is the same as on the desktop PC.
WARMBOOT.EXE
Double click to warm boot the computer (i.e., all RAM is preserved). It automatically saves the
registry before rebooting, to be sure configuration changes are not lost. See REGSAVE for details
on the process of saving the registry.
WAVPLAY.EXE
Double-tapping a sound file (e.g. WAV) causes WavPlay to open the file and run it in the
background.
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MX3-CE Command-line Utilities
Command line utilities can be executed by Start | Run | [program name].
COLDBOOT.EXE
Command line utility which performs a cold boot (all RAM is erased).
PING.EXE
Command line utility - similar to the ping utility under Windows NT. You can type ping
hostname, and a DNS lookup is performed on hostname, then a ping is sent. Alternatively, you
can type ping nnn.nnn.nnn.nnn, and the IP address is used as given. The ping attempt will retry
5 times, but stops as soon as it succeeds.
REGSAVE.EXE
RegSave writes the current configuration registry to a special partition in persistent memory.
When the device starts up on reboot or after a main battery failure, the registry settings are all
reloaded. While running (10-15 seconds) it displays a message box stating “.. saving settings ..”,
and at completion it displays a dialog box if the procedure fails.
REGCLEAR.EXE
RegClear erases the saved registry configuration from persistent memory. This is rarely needed,
but important when it is needed. Loading a new system image does not erase the old registry
settings, which causes various puzzling problems; running RegClear before installing the new
image removes those problems. While running (5-10 seconds) it displays a message box saying
"...clearing settings...", and at completion it displays a dialog box if the procedure fails.
Note that to return your MX3-CE completely to factory defaults, you must perform RegClear to
erase the stored settings, followed by ColdBoot, to erase settings stored in DRAM.
PSMFORMAT.EXE
PSMFormat reformats the entire persistent memory folder (IPSM). This function runs
automatically when first booting with a new flash image. Saved registry settings are not affected.
This is useful for quickly deleting numerous files in the IPSM folder. While running (30-45
seconds) it displays a message box saying "...erasing PSM...", and at completion it displays a
dialog box if the procedure fails.
See Also:
Sections titled "Persistent Memory" and "Persistent Registry" earlier in this chapter.
WHOAMI.EXE
Command line utility - returns all IP addresses for the computer. Syntax is: whoami [no options].
If not connected to the network, it will display the loopback IP (127.0.0.1). If connected via
ActiveSync, it will display the ActiveSync IP (192.168.55.100). If connected to the network, it
will display a valid local IP address.
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How To
Note:
When reflashing, LXE recommends using a Compact Flash card that is greater than
16MB.
1.
Remove the endcap from the MX3-CE being very careful not to damage the leads to the
external power jack, the headphone jack or the antenna. The antenna may be taped to the
endcap so great care must be taken when removing the endcap.
2.
Place the compact flash card in the right hand slot.
3.
Power cycle the computer. This is accomplished by holding the power key down for 15
seconds.
4.
When the display switches off release the power key. The computer automatically loads the
new BOOT loader. This will take approximately 5 seconds.
5.
Next, the computer automatically loads the new NK image and programs the flash. This will
take approximately 2 minutes.
6.
When the computer displays "Remove card to Reboot" remove the flash card and the MX3CE will reboot.
7.
Replace the endcap, being careful not to pinch any leads.
Troubleshooting
During this procedure, if the prompt "Starting Windows CE" is displayed before the final boot
sequence, the loading failed – the file on the compact flash card may be corrupt or not copied on
the card correctly. Some compact flash card management software requires the card to be ejected
from a computer using a software command – if the card is pulled out of the PC and then plugged
into the MX3-CE, the data file will be corrupt.
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Clearing Persistent Storage
Before loading a new OS software image, it is often a good idea to clear flash memory
completely. The utilities RegClear and PSMFormat will clear their particular areas, but they will
not reformat the partitions. Because of bugs in Intel's Persistent Storage Manager, there may be
unpredictable results if the size of the persistent storage partition changes in the new image, and
the old one is not completely erased.
To deal with this situation, a mechanism has been added to the bootloader which will erase all of
flash memory. This is performed by loading a Compact Flash card with all 3 files BOOT.BIN,
NK.BIN, and the new file FLASH.ZAP on the card. The bootloader sees the FLASH.ZAP file,
and in response erases all of flash in the computer before writing the new OS image. The flash
erase will not occur if any of these files are missing, since it has to write all the new ones to flash
or else the computer will be dead on next startup; in this state it will need to be returned to the
factory to be reloaded.
In addition, the FLASH.ZAP file must not be zero bytes in size. The data that it contains are
unimportant; only its existence matters. It can be created by copying any small file to the Compact
Flash card and renaming it FLASH.ZAP.
When the bootloader senses the presence of the FLASH.ZAP file, it will wait 10 seconds,
prompting with a countdown:
Erasing flash in nn seconds
Remove compact flash card to abort
This gives you a chance to change your mind without erasing memory. The erase process takes
10-15 seconds, and the load and erase of the new bootloader and OS images takes another 15-20
seconds. After this procedure, it will prompt, as during a normal OS load:
Remove compact flash card to reboot
The computer will then startup with the new image. There may be a pause at the bootup screen for
an extra 10-15 seconds while the persistent storage drive reformats itself.
API Calls
The LXE specific API calls for the MX3-CE are included in the “LXE CE API Programming
Guide”.
The programming guide details only the LXE-specific API calls and lists which calls from the
standard LXE API are and are not supported on the MX3-CE. It is intended as an appendix to the
standard Microsoft Windows CE API documentation. The APIs detailed in the Programming
Guide are included in the file LXEAPI.DLL..
The MX3-CE specific API calls and registry settings cover the following:
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Battery
PCMCIA
Power Management
Scanner
Serial Ports
Version Control
Miscellaneous
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MX3-CE Keypad
Note:
This key mapping is used on hand held computers that are NOT running an LXE Terminal Emulator.
When using a sequence of keys that includes the 2nd key, press the 2nd key first then the rest of the key sequence.
Note:
When the computer boots, the default condition of NumLock is On and the default condition of Caps (or
CapsLock) is Off. The Caps (or CapsLock) condition can be toggled with a 2nd+F1 key sequence. The
CAPS LED is illuminated when CapsLock is On.
Press These Keys and Then
To get this key
nd
2
Shift
Ctrl
Alt
Press this key
CapsLock
Contrast
x
F6
Volume
x
F8
Backlight
x
F10
nd
2nd
2
Shift
Shft
Alt
Alt
Ctrl
Scan
Ctrl
4
Scan
Esc
Esc
Space
Spc
Enter
Enter
CapsLock (Toggle)
x
F1
Back Space
BkSp
Tab
Tab
BackTab
x
Tab
Break
x
F2
Pause
x
x
F3
Up Arrow
Up Arrow
Down Arrow
Down Arrow
Right Arrow
Right Arrow
Left Arrow
Left Arrow
Insert
x
4
BkSp
Left Scan key default value is Scan. Right Scan key default value is Enter.
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To get this key
Press These Keys and Then
nd
2
Shift
Ctrl
Alt
Press this key
CapsLock
Delete
x
DOT
Home
x
Left Arrow
End
x
Right Arrow
Page Up
x
Up Arrow
Page Down
x
Down Arrow
ScrollLock
x
x
F4
F1
F1
F2
F2
F3
F3
F4
F4
F5
F5
F6
F6
F7
F7
F8
F8
F9
F9
F10
F10
F11
x
x
F1
F12
x
x
F2
a
Off
A
b
Off
B
c
Off
C
d
Off
D
e
Off
E
f
Off
F
g
Off
G
h
Off
H
i
Off
I
j
Off
J
k
Off
K
l
Off
L
m
Off
M
n
Off
N
o
Off
O
p
Off
P
q
Off
Q
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Press These Keys and Then
nd
2
Shift
Ctrl
Alt
Press this key
CapsLock
r
Off
R
s
Off
S
t
Off
T
u
Off
U
v
Off
V
w
Off
W
x
Off
X
y
Off
Y
z
Off
Z
A
x
A
B
x
B
C
x
C
D
x
D
E
x
E
F
x
F
G
x
G
H
x
H
I
x
I
J
x
J
K
x
K
L
x
L
M
x
M
N
x
N
O
x
O
P
x
P
Q
x
Q
R
x
R
S
x
S
T
x
T
U
x
U
V
x
V
W
x
W
X
x
X
Y
x
Y
Z
x
Z
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To get this key
Press These Keys and Then
nd
2
Shift
Ctrl
Alt
Press this key
CapsLock
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
9
0
0
DOT
DOT
<
x
0
[
x
1
]
x
2
>
x
3
=
x
4
{
x
5
}
x
6
/
x
7
-
x
8
+
x
9
*
x
I
: (colon)
x
D
; (semicolon)
x
F
?
x
L
`
x
N
_ (underscore)
x
M
, (comma)
x
J
‘ (apostrophe)
x
H
~ (tilde)
x
B
\
x
S
|
x
A
“
x
G
!
x
Q
@
x
W
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Press These Keys and Then
nd
2
Shift
Ctrl
Alt
Press this key
CapsLock
#
x
E
$
x
R
%
x
T
^
x
Y
&
x
U
(
x
O
)
x
P
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RFTerm Key Maps
Important:
The LXE MX3-CE mobile device is obsolete as of June 30, 2005. LXE’s RFTerm software running
on the MX3-CE is not obsolete.
Note:
All RFTerm shortcut keys are directly accessible through the RFTerm user interface.
When running RFTerm on any of the MX3-CE devices, please refer to the specific user guides for inclusive
information.
When using a sequence of keys that includes the 2nd key, press the 2nd key first then the rest of the key sequence. Set
the On/Off condition of NumLock before pressing a key sequence. There is no visual indication of the condition of
NumLock.
Note:
When the computer boots, the default condition of NumLock is On.
Note:
When the computer boots, the default condition of Caps (or CapsLock) is Off. The Caps (or CapsLock)
condition can be toggled with a 2nd-F1 key sequence. The CAPS LED is illuminated when CapsLock is On.
RFTerm Functions – MX3-CE
Press this
MX3-CE key
Connect to Host
Disconnect from Host
Press these keys and then…
2nd
Ctrl
Shft
x
x
x
x
Hide / Display All Bars
x
x
L
Hide / Display MenuBar
x
x
M
Hide / Display ToolBar
x
x
T
Hide / Display KeyBar
x
x
K
x
x
B
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
N
E
Up Arrow
Down Arrow
x
x
1
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
P
I (alpha letter i)
Up Arrow
Down Arrow
Left Arrow
Right Arrow
X
Function
Toggle MenuBar
Bottom / Top
Configure Host Session
Application Settings
Increase Font Size
Decrease Font Size
Toggle Font
Bold / Normal
Display / Hide SmartPad
Display / Hide InputTool
Scroll Up One Row
Scroll Down One Row
Scroll Left One Column
Scroll Right One Column
Exit RFTerm
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C
D
RFTerm Equivalent
Session | Connect
Session | Disconnect
File | Settings | Display |
Hide All Bars
File | Settings | Display |
Hide MenuBar
File | Settings | Display |
Hide ToolBar
File | Settings | Display |
Hide KeyBar
File | Settings | Display |
Menu at Bottom
Session | Configure
File | Settings
ToolBar: A Up Arrow
ToolBar: A Down Arrow
Session | Configure |
Font | Font Weight
combo box
Display | SmartPad
Display | InputTool
Scroll Bar
Scroll Bar
Scroll Bar
Scroll Bar
File | Exit
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ANSI Functions – MX3-CE
When running the RFTerm ANSI on MX3-CE devices, please refer to the ANSI Plus Reference Guide for
descriptions/explanations of the ANSI functions.
Function
Press these keys and then…
2nd
Shft
Ctrl
Alt
Answerback
Backspace
Delete
Exit Program
x
x
x
Print Screen
Send
Window Down
Window Left
Window Right
Window Up
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Press this
MX3-CE key
BkSp
. (period)
X
X
P
Enter
Down Arrow
Left Arrow
Right Arrow
Up Arrow
Local Echo On / Off
F1 – F10
F1 – F10
F11 – F20
F21 – F30
F31 – F40
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x
x
F1 – F10
F1 – F10
F1 – F10
RFTerm Equivalent
Display | SmartPad | Ans
Display | SmartPad | BS
Display | SmartPad | Del
File | Exit
Base KeyBar: Ent
Scrollbar or Scroll KeyBar
Scrollbar or Scroll KeyBar
Scrollbar or Scroll KeyBar
Scrollbar or Scroll KeyBar
Session | Configure | Connection
| VT Config | Screen | Local Echo
Display | SmartPad |
F6 - F10
Display | SmartPad |
F11 - F20
F17-F24, F25-F32 KeyBars
F25-F32, F33-F40 KeyBars
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IBM 3270 Functions – MX3-CE
When running the RFTerm IBM 3270 terminal emulator on MX3-CE devices, please refer to the TN3270 Terminal
Emulation Reference Guide for descriptions/explanations of the 3270 functions.
Function
Attention
Backtab
Clear
Cursor Block /
Underline
Delete
Erase
Erase Input
Error Reset
Press these keys and then…
2nd
Shft
Ctrl
Alt
x
x
x
x
Press this
MX3-CE key
A
Tab
C
RFTerm Equivalent
Display | SmartPad | Attn
Base KeyBar: Btb
Display | SmartPad | Clr
File | Settings | Cursor |
Cursor Options
Display | SmartPad | Del
Display | SmartPad | BSp
Display | SmartPad | EIn
Display | SmartPad | Rst
x
D
BkSp
BkSp
R
X
X
x
Left Arrow
Display | SmartPad | Hm
x
x
Display | SmartPad | Ins
Display | SmartPad | NL
Base KeyBar: Tb
System Request
Window Down
Window Right
Window Left
Window Up
x
x
x
x
x
x
I
N
Tab
P
Up Arrow
Down Arrow
F then A
Enter
T
O
S
Down Arrow
Right Arrow
Left Arrow
Up Arrow
PA1 - PA3
x
F1 - F3
x
x
x
Exit Program
Home Key A
Home Key B
Insert
New Line Key
Next or Tab
Print Screen
Roll Up
Roll Down
SW Rev
Send
Status Line Toggle
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
PF1 - PF10
F1 - F10
PF11 - PF20
PF21 - PF24
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x
F1 - F10
F1 - F4
File | Exit
IBM 3 KeyBar: Roll Up
IBM 3 KeyBar: Roll Dn
File | About
Base KeyBar: Ent
Special KeyBar: OIA
Display | SmartPad | Srq
Scrollbar or Scroll KeyBar
Scrollbar or Scroll KeyBar
Scrollbar or Scroll KeyBar
Scrollbar or Scroll KeyBar
Display | SmartPad |
Pa1 - Pa3
Display | SmartPad |
F1 - F10
Display | SmartPad |
F11 - F20
Display | SmartPad |
F21 - F24
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IBM 5250 Functions – MX3-CE
When running the RFTerm IBM 5250 terminal emulator on MX3-CE devices, please refer to the TN5250 Terminal
Emulation Reference Guide for descriptions/explanations of the 5250 functions.
Function
Attention
Backtab
Char Backspace
Clear
Cursor Block /
Underline
Delete
Dup
Erase Input
Error Reset or Reset
Press these keys and then…
2nd
Shft
Ctrl
Alt
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
Exit Program
x
x
F1 - F10
x
F21 - F24
x
SW Rev
System Request
Window Down
Window Left
Window Right
Window Up
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BkSp
Esc
X
X
Enter
End
M
L
Home
I
N
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
F1 - F10
F1 - F4
x
Field Exit
Status Line Toggle
A
Tab
BkSp
C
F1 - F10
F11 - F20
Field Minus
Field Plus
Home Key
Insert
New Line Key
Next or Field
Advance or Tab
Print Screen
Roll Down
Roll Up
Send or Enter CATV
Press this
MX3-CE key
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
RFTerm Equivalent
Display | SmartPad | Attn
Base KeyBar: Btb
Display | SmartPad | BSp
Display | SmartPad | Clr
File | Settings | Cursor |
Cursor Options
Display | SmartPad | Del
Display | SmartPad | Dup
Display | SmartPad | EIn
Base KeyBar: ESC
File | Exit
Display | SmartPad |
F1 - F10
Display | SmartPad |
F11 - F20
Display | SmartPad |
F21 - F24
Display | SmartPad | FEx
Display | SmartPad | FDisplay | SmartPad | F+
Display | SmartPad | Hm
Display | SmartPad | Ins
Display | SmartPad | NL
Tab
Base KeyBar: Tb
P
Down Arrow
Up Arrow
Enter
T
O
F then A
S
Down Arrow
Left Arrow
Right Arrow
Up Arrow
Display | SmartPad | Prt
IBM 3 KeyBar: Roll Dn
IBM 3 KeyBar: Roll Up
Base KeyBar: Ent
Special KeyBar: OIA
File | About
Display | SmartPad | Srq
Scrollbar or Scroll KeyBar
Scrollbar or Scroll KeyBar
Scrollbar or Scroll KeyBar
Scrollbar or Scroll KeyBar
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Physical Specifications
Features
Specifications
Comments
CPU
SA1110 CPU operating at 133
MHz or 206 MHz
32 bit CPU (with on-chip cache)
Memory
Display
ROM
16 or 32 MB Flash
RAM
16, 32 or 64MB of SDRAM
System Memory
LCD
Monochrome Transflective
Transflective LCD with touchscreen.
Transmissive Color
Customer Configurable Backlighting
Transflective Color
Mass
Storage
Removable PC
Card
(Customer
Installable)
SRAM or Flash PCMCIA Type
III PC Cards (Various Sizes)
Compact Flash Card
Bootable SRAM PC Card, ATA
Flash PC Card, or ATA Hard
Drive PC Card
PCMCIA Interface
Slot 0 accepts Type I, II, and III
Slot 1 accepts Type I and II CF+
Compatible with the PCMCIA version
2.1 standard.
Weights
Unit with radio, battery and
scanner endcap
Less than
30 oz
>850g
Battery
5.6 oz
157g
Radio Card - 2.4GHz Type II
1.0 oz
1.6 oz
28g
45g
SRAM Card
1 oz
28g
IrDA Connector (COM 2) bidirectional half-duplex
Supports 115k baud
Endcap - Dual Serial, DA-9 or
DB-9 Connector (COM 1 and
COM 3)
9 Pin “D” (male) Connector. Provides
connection to external devices such as a
printer.
Endcap - incl SE923 Scanner
(COM 3), DA-9 or DB-9
Connector (COM 1)
9 Pin “D” (male) Connector. Provides
connection to external devices such as a
printer.
External
Connectors/Interface
Endcap – incl SE923 Scanner
(COM 3), DA-9 (COM 1)
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Features
Specifications
Comments
Power Connector
8.5V - 15 VDC Input Power
External Battery Charger Contacts
10.8 - 16VDC Input Power
Power Jack
Audio Connector
Dimensions w/Endcap
Batteries
Audio Jack
Length
6.5”
165 cm
Width
9”
228 cm
Depth
1.5”
38 cm
Main
10.8V, 3 cell, Li-Ion battery pack
In-Unit Chargeable or Externally
Chargeable
Backup
(CMOS)
Internal Nickel-Cadmium (NiCd)
5.7V max.
Automatically charges from Main
Battery during normal operation
Memory operational for 5 minutes when
Main Battery is depleted
Display Specifications
Feature
Specification
Type
LCD - Transflective Monochrome, Transflective Color, Transmissive
Color
Electroluminescent Backlighting
Resolution
640x240 pixels
Size
½ VGA landscape
Diagonal Viewing Area
5.92 in (150.4mm)
Dot Pitch
0.22mm
Dot Size
0.20mm x 0.20mm
Color Scale
Monochrome - 16 Shades of Gray
Transmissive – 256 colors
Transflective – 256 colors
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Environmental Specifications
MX3-CE and Endcaps
Feature
Specification
Operating Temperature
-4°F to 122°F (-20°C to 50°C) monochrome
-2°F to 122°F (-10°C to 50°C) color
Storage Temperature
-22°F to 158°F (-30°C to 70°C)
Water and Dust
IEC IP65 (with standard endcaps)
Operating Humidity
Up to 90% non-condensing at 104°F (40°C)
Ambient Light – ranging from
total darkness to direct sunlight
Display readable (with backlight on) for <= two hours
Contamination
Resistant to exposure to skin oil and other lubricants.
Vibration
Based on MIL Std 810D
ESD
8 KV air, 4kV direct contact
Shock
Multiple 4 foot drops to concrete. 6 foot with protective cover/boot
Keypad readable (after previous exposure to a 60W bulb for 30 minutes)
for <= 15 minutes.
Power Supplies
US AC Wall Adapter
Feature
Specification
Input Power Switch
None
Power "ON" Indicator
None
Input Fusing
Thermal Fuse
Input Voltage
108VAC min - 132VAC max
Input Frequency
47 - 63 Hz
Input Connector
North American wall plug, no ground
Output Connector
Barrel connector, female, 5.5 x 2.5 x 11.5mm, Center Positive
Output Voltage
+12VDC, unregulated
Output Current
0 Amps min, 1.5 A max
Operating Temperature
32° F to 104° F / 0° C to 40° C
Storage Temperature
-13° F to 158° F / -25° C to 70° C
Humidity
Operates in a relative humidity of 5 – 95% (non-condensing)
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International AC Adapter
Feature
Specification
Operating Temperature
32°F to 104°F (-0°C to 40°C)
Storage Temperature
-13°F to 158°F (-25°C to 70°C)
Operating Humidity
Up to 90% non-condensing at 104°F (40°C)
Input Power Switch
None
Power "ON" Indicator
None
Input Voltage
108VAC min - 264VAC max
Input Frequency
47 - 63 Hz
Input Connector
Customer supplied
Output Connector
Barrel connector, female, 5.5 x 2.5 x 11mm, Center Positive
Output Voltage
+12VDC, regulated
Output Voltage Regulation
+/- 5%
Output Current
0 Amps min, 1.00 Amps max
Radio Specifications
PCMCIA Proxim 2.4 GHz Type II
Bus Interface
PCMCIA 2.0, Type II slot
Radio Frequencies
2.4 - 2.4835 GHz FH SS
RF Data Rates
0.8 / 1.6 Mbps
RF Power Level
100 mW (varies by country)
Channels
15
Operating Temperature
see MX3-CE Environmental Specs
Storage Temperature
see MX3-CE Environmental Specs
Connectivity
TCP/IP, Ethernet, NDIS
Antenna
Internal
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PCMCIA Lucent 2.4 GHz Type II
Bus Interface
PCMCIA 2.0, Type II slot
Radio Frequencies
2.4 - 2.4835 GHz IEEE 802.11b DS SS
RF Data Rates
1 / 2 Mbps
RF Power Level
100 mW nominal (varies by country)
Channels
11 US, 13 Europe, 4 France, 1 Japan
Operating Temperature
see MX3-CE Environmental Specs
Storage Temperature
see MX3-CE Environmental Specs
Connectivity
NDIS, TCP/IP, Ethernet
Antenna
Internal
PCMCIA Cisco 2.4GHz Type II
Bus Interface
PCMCIA 2.0, Type II slot
Radio Frequencies
2.4 - 2.4835 GHz IEEE 802.11b DS SS
RF Data Rates
11 Mbps
RF Power Level
100 mW max.
Channels
11 US, 13 Europe, 4 France, 14 Japan
Operating Temperature
see MX3-CE Environmental Specs
Storage Temperature
see MX3-CE Environmental Specs
Connectivity
Novell, TCP/IP, Ethernet, ODI
Antenna
Internal
PCMCIA Symbol 11Mb 2.4GHz Type II
Bus Interface:
PCMCIA 2.0, Type II slot
Radio Frequencies:
2.4 - 2.5 GHz IEEE 802.11b DS SS
RF Data Rates:
11 Mbps maximum
RF Power Level:
100 mW
Channels
11 US, 13 Europe, 4 France, 1 Japan
Operating Temperature
see MX3-CE Environmental Specs
Storage Temperature
see MX3-CE Environmental Specs
Connectivity:
TCP/IP, Ethernet, NDSI
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SE923 Standard Range Scanner
The decode zone is a function of barcode symbol characteristics including density, print contrast,
wide-to-narrow ratio and edge acuity. The values shown in the following table are based on good
quality symbols in the center of the scanner’s working range and the length of the barcode.
Typical
Symbol Density
Min
Max
In.
mm.
In.
cm.
In.
cm.
0.005
0.127
3
7.62
6
15.24
0.0075
0.191
2.5
6.35
10
25.4
0.010
0.254
2
5.08
15
38.1
0.015
0.381
2
5.08
20
50.8
0.020
0.508
*
*
29
73.66
0.040
1.01
*
*
40
101.6
0.055
1.40
*
*
45
114.3
(*) Minimum distance determined by symbol length and scan angle.
Decode Zones – SE923 Standard Range Scanner
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Appendix C AppLock
Introduction
LXE’s AppLock is designed to be run on LXE certified Windows CE and Pocket PC based
devices only. LXE installs the program as part of the factory-installation process.
An MX3-CE running AppLock becomes a dedicated, single application device. In other words,
only the application or feature specified in the AppLock configuration by the Administrator is
available to the MX3-CE user.
AppLock also contains a component which sets configuration parameters as specified by the
Administrator.
If the MX3-CE is reset to factory default values, the Administrator may need to reconfigure the
AppLock application.
Note:
To reset an MX3-CE to factory default values, please refer to Chapter 4 “System
Configuration” section titled “MX3-CE Command Line Utilities” and the RegClear,
PSMFormat and ColdBoot executable files.
Setup a New Device
LXE devices with the AppLock feature are shipped to boot in Administration mode with no
default password, thus when the device is first booted, the user has full access to the device and no
password prompt is displayed. After the administrator specifies an application to lock, a password
is assigned and the device is rebooted or the hotkey is pressed, the device switches to end-user
mode.
Briefly, the process to configure a new device is as follows:
1.
2.
3.
Insert a fully charged battery and press the Power button.
Connect an external power source to the device (if required).
Adjust screen display, audio volume and other parameters if desired. Install accessories (e.g.
handstrap, stylus).
4. Tap Settings | Control Panel | Administration icon.
5. Assign an application on the Control tab screen.
6. Assign a password on the Security tab screen.
7. Select a view level on the Status tab screen, if desired.
8. Tap OK
9. Press the hotkey sequence to launch AppLock and lock the configured application.
10. The device is now in end-user mode.
Note:
LXE has made the assumption, in this appendix, that the first user to power up a new
MX3-CE is the system administrator.
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Administration Mode
Administration mode gives full access to the device and configuration options.
The administrator must enter a valid password (when a password has already been assigned)
before access to Administration mode and configuration options are allowed. The administrator
can configure the following options:
1.
Create/change the keystroke sequence to activate administrator access.
2.
Create/change the password for administrator access.
3.
Assign the name of the application to lock.
4.
Select the command line of the application to lock.
In addition to these configuration options, the administrator can view and manage the status logs
of AppLock sessions.
Administrator default values for the MX3-CE:
Administrator Hotkey
Shift+Ctrl+A
Password
none
Application path and name
none
Application command line
none
End User Mode
End-user mode locks the end-user into the configured application. The end user can still reboot
and respond to dialog boxes. The single application is automatically launched, and runs in full
screen mode, when the MX3-CE boots up.
The user cannot unintentionally or intentionally exit the application nor can the end user execute
any other applications. Normal application exit or switching methods and all Microsoft defined
Windows CE key combinations, such as close (X) icon, File Exit, File Close, Alt-F4, Alt-Tab, etc.
are disabled. The Windows CE desktop icons, menu bars, task bar and system trays are not visible
or accessible. Task Manager is not available.
If the end-user selects File/Exit or Close from the applications menu bar, the menu is cleared and
nothing else happens; the application remains active. Nothing happens when the end-user clicks
on the Close icon on the application’s title bar and the application remains active.
Note:
A few applications do not follow normal procedures when closing. AppLock cannot
prevent this type of application from closing, but is notified that the application has
closed. For these applications, AppLock immediately restarts the application which
causes the screen to flicker. If this type of application is being locked, the administrator
should close all other applications before switching to end user mode to minimize the
screen flicker.
Windows accelerator keys such as Alt-F4 are disabled.
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Administration and Configuration
The default Administrator Hotkey sequence is Shift+Ctrl+A.
Administrator mode allows access to all features on the device. When the hotkey is pressed to
switch into Administrator mode, a password prompt is displayed (if a password has been
configured). A password must be entered within 30 seconds (and in three tries) or the password
prompt is removed and the device remains in end-user mode with the focus returned to the locked
application. Without entry of a valid password, the switch into Administrator mode will not occur.
Configuration
Access:
Settings | Control Panel | Administration icon
The password prompt is displayed if a password has been configured. When the valid password is
entered, the Administration Control panel is displayed. When a valid password is not entered
within 30 seconds, the user is returned to the System Control Panel.
If a password has not been configured, the Administrator Control panel is displayed.
Control Panel
Administrator Control
Control
Status
Security
Application:
...
Internet
Command Line:
Application Startup Delay:
seconds
Administrator Control panel
Use the Control tab options to select the application to launch when the MX3-CE boots up.
Move the cursor to the Application text box and either type the application path or click the
Browse icon (the … icon). The standard Windows CE Browse dialog is displayed. After selecting
the application from the Browse dialog, click OK.
Enter the command line parameters for the application in the Command Line text box.
If no application is specified when the Administrator Control panel is closed, the device reboots
into Administrator mode. If a password has been set, but the application has not been specified,
the user will be prompted for the password before entering administration mode. The password
prompt remains on the display until a valid password is entered.
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End User Internet Explorer
AppLock supports applications that utilize Internet Explorer, such as .html pages and Java
applications. The end user can run an application by entering the application name and path in
Internet Explorer’s address bar.
To prevent the end user from executing an application using this method, the address bar and
Options settings dialog are restricted in Internet Explorer. This is accomplished by creating an
Internet Explorer that is used in end user mode, End-user Internet Explorer (EUIE). The EUIE
executes the Internet Explorer application in full screen mode which removes the address bar and
status bar. The Options Dialog is also removed so the end user cannot re-enable the address bar.
The administrator specifies the EUIE by simply checking the “Internet” checkbox in the Control
tab of the Administrator applet. The internet application should then be entered in the
“Application” text box. If the standard Internet Explorer that is shipped with the device is desired,
it should be treated like any other application. This means that IEXPLORER.EXE should be
specified in the Application text box and the internet application should be entered in the
command line. In this case, do not check the Internet checkbox.
Security Panel
Administrator Control
Control
Security
Status
Hot Key:
Password:
Confirm Password:
Administrator Security panel
Hotkey
Specify the hotkey sequence that triggers AppLock to switch between administrator and user
modes and the password required to enter Administrator mode. The default hotkey sequence is
Shift+Ctrl+A.
A 2nd key keypress is an invalid keypress for a hotkey sequence.
Move the cursor to the Hot Key text box. Enter the new hot key sequence by first pressing the
Shift state key followed by a normal key. The hotkey selected must be a key sequence that the
application being locked does not use. The hotkey sequence is intercepted by AppLock and is not
passed to the application.
Input from the keyboard or Soft Input Panel (SIP) is accepted with the restriction that the normal
key must be pressed from the keyboard when switching modes. The hotkey sequence is displayed
in the Hot key text box with “Shift”, “Alt”, and “Ctrl” text strings representing the shift state keys.
The normal keyboard key completes the hotkey sequence.
For example, if the ‘Ctrl’ key is pressed followed by ‘A’, “Ctrl+A” is entered in the text box. If
another key is pressed after a normal key press, the hotkey sequence is cleared and a new hotkey
sequence is started.
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A normal key is required for the hotkey sequence and is unlike pressing the normal key during a
mode switch; this key can be entered from the SIP when configuring the key. However, when the
hotkey is pressed to switch modes, the normal key must be entered from the keypad; it cannot be
entered from the SIP.
Password
Move the cursor to the Password text box. The passwords entered in the Password and Confirm
Password fields must match. Passwords are case sensitive.
When the user exits the Administrator Control panel, the two passwords are compared to verify
that they match. If they do not match, a dialog box is displayed notifying the user of the error.
After the user closes the dialog box, the Security Panel is displayed and the password can then be
entered and confirmed again. If the passwords match, the password is encrypted and saved.
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Status Panel
Administrator Control
Control
Security
Status
View
Level:
Refresh
Log
Level:
Clear
Save As...
Administrator Status Panel
Use the Status panel to view the log of previous AppLock operation and to configure which
messages are to be recorded during AppLock operation.
As the status information is stored in the registry and accumulates during AppLock configuration
and operation, it is very important that the administrator periodically clear the status information
to reduce the amount of registry space used. For this reason, the administration can configure the
type of status information that is logged, as well as clear the status information.
View
Error
Error status messages are logged when an error occurs and is intended to be used by
the administrator to determine why the specified application cannot be locked.
Process
Processing status shows the flow control of AppLock components and is mainly
intended for LXE Customer Service when helping customers troubleshoot problems
with their AppLock program.
Extended
Extended status provides more detailed information than that logged by Process
Logging.
All
All messages are displayed.
Tap the Refresh button after changing from one view level to another. The filtered records are
displayed, all others are not displayed.
Levels
Note:
If a level higher than Error is selected, the status should be cleared frequently by the
administrator.
In addition to the three view levels the administrator can select that all status information be
logged or turn off all status information logging completely. The system default is Error Logging;
however to reduce registry use, the administrator may want to select ‘None’ after verifying the
configuration. Tap the Clear button to clear the status information from the registry.
•
•
•
•
•
None
Error
Processing
Extended
All
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Save As
When the 'Save As'… button is selected, a standard Windows CE 'Save As' dialog screen is
displayed. Specify the path and filename. If the filename exists, the user is prompted whether the
file should be overwritten. If the file does not exist, it is created.
See Also:
Error Messages
Passwords
A password must be configured. If the password is not configured, a new device switches into
Administration mode without prompting for a password. In addition to the hotkey press, a mode
switch occurs if inaccurate information has been configured or if mandatory information is
missing in the configuration.
There are several situations that display a password prompt after a password has been configured.
If the configured hotkey is pressed, the password prompt is displayed. In this case the user has 30
seconds to enter a password. If a valid password is not entered within 30 seconds, the password
prompt is dismissed and the device returns to end-user mode.
All other situations that present the password prompt do not dismiss the prompt -- this is because
the other situations result in invalid end-user operation.
These conditions include:
1.
If inaccurate configuration information is entered by the administrator, i.e. an application is
specified that does not exist.
2.
If the application name, which is mandatory for end-user mode, is missing in the
configuration.
3.
Invalid installation of AppLock (e.g. missing DLLs).
4.
Corrupted registry settings.
To summarize, if an error occurs that prevents AppLock from switching to user mode, the
password will not timeout and AppLock will wait until the correct password is entered.
Troubleshooting
Forgotten the password that has been set? Enter this LXE back door key sequence: Ctrl+L Ctrl+X
Ctrl+E
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Error Messages
Any messages whose first word is an ‘ing’ word is output prior to the action described in the
message. For example, “Switching to admin-hotkey press” is logged after the administrator has
pressed the hotkey but prior to starting the switch process.
For all operations that can result in an error, an Error level message is displayed when a failure
occurs. These messages contain the word “failure”. These messages have a partner Extended
level message that is logged which contains the word “OK” if the action completed successfully
rather than with an error.
For processing level messages, “Enter…” is logged at the beginning of the function specified in
the message and “Exit…” is logged at the end (just before the return) of the function specified in
the message.
Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
Error reading hotkey
The hotkey is read but not required by AppLock.
LOG_EX
Error reading hotkey; using default
A hotkey is required. If there is a failure reading the
hotkey, the internal factory default is used.
LOG_ERROR
App Command Line= <Command
line>
Command line of the application being locked
LOG_PROCESSING
App= <Application name>
Name of the application being locked
LOG_PROCESSING
dwProcessID= <#>
Device ID of the application being locked
LOG_EX
Encrypt exported key len <#>
Size of encrypt export key
LOG_EX
Encrypt password length= <#>
The length of the encrypted password.
LOG_EX
Encrypted data len <#>
Length of the encrypted password
LOG_EX
hProcess= <#>
Handle of the application being locked
LOG_EX
Key pressed = <#>
A key has been pressed and trapped by the hotkey
processing.
LOG_EX
*****************
The status information is being saved to a file and the
file has been opened successfully.
LOG_EX
Address of keyboard hook
procedure failure
Applock found the kbdhook.dll, but was unable to get
the address of the initialization procedure. For some
reason the dll is corrupted. Look in the \Windows
directory for kbdhook.dll. If it exists, delete it. Also
delete applock.exe from the \Windows directory and
reboot the unit. Deleting applock.exe triggers the
applock system to reload.
LOG_ERROR
Address of keyboard hook
procedure OK
Applock successfully retrieved the address of the
keyboard filter initialization procedure.
LOG_EX
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Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
Alt pressed
The Alt key has been pressed and trapped by the
HotKey processing.
LOG_EX
Alt
Processing the hotkey and backdoor entry
LOG_EX
Application handle search failure
The application being locked did not complete
initialization.
LOG_ERROR
Application handle search OK
The application initialized itself successfully
LOG_ERROR
Application load failure
The application could not be launched by AppLock; the
application could not be found or is corrupted.
LOG_ERROR
Backdoor message received
The backdoor keys have been pressed. The backdoor
hotkeys provide a method for customer service to get a
user back into their system without editing the registry
or reloading the device.
LOG_PROCESSING
Cannot find kbdhook.dll
The load of the keyboard filter failed. This occurs when
the dll is missing or is corrupted. Look in the \Windows
directory for kbdhook.dll. If it exists, delete it. Also
delete applock.exe from the \Windows directory and
reboot the unit. Deleting applock.exe triggers the
applock system to reload.
LOG_ERROR
Converted Pwd
Converted password from wide to mbs.
LOG_EX
Could not create event
EVT_HOTKEYCHG
The keyboard filter uses this event at the Administrator
Control panel. The event could not be created.
LOG_ERROR
Could not hook keyboard
If the keyboard cannot be controlled, AppLock cannot
process the hotkey. This failure prevents a mode switch
into user mode.
LOG_ERROR
Could not start thread HotKeyMon
The keyboard filter must watch for hot key changes.
The watch process could not be initiated.
LOG_ERROR
Ctrl after L or X
Processing the backdoor entry.
LOG_EX
Ctrl pressed
The Ctrl key has been pressed and trapped by the
HotKey processing.
LOG_EX
Ctrl
Processing the hotkey and backdoor entry.
LOG_EX
Decrypt acquire context failure
Unable to decrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Decrypt acquired context OK
Decryption process ok.
LOG_EX
Decrypt create hash failure
Unable to decrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Decrypt created hash OK
Decryption process ok.
LOG_EX
Decrypt failure
Unable to decrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
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Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
Decrypt import key failure
Unable to decrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Decrypt imported key OK
Decryption process ok.
LOG_EX
Encrypt acquire context failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt acquire encrypt context
failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt acquired encrypt context
OK
Encrypt password process successful.
LOG_EX
Encrypt create hash failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt create key failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt created encrypt hash OK
Encrypt password process successful.
LOG_EX
Encrypt export key failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt export key length failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt exported key OK
Encrypt password process successful.
LOG_EX
Encrypt failure
The password encryption failed.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt gen key failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt generate key failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt get user key failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt get user key ok
Encrypt password process successful.
LOG_EX
Encrypt hash data failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt hash data from pwd OK
Encrypt password process successful.
LOG_EX
Encrypt length failure
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypt out of memory for key
Unable to encrypt password.
LOG_ERROR
Encrypted data OK
The password has been successfully encrypted.
LOG_EX
Enter AppLockEnumWindows
In order for AppLock to control the application being
locked so it can prevent the application from exiting,
AppLock launches the application and has to wait until
it has created and initialized its main window. This
message is logged when the function that waits for the
application initialization is entered.
LOG_EX
Enter DecryptPwd
Entering the password decryption process.
LOG_PROCESSING
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Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
Enter EncryptPwd
Entering the password encryption processing.
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter FullScreenMode
Entering the function that switches the screen mode. In
full screen mode, the taskbar is hidden and disabled.
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter GetAppInfo
Processing is at the beginning of the function that
retrieves the application information from the registry.
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter password dialog
Entering the password dialog processing.
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter password timeout
Entering the password timeout processing.
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter restart app timer
Some application shut down before AppLock can stop
it. In these cases, AppLock gets notification of the exit.
When the notification is received, AppLock starts a
timer to restart the application. This message logs that
the timer has expired and the processing is at the
beginning of the timer function.
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter TaskbarScreenMode
Entering the function that switches the screen to non-full
screen mode and enable the taskbar.
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter ToAdmin
Entering the function that handles a mode switch into
admin mode.
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter ToUser
Entering the function that handles the mode switch to
user mode
LOG_PROCESSING
Enter verify password
Entering the password verification processing.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit AppLockEnumWindowsFound
There are two exit paths from the enumeration function.
This message denotes the enumeration function found
the application.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit AppLockEnumWindows-Not
found
There are two exit paths from the enumeration function.
This message denotes the enumeration function did not
find the application.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit DecryptPwd
Exiting password decryption processing.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit EncryptPwd
Exiting password encryption processing.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit FullScreenMode
Exiting the function that switches the screen to full
screen.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit GetAppInfo
Processing is at the end of the function that retrieved the
application information from the registry.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit password dialog
Exiting password prompt processing.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit password dialog-cancel
Exiting password prompt w/cancel.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit password dialog-OK
Exiting password prompt successfully.
LOG_PROCESSING
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Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
Exit password timeout
Exiting password timeout processing.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit restart app timer
Processing is at the end of the timer function
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit TaskbarScreenMode
Exiting the function that switches the screen mode back
to normal operation for the administrator.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit ToAdmin
Exiting the function that handles the mode switch into
admin mode.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit ToUser
Exiting the user mode switch function.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit ToUser-Registry read failure
The AppName value does not exist in the registry so
user mode cannot be entered.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit verify password-no pwd set
Exiting password verification.
LOG_PROCESSING
Exit verify password-response from
dialog
Exiting password verification.
LOG_PROCESSING
Found taskbar
The handle to the taskbar has been found so that
AppLock can disable it in user mode.
LOG_PROCESSING
Getting address of keyboard hook
init procedure
AppLock is retrieving the address of the keyboard hook.
LOG_PROCESSING
Getting configuration from registry
The AppLock configuration is being read from the
registry. This occurs at initialization and also at entry
into user mode. The registry must be re-read at entry
into user mode in case the administration changed the
settings of the application being controlled.
LOG_PROCESSING
Getting encrypt pwd length
The length of the encrypted password is being
calculated.
LOG_EX
Hook wndproc failure
AppLock is unable to lock the application. This could
happen if the application being locked encountered an
error after performing its initialization and shut itself
down prior to being locked by AppLock.
LOG_ERROR
Hook wndproc of open app failure
The application is open, but AppLock cannot lock it.
LOG_ERROR
Hot key event creation failure
The Admin applet is unable to create the hotkey
notification.
LOG_ERROR
Hot key pressed
Processing the hotkey and backdoor entry
LOG_EX
Hot key pressed
Processing the hotkey and backdoor entry
LOG_EX
Hot key set event failure
When the administrator changes the hotkey
configuration the hotkey controller must be notified.
This notification failed.
LOG_ERROR
Hotkey press message received
The user just pressed the configured hotkey.
LOG_PROCESSING
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Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
In app hook:WM_SIZE
In addition to preventing the locked application from
exiting, AppLock must also prevent the application from
enabling the taskbar and resizing the application’s
window. This message traps a change in the window
size and corrects it.
LOG_EX
In app
hook:WM_WINDOWPOSCHANG
ED
In addition to preventing the locked application from
exiting, AppLock must also prevent the application from
enabling the taskbar and resizing the application’s
window. This message traps a change in the window
position and corrects it.
LOG_EX
Initializing keyboard hook
procedure
Applock is calling the keyboard hook initialization.
LOG_PROCESSING
Keyboard hook initialization failure
The keyboard filter initialization failed.
LOG_ERROR
Keyboard hook loaded OK
The keyboard hook dll exists and loaded successfully.
LOG_EX
L after Ctrl
Processing the backdoor entry.
LOG_EX
Loading keyboard hook
When Applock first loads, it loads a dll that contains the
keyboard hook processing. This message is logged
prior to the load attempt.
LOG_PROCESSING
Open failure
The status information is being saved to a file and the
file open has failed. This could occur if the file is write
protected. If the file does not exist, it is created.
LOG_ERROR
Open registry failure
If the Administration registry key does not exist, the
switch to user mode fails because the AppName value in
the Administration key is not available.
LOG_ERROR
Opened status file
The status information is being saved to a file and the
file has been opened successfully.
LOG_EX
Out of memory for encrypted pwd
Not enough memory to encrypt the password.
LOG_ERROR
pRealTaskbarWndProc already set
The taskbar control has already been installed.
LOG_EX
Pwd cancelled or invalid-remain in
user mode
The password prompt was cancelled by the user or the
maximum number of failed attempts to enter a password
was exceeded.
LOG_EX
Read registry error-hot key
The hotkey registry entry is missing or empty. This is
not considered an error. The keyboard hook uses an
embedded default if the value is not set in the registry.
LOG_ERROR
Read registry failure-app name
AppName registry value does not exist or is empty.
This constitutes a failure for switching into user mode.
LOG_ERROR
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Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
Read registry failure-Cmd Line
AppCommandLine registry entry is missing or empty.
This is not considered an error since command line
information is not necessary to launch and lock the
application.
LOG_ERROR
Read registry failure-Internet
The Internet registry entry is missing or empty. This is
not considered an error since the Internet value is not
necessary to launch and lock the application.
LOG_ERROR
Registering Backdoor MSG
The AppLock system communicates with the keyboard
hook via a user defined message. Both AppLock.exe
and Kbdhook.dll register the message at initialization.
LOG_PROCESSING
Registering Hotkey MSG
The applock system communicates with the keyboard
hook via a user defined message. Both Applock.exe and
Kbdhook.dll register the message at initialization.
LOG_PROCESSING
Registry read failure at reenter user
mode
The registry has to be read when entering user mode is
the AppName is missing. This user mode entry is
attempted at boot and after a hotkey switch when the
administrator has closed the application being locked or
has changed the application name or command line.
LOG_ERROR
Registry read failure at reenter user
mode
The registry has to be read when switching into user
mode. This is because the administrator can change the
settings during administration mode. The read of the
registry failed which means the Administration key was
not found or the AppName value was missing or empty.
LOG_ERROR
Registry read failure
The registry read failed. The registry information read
when this message is logged is the application
information. It the Administration key cannot be
opened or if the AppName value is missing or empty,
this error is logged. The other application information is
not required. If the AppName value is not available,
AppLock cannot switch into user mode.
LOG_ERROR
Reset system work area failure
The system work area is adjusted when in user mode to
cover the taskbar area. The system work area has to be
adjusted to exclude the taskbar area in administration
mode. AppLock was unable to adjust this area.
LOG_ERROR
Shift pressed
The Shift key has been pressed and trapped by the
HotKey processing.
LOG_EX
Shift
Processing the hotkey and backdoor entry
LOG_EX
Show taskbar
The taskbar is now being made visible and enabled.
LOG_PROCESSING
Switching to admin-backdoor
The system is currently in user mode and is now
switching to admin mode. The switch occurred because
of the backdoor key presses were entered by the
administrator.
LOG_PROCESSING
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Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
Switching to admin-hotkey press
The system is currently in user mode and is now
switching to admin mode. The switch occurred because
of a hotkey press by the administrator.
LOG_PROCESSING
Switching to admin-kbdhook.dll not
found
The keyboard hook load failed, so Applock switches to
admin mode. If a password is specified, the password
prompt is displayed and remains until a valid password
is entered.
LOG_PROCESSING
Switching to admin-keyboard hook
initialization failure
If the keyboard hook initialization fails, Applock
switches to admin mode. . If a password is specified,
the password prompt is displayed and remains until a
valid password is entered.
LOG_PROCESSING
Switching to admin-registry read
failure
See the explanation of the “Registry read failure” above.
AppLock is switching into Admin mode. If a password
has been configured, the prompt will be displayed and
will not be dismissed until a valid password is entered.
LOG_PROCESSING
Switching to TaskbarScreenMode
In administration mode, the taskbar is visible and
enabled.
LOG_EX
Switching to user mode
The registry was successfully read and AppLock is
starting the process to switch to user mode.
LOG_PROCESSING
Switching to user-hotkey press
The system is currently in admin mode and is now
switching to user mode. The switch occurred because of
a hotkey press by the administrator.
LOG_PROCESSING
Taskbar hook failure
Applock is unable to control the taskbar to prevent the
locked application from re-enabling it.
LOG_ERROR
Taskbar hook OK
AppLock successfully installed control of the taskbar.
LOG_EX
Timeout looking for app window
After the application is launched, AppLock must wait
until the application has initialized itself before
proceeding. The application did not start successfully
and Applock has timed out.
LOG_ERROR
ToUser after admin, not at boot
The user mode switch is attempted when the device
boots and after the administrator presses the hotkey.
The mode switch is being attempted after a hotkey
press.
LOG_EX
ToUser after admin-app still open
The switch to user mode is being made via a hotkey
press and the administrator has left the application open
and has not made any changes in the configuration.
LOG_EX
ToUser after admin-no app or cmd
line change
If user mode is being entered via a hotkey press, the
administrator may have left the configured application
open. If so, AppLock does not launch the application
again unless a new application or command line has
been specified; otherwise, it just locks it.
LOG_EX
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Message
Explanation and/or corrective action
Level
Unable to move desktop
The desktop is moved when switching into user mode.
This prevents them from being visible if the application
is exited and restarted by the timer. This error does not
affect the screen mode switch; processing continues.
LOG_ERROR
Unable to move taskbar
The taskbar is moved when switching into user mode.
This prevents them from being visible if the application
is exited and restarted by the timer. This error does not
affect the screen mode switch; processing continues.
LOG_ERROR
Unhook taskbar wndproc failure
AppLock could not remove its control of the taskbar.
This error does not affect AppLock processing
LOG_ERROR
Unhook wndproc failure
AppLock could not remove the hook that allows
monitoring of the application.
LOG_ERROR
Unhooking taskbar
In administration mode, the taskbar should return to
normal operation, so AppLock’s control of the taskbar
should be removed.
LOG_EX
Unhooking wndproc
When the administrator leaves user mode, the device is
fully operational; therefore, AppLock must stop
monitoring the locked application.
LOG_EX
WM_SIZE adjusted
This message denotes that AppLock has readjusted the
window size.
LOG_EX
X after Ctrl+L
Processing the backdoor entry.
LOG_EX
Ret from password <#>
Return value from password dialog.
LOG_EX
Decrypt data len <#>
Length of decrypted password.
LOG_EX
Window handle to
enumwindows=%x
The window handle that is passed to the enumeration
function. This message can be used by engineering with
other development tools to trouble shoot application
lock failures.
LOG_EX
WM_WINDOWPOSCHG
adjusted=%x
Output the window size after it has been adjusted by
AppLock
LOG_EX
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AppLock Registry Settings
This system application runs at startup via the “launch” feature of LXE Windows CE devices.
When the launch feature is installed on the device, the following registry settings are created. The
launch feature registry settings are embedded in the MX3-CE OS image:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\LXE\\Persist\\Filename=AppLock.exe
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\LXE\\Persist\\Installed=
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\LXE\\Persist\\FileCheck=
AppLock registry settings identify the application that is going to be locked and any parameters
that are needed by the application. These registry settings are as follows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\LXE\\Administration\\AppName
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\LXE\\AppCommandLine=
In addition to the registry settings needed to specify the application, additional registry settings are
needed to store the configuration options for AppLock. These options include, among others, the
administrator’s password and hotkey.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\LXE\\AppLock\\Administration\\HotKey=
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\\Software\\LXE\\AppLock\\Administration\\EP=
Troubleshooting
Disable AppLock Logging Feature
There is an issue in the AppLock code where the logging is capturing messages for debug
purposes which results in an enormously large registry Temp file. Over time this large file will
cause performance issues on the client device.
Until a new software image is available (after December 2004) and installed on your device, the
AppLock Logging feature should be disabled. This will not affect the operation of AppLock or
any other functionality of the product.
To disable the AppLock Logging feature, perform the following steps:
Start Menu | Settings | Control Panel
1.
Doubleclick on Administrator Control
2.
Select the Status tab.
3.
Change Log Level to None
4.
Click OK at the top of the dialog box.
5.
Perform a RegSave function.
If a large REGTEMP.REG file has already been created on the device, the best thing to do is to
delete the REGTEMP.REG file, perform a new RegSave and cold boot the client device.
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Appendix D Barcodes
Introduction
This guide contains all the scanner programming barcodes supported by LXE for the MX3-CE
mobile device with an SE923 scanner engine. The SE923 was replaced by the SE955 in July
2006. The SE923 scanner engine is obsolete. The MX3-CE mobile device is obsolete as of June
2005.
Troubleshooting
Printing Barcodes In This Guide
Problem:
Barcodes on the printed page are too compact to be scanned,
especially with a long range scanner.
Solution:
There is a difference between laser printer types and how they handle some Adobe
Acrobat print functions – specifically, the “shink to fit” option on the Print Options
screen.
Before clicking Print, make sure the “Shrink oversized pages to paper size”
checkbox is unchecked. If the barcode is still too small to be read by the scanner
engine, run the printed page through the laser printer again using the laser printer’s
Zoom feature until the barcode is large enough to scan satisfactorily.
Factors That May Impact Laser Scanner Performance
The range of a scanner is dependent upon many outside influences including size of the barcode,
quality of the barcode printing, material the barcode is printed on, condition of the scan lens
(scratches) and angle of the scanner endcap relative to the barcode label. Any of these factors may
result in having to re-scan the label from a different distance or angle.
Barcode Quality
Check the barcode for marks or physical damage e.g. ripped label, missing section, correct size for
the scanner being used, etc.
In general, the bigger the barcode the further the distance from which it can be read. If the barcode
is smaller than the specified size for the scanner being used, the distance, in almost all cases, will
shrink.
Large barcodes can be scanned at the maximum distance. Hold the scanner closer to small
barcodes (or with bars that are very close together).
Note:
Do not position the scanner exactly perpendicular to the barcode being scanned. In this
position, light can bounce back into the scanner’s exit window, and possibly prevent a
successful decode.
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Barcode Symbology
Barcodes such as UPC codes and Code 128 are more complex than Code 39 and I 2 of 5. When
attempting to get the maximum read distance possible, particularly with reflective labels, use Code
39. The use of Code 128 or other more complex symbologies will almost always result in a
reduction in maximum read distance. LXE will not support scanner maximum distances when
symbologies other than Code 39 are used.
Lens Damage
A scratched scanner aperture can impact read rates and distances. Scanner lenses should be
inspected frequently, particularly if scanning quality or distances get worse over time.
Ambient Lighting
High ambient conditions, particularly outdoor environments, will produce enough light to
somewhat “blind” the scanner. This will result in shorter read distances.
Temperature
While small deviations from room temperature will have no impact on scanner performance,
severe conditions like those found in freezers will have a negative impact on both the distance
scanners can read and the speed the read is acquired.
Some scanner engines contain protection circuitry that shuts the scanner down in temperatures
that exceed the recommended operating temperature.
Aiming Mode
This scan engine (specifically SE923 Standard) can have it’s aiming beam/aiming dot setup using
the following barcodes in this guide:
•
Use Laser On Time,
•
Aim Duration, and
•
Scan Angle.
How to get an aiming dot when there is no “Aiming Dot” parameter
Set Aim Duration to .5 seconds and an aiming “dot” is sent while the scan trigger is held down.
When the timer expires, the aiming beam widens and the barcode is read.
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Default Values
Parameter
Default Value for MX3-CE
Set Default Parameter ........................................................................All Defaults
Scanning Options ......................................................................................
Aim Duration .............................................................................................. 0.0 sec
Aiming Mode .................................................................................. Not Supported
Beep After Good Decode............................................................................ Enable
Beeper Frequency Adjustment........................................................ Not Supported
Beeper Tone ........................................................................... Medium Frequency
Bi-directional Redundancy ........................................................................ Disable
Laser On Time ............................................................................................ 3.0 sec
LED Mode ..................................................................................... Not Supported
Linear Code Type Security Levels....................................................................... 1
Parameter Scanning .................................................................................... Enable
Power Mode.........................................................................................Low Power
Raster Expansion Rate .................................................................... Not Supported
Raster Height .................................................................................. Not Supported
Scan Angle (Clipping) ....................................................................... No Clipping
Scan Angle................................................................................................. Normal
Scanning Mode ............................................................................... Not Supported
Time Delay to Low Power .............................................................. Not Supported
Time-out Between Different Symbols ............................................ Not Supported
Time-out Between Same Symbol................................................................ 1.0 sec
Transmit “No Decode” Message................................................................ Disable
Trigger Mode ................................................................................................ Level
UPC/EAN...................................................................................................
UPC-A ........................................................................................................ Enable
UPC-E......................................................................................................... Enable
UPC-E1...................................................................................................... Disable
EAN-8......................................................................................................... Enable
EAN-13....................................................................................................... Enable
Bookland EAN........................................................................................... Disable
Decode UPC/EAN Supplementals...............................................................Ignore
Decode UPC/EAN Supplemental Redundancy .................................................. 7
Transmit UPC-A Check Digit..................................................................... Enable
Transmit UPC-E Check Digit ..................................................................... Enable
Transmit UPC-E1 Check Digit ................................................................... Enable
UPC-A Preamble ....................................................................... System Character
UPC-E Preamble........................................................................ System Character
UPC-E1 Preamble...................................................................... System Character
Convert UPC-E to A .................................................................................. Disable
Convert UPC-E1 to A ................................................................................ Disable
EAN-8 Zero Extend ................................................................................... Disable
Convert EAN-8 to EAN-13 Type ................................................Type is EAN-13
UPC/EAN Security Level .................................................................................... 0
UCC Coupon Extended Code .................................................................... Disable
Linear UPC/EAN Decode............................................................... Not Supported
UPC Half Block Stitching............................................................... Not Supported
UPC Composite Mode .................................................................... Not Supported
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Code 128 ....................................................................................................
Code 128 ..................................................................................................... Enable
UCC/EAN-128............................................................................................ Enable
ISBT 128..................................................................................................... Enable
Code 128 Decode Performance ...................................................... Not Supported
Code 128 Decode Performance Level ............................................ Not Supported
Code 39 ......................................................................................................
Code 39 ....................................................................................................... Enable
Trioptic Code 39 ........................................................................................ Disable
Convert Code 39 to Code 32...................................................................... Disable
Code 32 Prefix ........................................................................................... Disable
Set Length(s) for Code 39........................................ Length within range: 02 - 55
Code 39 Check Digit Verification ............................................................. Disable
Transmit Code 39 Check Digit .................................................................. Disable
Code 39 Full ASCII Conversion................................................................ Disable
Code 39 Decode Performance ........................................................ Not Supported
Code 39 Decode Performance Level .............................................. Not Supported
Code 93 ......................................................................................................
Code 93 ...................................................................................................... Disable
Set Length(s) for Code 93....................................... Length within Range: 04 - 55
Interleaved 2 of 5.......................................................................................
Interleaved 2 of 5 ........................................................................................ Enable
Set Length(s) for I 2 of 5 ................................................................................... 14
I 2 of 5 Check Digit Verification ............................................................... Disable
Transmit I 2 of 5 Check Digit .................................................................... Disable
Convert I 2 of 5 to EAN 13........................................................................ Disable
Discrete 2 of 5 ............................................................................................
Discrete 2 of 5............................................................................................ Disable
Set Length(s) for D 2 of 5 ....................................................1 Discrete Length: 12
Codabar .....................................................................................................
CLSI Editing .............................................................................................. Disable
Codabar...................................................................................................... Disable
NOTIS Editing ........................................................................................... Disable
Set Lengths for Codabar ........................................... Length within Range: 05-55
MSI Plessey................................................................................................
MSI Plessey ............................................................................................... Disable
Set Length(s) for MSI Plessey ...............................Length Within Range: 06 – 55
MSI Plessey Check Digits................................................................................One
Transmit MSI Plessey Check Digit............................................................ Disable
MSI Plessey Check Digit Algorithm............................................ Mod 10/Mod 10
PDF417/MicroPDF417 ........................................................ Not Supported
RSS ........................................................................................ Not Supported
Composite ............................................................................. Not Supported
Data Options..............................................................................................
Transmit Code ID Character ..........................................................................None
Prefix/Suffix Values:
Prefix..........................................................................................................NULL
Suffix 1 ........................................................................................................... CR
Suffix 2 ............................................................................................................LF
Scan Data Transmission Format .............................................................Data as is
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Decode Buffering............................................................................ Not Supported
Simple Serial Interface (SSI) Options .....................................................
Baud Rate....................................................................................................... 9600
Parity..............................................................................................................None
Check Parity.................................................................................... Not Supported
Software Handshaking ................................................................................ Enable
Decode Data Packet Format................................................................ Unpacketed
Stop Bit Select...................................................................................................... 1
Intercharacter Delay............................................................................................. 0
Host Serial Response Time-out...................................................................... 2 sec
Host Character Time-out......................................................................... 200 msec
Beep on <BEL> .............................................................................. Not Supported
Event Reporting ........................................................................................
Decode Event............................................................................................. Disable
Boot Up Event ........................................................................................... Disable
Parameter Event ......................................................................................... Disable
Macro PDF ........................................................................... Not Supported
ECI ........................................................................................ Not Supported
Transmit Macro PDF User-Selected Field......................... Not Supported
MX3-CE Scanner Parameters – General
Reset/Cancel Barcodes
Use the Set Default parameter to reset all scanner parameters to their default values.
Use the Cancel barcode to correct parameter barcode scanning errors. Cancel will undo one
previous scan.
Note:
Cancel will not undo a Set Default scan.
Set All Defaults
Cancel
See “Pre-Configured Default Values” in the “Quick Start” section for an alphabetical listing of all
default values.
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Configure The Decoder For Barcode Types
Scan either the Enable or the Disable barcode to the right to turn a barcode type on or off.
See also the barcode type’s main section in this chapter. For example, see section “UPC/EAN” for
the remainder of the UPC/EAN parameters -- such as UPC-A Preamble, UPC/EAN Security
Level, etc.
Note:
Improve decode speed by disabling unused barcode types.
Bookland EAN
Enable Bookland EAN
Disable Bookland EAN
Codabar
Enable Codabar
Disable Codabar
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Code 128
Enable Code 128
Disable Code 128
Code 39
Enable Code 39
Disable Code 39
Note:
Trioptic Code 39 symbols always contain 6 characters. Trioptic Code and Code 39 Full
ASCII should not be enabled simultaneously.
Enable Trioptic Code 39
Disable Trioptic Code 39
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Code 93
Enable Code 93
Disable Code 93
Discrete 2 of 5
Enable Discrete 2 of 5
Disable Discrete 2 of 5
EAN-13
Enable EAN-13
Disable EAN-13
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EAN-8
Enable EAN-8
Disable EAN-8
Interleaved 2 of 5
Enable Interleaved 2 of
Disable Interleaved 2 of
ISBT 128
Enable ISBT 128
Disable ISBT 128
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MSI Plessey
Enable MSI Plessey
Disable MSI Plessey
UCC/EAN-128
Enable UCC/EAN-128
Disable UCC/EAN-128
UPC-A
Enable UPC-A
Disable UPC-A
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UPC-E
Enable UPC-E
Disable UPC-E
UPC-E1
Enable UPC-E1
Disable UPC-E1
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Aim Duration
Note:
For correct operation, reboot the mobile device after changing this value.
When a scanner with an aim mode 5 is triggered either by a trigger pull, or a Start_Decode
command, this parameter sets the duration the aiming pattern is seen before a scan attempt begins.
It does not apply to the aim signal or the Aim_On command. It is programmable in 0.1 second
increments from 0.0 to 9.9 seconds. No aim pattern is visible when the value is 0.0.
To set aim duration, scan the barcode below:
Aim Duration
Next scan two numeric barcodes that correspond to the desired aim duration. Times less than 1.0
second must have a leading zero. For example, to sent an aim duration of 0.5 seconds, scan the
barcode below, then scan the “0” and “5” barcodes. If you make an error, or wish to change your
selection, scan the Cancel barcode.
5
SE1200LR and SE1200HV scan engines have aiming patterns, other types of SE1200 scan
engines do not have aiming patterns.
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Bi-Directional Redundancy
Parameter Default Value:
Disable
Use this parameter to decide whether a barcode is successfully scanned in both directions before
being decoded.
Note:
This parameter is only valid when a Linear Code Type Security Level has been enabled.
The default for Security Level parameter is Level 1.
Select an option by scanning either of the barcodes shown below. If you wish to change your
selection, scan Cancel.
Enable
Enable Bi-Directional
Disable
Disable Bi-Directional
Cancel
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Data Options
Prefix and Suffix
Prefix (P) Parameter Default Value:
Null
Suffix1 (S1) Parameter Default Value:
LF
Suffix2 (S2) Parameter Default Value:
CR
Note:
Parameter “Scan Data Transmission Format” must be set before selecting Prefix/Suffix
values.
A prefix and/or one or two suffixes may be appended to scan data for use in data editing. These
values are set by scanning four barcodes (resulting in a four digit number) that correspond to key
codes for various mobile devices. See the table titled “ASCII Character Equivalents” at the end of
this chapter for keycodes.
If you wish to change your selection, scan the Data Format Cancel barcode.
Data Format Cance
Prefix
To begin setting Prefix values, scan this barcode:
Scan Prefix
Next, scan four numeric barcodes that correspond to the computer keycode using the “Keypad
Number Symbols” at the end of this chapter.
If you wish to change your selection, scan Cancel on the “Keypad Number Symbols” page.
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Suffix 1
To begin setting Suffix 1 value, scan this barcode:
Scan Suffix 1
Next, scan four numeric barcodes that correspond to the computer keycode using the “Keypad
Number Symbols” at the end of this chapter.
If you wish to change your selection, scan Cancel on the “Keypad Number Symbols” page.
Suffix 2
To begin setting Suffix 2 value, scan this barcode:
Scan Suffix 2
Next, scan four numeric barcodes that correspond to the computer keycode using the “Keypad
Number Symbols” at the end of this chapter.
If you wish to change your numeric selection, scan Cancel on the “Keypad Number Symbols”
page.
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Scan Data Transmission Format
Parameter Default Value:
Note:
Data As Is
Parameter “Prefix/Suffix Values” should be set after setting this parameter.
Use this option when you want to append a prefix and suffixes to the decode data.
Set this parameter by scanning one of the following barcodes.
Data As Is
Data As Is
[Data] [Suffix 1]
<Data><Suffix 1>
[Data] [Suffix 2]
<Data><Suffix 2>
[Data] [Suffix 1]
[Suffix 2]
<Data><Suffix 1><Suffix 2
[Prefix] [Data]
<Prefix><Data>
[Prefix] [Data]
[Suffix 1]
<Prefix><Data><Suffix 1>
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[Prefix] [Data]
[Suffix 2]
[Prefix] [Data]
[Suffix 1] [Suffix
2]
<Prefix><Data><Suffix 2>
<Prefix><Data><Suffix 1><Suffix
Cancel
Now you are ready to scan one of the “Prefix/Suffix Values” barcodes.
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Transmit Code ID Character
Parameter Default Value:
None
A code ID character identifies the code type of a scanned barcode. This may be useful when the
scanner is decoding more than one code type. In addition to any single character prefix already
selected, the code ID character is inserted between the prefix and the decoded symbol.
Scan one of the following barcodes to select either no code ID character, a Symbol Code ID
character or an AIM Code ID character.
Transmit No Code ID Character
None
Transmit Symbol Code ID
Character
Symbol Code ID Characte
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
J
K
L
M
N
X
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Code 39, Code 32
Codabar
Code 128, ISBT 128
Code 93
Interleaved 2 of 5
Discrete 2 of 5 or
Discrete 2 of 5 IATA
MSI Plessey
UCC/EAN-128
Bookland EAN
Trioptic Code 39
Coupon Code
PDF, MicroPDF (SE2223 only)
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Transmit AIM Code ID Character
AIM Code ID Character
Each AIM Code Identifier contains the three character string ]cm where:
]
= Flag Character (ASCII 93)
c
= Code Character
A
C
E
F
G
H
I
L
M
S
X
m
Code 39
Code 128
UPC/EAN
Codabar
Code 93
Code 11
Interleaved 2 of 5
PDF417, MicroPDF417
MSI Plessey
D2 of 5, IATA 2 of 5
Code 39 Trioptic, Bookland EAN
= Modifier Character
The modifier character is the sum of the applicable option values based on the following table.
Code
Type
Option
Value
Option
Code39
0
1
3
4
5
7
Trioptic Code 39
0
No Check character or Full ASCII processing.
Reader has checked one check character.
Reader has checked and stripped check character.
Reader has performed Full ASCII character conversion.
Reader has performed Full ASCII character conversion and
checked one check character.
Reader has performed Full ASCII character conversion and
checked and stripped check character.
Example: A Full ASCII barcode with check character
W,A+I+MI+DW, is transmitted as ]A7AimId
where 7 = (3+4).
No option specified at this time. Always transmit 0.
Example: A Trioptic barcode 412356 is transmitted as
]X0412356
Code 128
0
1
2
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position.
Function code 1 in first symbol character position.
Function code 1 in second symbol character position.
Example: A Code (EAN) 128 barcode with Function 1
character in the first position, FNC1 Aim Id is
transmitted as ]ClAimId
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Code
Type
Option
Value
Option
I 2 of 5
0
1
3
No check digit processing.
Reader has validated check digit.
Reader has validated and stripped check digit .
Example: An I 2 of 5 barcode without check digit, 4123, is
transmitted as ]I04123
0
1
3
No check digit processing.
Reader has checked check digit.
Reader has stripped check digit before transmission.
Example: A Codabar barcode without check digit, 4123, is
transmitted as ]F04123
0
No options specified at this time. Always transmit 0.
Example: A Code 93 barcode 012345678905 is transmitted
as ]G0012345678905
0
1
2
3
Single check digit checked.
Two check digits checked.
Single check digit verified and stripped before transmission.
Two check digits verified and stripped before transmission.
Example: An MSI Plessey barcode 4123, with a single
check digit checked, is transmitted as ]M04123
0
No options specified at this time. Always transmit 0.
Example: A D 2 of 5 barcode 4123, is transmitted as
]S04123
0
Standard packet in full EAN country code format, which is 13
digits for UPC-A and UPC-E (not including supplemental
data).
Two digit supplement data only
Five digit supplement data only
EAN-8 data packet.
Example: A UPC-A barcode 012345678905 is transmitted
as ]E00012345678905
Codabar
Code 93
MSI Plessey
D 2 of 5
UPC/EAN
1
2
4
Bookland EAN
0
No options specified at this time. Always transmit 0.
Example: A Bookland EAN barcode 123456789X is
transmitted as ]X0123456789X
PDF417, MicroPDF417 (SE2223 only)
0
Reader set to conform to protocol defined in 1994 PDF417
symbology specifications. Note: When this option is
transmitted, the receiver cannot reliably determine whether
ECIs have been invoked or whether data byte 92DEC has been
doubled in transmission.
1
Reader set to follow the ECI protocol (Extended Channel
Interpretation). All data characters 92DEC are doubled.
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Code
Type
Option
Value
2
3
4
5
Option
Reader set for Basic Channel operation (no escape character
transmission protocol). Data characters 92DEC are not doubled.
Note: When decoders are set to this mode, unbuffered Macro
symbols and symbols requiring the decoder to convey ECI
escape sequences cannot be transmitted.
The barcode contains a UCC/EAN-128 symbol, and the first
codeword is 903-907, 912, 914, 915.
The barcode contains a UCC/EAN-128 symbol, and the first
codeword is in the range 908-909.
The barcode contains a UCC/EAN-128 symbol, and the first
codeword is in the range 910-911.
Example: A PDF417 barcode ABCD, with no transmissin
protocol enabled, is transmitted as ]L2ABCD.
According to AIM standards, a UPC with supplemental barcode is transmitted in the following format:
]EO (UPC chars) (terminator) ]E2 (supplemental) (terminator)
In the SE 1223 and SE2223, however, the format is changed to:
]EO (UPC chars) ]E2 (supplemental)
Therefore, a UPC with two supplemental characters, 01234567890510, is transmitted to the host as a 21character string, ]E00012345678905]E110.
Laser On Time
Note:
For correct operation, reboot the mobile device after changing this value.
Parameter Default Value:
3.0 Seconds
This parameter sets the maximum time decode processing continues during a scan attempt. It is
programmable in 0.1 second increments from 0.5 to 9.9 seconds. If a label has not been decoded
before this time expires and the session is terminated, the system regards it as a failed scan
attempt.
To begin setting Laser On Time, scan this barcode:
Laser On Time
Next, scan two numeric barcodes that correspond to the desired on time using the “Keypad
Number Symbols” at the end of this chapter. Times less than 1.0 second must have a leading zero.
If you wish to change your number selection, scan Cancel on the “Keypad Number Symbols”
page.
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Linear Code Type Security Level (Redundancy Level)
Note:
Parameter does not apply to Code 128 for the SE923.
Parameter Default Value:
Level 1
Use this parameter to determine the security level appropriate for barcode quality. The security
level indicates how many times the barcode must be successfully read by the scanner before being
decoded.
There are four security levels. Higher security levels are selected for decreasing levels of barcode
quality. As security levels increase, the scanner’s aggressiveness decreases.
Select an option by scanning one of the barcodes shown below. If you wish to change your
selection, scan Cancel.
Linear Security
Level 1
The following code types must be successfully read twice before being
decoded:
Codabar
MSI Plessey
D 2 of 5
I 2 of 5
All lengths
Length of 4 characters or less
Length of 8 characters or less
Length of 8 characters or less
Linear Security Level 1
Level 2
All code types (Code 128 exception) must be successfully read twice
before being decoded.
Linear Security Level 2
Level 3
Code types other than the following must be successfully read two times
before being decoded. The following codes (Code 128 exception) must
be read three times:
MSI Plessey
D 2 of 5
I 2 of 5
Length of 4 characters or less
Length of 8 characters or less
Length of 8 characters or less
Linear Security Level 3
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Linear Security
Level 4
All code types (Code 128 exception) must be successfully read three
times before being decoded.
Linear Security Level 4
Cancel
Note:
Parameter does not apply to Code 128 for the SE923.
Parameter Scanning
Parameter Default Value:
Enable
Use this parameter to decide whether scanner parameters can be set using the barcodes in this
chapter.
Note:
When this parameter is disabled, scan the Set Defaults parameter barcode to enable
parameter scanning.
When disabled, either scan the Enable Parameter Scanning barcode or the Set All Defaults
barcode (or set this parameter to 01h via a serial command) to reset the parameter and barcodes in
this chapter can then be scanned.
When enabled, scanners can be configured using the barcodes in this chapter.
Select a mode by scanning either of the barcodes shown below.
Enable
Enable Parameter Scan
Disable
Disable Parameter Scan
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Power Mode
Note:
LXE mobile devices are designed to be operated in Low Power Mode. LXE recommends
leaving this value unchanged.
Parameter Default Value:
Low Power
A parameter setting of Continuous On means the laser scanner will not power down until the
mobile device is powered off.
A parameter setting of Low Power means the laser scanner will enter low power mode after one
second of waiting for a trigger press or SCAN keypress. Pressing the SCAN key or the trigger will
begin the decode sequence.
Select a Power Mode by scanning either of the barcodes shown below.
Continuous On
Continuous On
Low Power
Low Power
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Scan Angle (Laser Clipping)
Parameter Default Value:
No Clipping
Choose one of the options below to adjust the visible scan width for the scan beam. The scan
width is reduced by software control.
Select an option by scanning one of the barcodes shown below.
No Clipping
Scan Angle No Clipping
Minimum Clipping
Scan Angle Min Clipping
Medium Clipping
Scan Angle Med Clipping
Maximum Clipping
Scan Angle Max Clipping
Cancel
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Scan Angle
Parameter Default Value:
Normal/Narrow
Choose one of the options below to set the scan angle to narrow or wide. The scan angle can be
selected through scanning a parameter barcode. Once the parameter barcode is scanned, the Scan
Angle setting is persistently stored.
Select an option by scanning one of the barcodes shown below.
Narrow Angle
Narrow Angle
Wide Angle
Wide Angle
Cancel
* Scan the Narrow Angle barcode to set the SE923 to it’s expected Normal angle. The default for
the SE923 is Normal/Narrow.
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Set Default Parameter
Use the Set Default parameter to reset all scanner parameters to their default values. See the “PreConfigured Default Settings” list in the Quick Start section earlier in this chapter.
Note:
Scanning the Cancel barcode will not undo a Set Default scan.
Set All Defaults
Important
When all parameters are reset to the default values, you must again set the Laser On Time
parameter to 1.5 sec to match a device-specific default Max On Timer default value of 1.5 sec.
Simple Serial Interface (SSI) Options
Note:
The following barcodes are directed toward the host programmer when writing
programs to interface scanners with different hosts. Contact LXE Customer Service for
further assistance.
Default Values:
Option
Defaults
Baud Rate
9600
Beep on <BEL>
Not Supported
Check Parity
Not Supported
Decode Data
Packet Format
Unpacketed
Host Character
Time-out
200 msec
Host Serial
Response Timeout
2 sec
Intercharacter
Delay
None
Parity
Software
Handshaking
Stop Bit Select
Note:
0
Enable
1
LXE recommends keeping the Baud Rate Parameter at 9600 bps at all times.
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Baud Rate
Baud Rate Parameter Default Value
9600
Baud rate is the number of bits of data transmitted per second. The scanner’s baud rate setting
should match the data rate setting of the host device. If not, data may not reach the host device or
may reach it in distorted form.
Set this parameter by scanning one of the following barcodes.
300 bps
Baud Rate 300
600 bps
Baud Rate 600
1200 bps
Baud Rate 1200
2400 bps
Baud Rate 2400
4800 bps
Baud Rate 4800
9600 bps
Baud Rate 9600
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19,200 bps
Baud Rate 19200
38,400 bps
Baud Rate 38,400
Cancel
Decode Data Packet Format
Decode Data Packet Parameter Default Value Unpacketed
This parameter selects whether decoded data is transmitted in raw format (unpacketed), or
transmitted with the packet format as defined by the serial protocol.
If the raw format is chosen, ACK/NAK handshaking is automatically disabled for decode data.
Set this parameter by scanning either of the following barcodes.
Send Raw Decode Data
Send Raw Decode Data
Send Packeted Decode
Data
Send Packeted Decode
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Host Character Time-out
Host Character Time-out Parameter Default Value
200 msec
This parameter determines the maximum time the decoder waits between characters transmitted
by the host before discarding the received data and declaring an error. The time-out is set in 0.01
second increments from 0.01 seconds to 0.99 seconds. After scanning the barcode below, scan
two numerical barcodes to set the desired time-out.
To begin setting the time-out value, scan this barcode:
Host Character Time-Out
Next, scan two numeric barcodes that correspond to the desired value using the “Keypad Number
Symbols” at the end of this chapter. Single digit numbers must have a leading zero. For example,
a value of 300 msec is selected by scanning the “3” and the “0” numeric barcodes. A value of 30
msec is selected by scanning the “0” and the “3” barcodes.
If you wish to change your selection, scan Cancel on the “Keypad Number Symbols” page.
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Host Serial Response Time-out
Host Serial Response Time-out Parameter Default Value
2 sec
This parameter determines the maximum time the decoder waits for an ACK or NAK before
resending. Also, if the decoder wants to send, and the host has already been granted permission to
send, the decoder waits for the designated time-out before declaring an error. The delay period
can range from 0.0 to 9.9 seconds in 0.1 second increments. After scanning the barcode below,
scan two numerical barcodes to set the delay.
To begin setting the time-out value, scan this barcode:
Host Serial Resp Timeout
Next, scan two numeric barcodes that correspond to the desired value using the “Keypad Number
Symbols” at the end of this chapter. Time durations of less than 1.0 second require a leading zero.
For example, a value of 4.5 seconds is selected by scanning the “4” and the “5” numeric barcodes.
A value of 0.3 seconds is selected by scanning the “0” and the “3” barcodes.
If you wish to change your selection, scan Cancel on the “Keypad Number Symbols” page.
Intercharacter Delay
Intercharacter Delay Parameter Default Value 0 msec
Select the intercharacter delay option matching host requirements. The intercharacter delay gives
the host system time to service its receiver and perform other tasks between characters.
The delay period can range from no delay to 99 msec in 1 msec increments. After scanning the
barcode below, scan two numerical barcodes to set the delay.
To begin setting the delay value, scan this barcode:
Intercharacter Delay
Next, scan two numeric barcodes that correspond to the desired value using the “Keypad Number
Symbols” at the end of this chapter. Time durations of less than 1 msec require a leading zero. For
example, a value of 25 msec is selected by scanning the “2” and the “5” numeric barcodes. A
value of 6 msec is selected by scanning the “0” and the “6” barcodes.
If you wish to change your selection, scan Cancel on the “Keypad Number Symbols” page.
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Parity
Parity Parameter Default Value
None
A parity check bit is the most significant bit of each ASCII coded character. Select the parity type
according to host device requirements.
Set this parameter by scanning one of the following barcodes.
Odd Parity
The Odd parity bit has a value 0 or 1,
based on data, to ensure that an odd
number of 1 bits is contained in the coded
character.
Odd
Even Parity
The Even parity bit has a value 0 or 1,
based on data, to ensure that an even
number of 1 bits is contained in the coded
character.
Even
Mark Parity
The parity bit is always 1.
Mark
Space Parity
The parity bit is always 0.
Space
No Parity
No parity is required.
None
Cancel
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Software Handshaking
Default Value: Enable
This parameter offers control of the data transmission process in addition to that offered by
hardware handshaking.
Hardware handshaking is always enabled and cannot be disabled by the user.
Scan one of the following barcodes to set software handshaking.
Disable ACK/NAK Handshaking
When this option is selected, the decoder will neither generate nor expect ACK/NAK handshaking
packets.
Disable ACK/NAK
Enable ACK/NAK Handshaking
When this option is selected, after transmitting data, the scanner expects either an ACK or NAK
response from the host. The scanner will also ACK or NAK messages from the host when this
option is selected.
The scanner waits up to the programmable Host Serial Response Time-out to receive an ACK or
NAK. If the scanner does not get a response in this time, it resends its data up to two times before
discarding the data and declaring a transmit error.
Enable ACK/NAK
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Stop Bit Select
Parity Parameter Default Value
1
The stop bit(s) at the end of each transmitted character marks the end of transmission of one
character and prepares the receiving device for the next character in the serial data stream.
The number of stop bits selected (one or two) depends on the number the receiving computer is
programmed to accommodate. Set the number of stop bits to match host device requirements.
Set this parameter by scanning one of the following barcodes.
One Stop Bit
1 Stop Bit
Two Stop Bits
2 Stop Bits
Time-out Between Decodes, Same Symbol
Parameter Default Value:
1.0 second
Use this parameter to prevent the beeper from continuously beeping when a symbol is left in the
scanner's field of view.
To begin setting differing symbol timeout values, scan this barcode:
Timeout / Decodes - Same
Using the "Keypad Number Symbols" section at the end of this chapter, scan two numeric
barcodes that represent the desired interval, in 0.1 second increments. Valid values are between
0.0 and 9.9 seconds. Single digit values must be predefined by a leading zero. For example, to set
a timout of 0.5 seconds, scan the Timeout/Decodes – Same barcode, then scan the number 0 and 5
barcodes.
If you wish to change your number selection, scan Cancel on the “Keypad Number Symbols”
page.
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Transmit “No Read / Decode” Message
Parameter Default Value:
Disable
Use this parameter to decide whether a message is sent to the host when a barcode symbol does
not decode.
When enabled, and a symbol does not decode within either:
•
A trigger pull activates the laser and decode processing, the processing continues until a
trigger release, or
•
The laser decode processing continues until the Laser On Timeout is reached.
A “NR” (No Read) is transmitted to the host. Any prefix or suffixes which have been enabled are
appended around this message.
When disabled, and a symbol does not decode, no message is sent to the host.
Select an option by scanning either of the barcodes shown below. If you wish to change your
selection, scan Cancel.
Enable
Enable No Read
Disable
Disable No Read
Cancel
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Trigger Mode
Note:
LXE mobile devices are designed to be operated in Level Trigger Mode. LXE
recommends leaving the Trigger Mode default value unchanged.
Parameter Default Value:
Level
Use this parameter to determine when the laser is activated and decoding begins, how long the
laser remains on and what determines the cessation of the laser scan and decode process.
Select a trigger mode by scanning the appropriate barcode. If you wish to change your selection,
scan Cancel.
Level
A trigger pull or SCAN key press activates the laser and decode
processing. The laser remains on and decode processing continues
until a trigger release, a valid decode or the Laser On Time-out is
reached.
Level
Pulse
A trigger pull or SCAN key press activates the laser and decode
processing. The laser remains on and decode processing continues
until a valid decode, or the Laser On Time-out is reached.
Pulse
Continuous
The laser is always on and decoding.
Continuous
See Also
Blinking
Time-out Between Same Symbol
This trigger mode is used for triggerless scanning operations.
Scanning range is reduced in this mode. This mode cannot be used
with scanners that support an aim mode.
Blinking
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Host
Triggering signal comes from a host command. Any actual trigger
pull or SCAN key press will be interpreted by the scanner engine as a
Level triggering option.
Host
Cancel
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Scanner Parameters – SE Barcode Type Specific
Codabar
Parameter Default Value:
Disable
When enabled, Codabar symbols will be scanned, decoded and transmitted.
Set this parameter by scanning either of the barcodes shown below.
Enable
Enable Codabar
Disable
Disable Codabar
CLSI Editing
Parameter Default Value:
Disable
When enabled, the start and stop characters are stripped from the barcode and a space is inserted
after the 1st, 5th, and 10th characters of a 14 character Codabar symbol.
Set this parameter by scanning either of the barcodes shown below.
Note:
Symbol length does not include start and stop characters.
Enable
Enable CLSI Editing
Disable
Disable CLSI Editing
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NOTIS Editing
Parameter Default Value:
Disable
When enabled, the start and stop characters are stripped from a decoded Codabar symbol.
Set this parameter by scanning either of the barcodes shown below.
Enable
Enable NOTIS Editing
Disable
Disable NOTIS Editing
Set Lengths for Codabar
L1 Parameter Default Value:
5
L2 Parameter Default Value:
55
Lengths for Codabar may be set for:
•
any length,
•
one or two discrete lengths,
•
or lengths within a specific range.
The length of a code refers to the number of characters, including check digits, the code contains.
It also includes any start or stop characters.
See the table titled “ASCII Character Equivalents” at the end of this chapter.
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One Discrete Length (Parameter
L1)
This option decodes only those codes containing a selected length. For example, when you want
to scan only Codabar symbols containing 14 characters, scan the “Codabar One Discrete Length”
barcode and then “1” and “4” barcodes using the “Keypad Number Symbols” at the end of this
chapter.
To begin setting one discrete length, scan this barcode:
Codabar - One Discrete Length
Next, scan two numeric barcodes that correspond to the desired value. Single digit numbers must
have a leading zero. If you wish to change your number selection, scan Cancel on the “Keypad
Number Symbols” page.
Two Discrete Lengths (Parameter
L2)
This option decodes only those codes containing two selected lengths. For example, when you
want to scan only Codabar symbols containing 2 or 14 characters, scan the “Codabar Two
Discrete Lengths” barcode and then “0”, “2”, “1” and “4” barcodes using the “Keypad Number
Symbols” at the end of this chapter.
To begin setting two discrete lengths, scan this barcode:
Codabar - Two Discrete Lengths
Next, scan four numeric barcodes that correspond to the desired value. Single digit numbers must
have a leading zero. If you wish to change your number selection, scan Cancel on the “Keypad
Number Symbols” page.
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Length Within Range
This option decodes a code type within a specified minimum and maximum range. For example,
when you want to scan only Codabar symbols containing between 4 and 12 characters, scan the
“Codabar Length Within Range” barcode and then “0”, “4”, “1” and “2” barcodes.
To begin setting lengths within a range, scan this barcode:
Codabar - Length within Range
Next, scan numeric barcodes that correspond to the desired value using the “Keypad Number
Symbols” at the end of this chapter. Single digit numbers must have a leading zero. If you wish to
change your number selection, scan Cancel on the “Keypad Number Symbols” page.
Any Length
This option decodes Codabar barcodes containing any number of characters.
To set any length, scan this barcode:
Codabar - Any Length
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Code 128
Code 128
Parameter Default Value:
Enable
Set this parameter by scanning either of the barcodes shown below.
Enable
Enable Code 128
Disable
Disable Code 128
UCC/EAN-128
Parameter Default Value:
Enable
Set this parameter by scanning either of the barcodes shown below.
Enable
Enable UCC/EAN-128
Disable
Disable UCC/EAN-128
UCC/EAN-128 is a convention for printing data fields with standard Code 128 barcode symbols.
UCC/EAN-128 symbols are distinguished by a leading Function Code 1 (FNC1) character as the
first or second character in the symbol. Other FNC1 characters are used to delineate fields.
When EAN-128 symbols are read, they are transmitted after special formatting strips off the
leading FNC1 character, and replaces other FNC1 characters with the ASCII 29 GS control
character.
When AIM symbology identifiers are transmitted, the modifier character indicates the position of
the leading FNC1 character according to AIM guidelines. For example, ]cl indicates a
UCC/EAN-128 symbol with a leading FNC1 character.
Standard Code 128 barcodes which do not have a leading FNC1 may still be used, but are not
encoded according to the EAN-128 convention. Standard Code 128 and UCC/EAN-128 may be
mixed in an application. The scanner autodiscriminates between these symbols, and can enable or
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disable one or both code types via barcode menus. The following table indicates the behavior of
the scanner in each of the four possible parameter settings.
Standard
Code 128
UCC/
EAN128
Effect and Example
Disable
Disable
No Code 128 symbols can be read.
Disable
Enable
Read only symbols with leading FNC1.
Examples:
ABCDFNC1E are read as ABCD29E
FNC1
A
BCDFNC1E are read as ABCD29E
FNC1FNC1
ABCDFNC1E are read as ABCD29E
FNC1
ABCD
E cannot be read
ABCDE cannot be read
FNC1
Enable
Disable
Read only symbols without leading FNC1.
Examples:
ABCDFNC1E cannot be read
FNC1
A
BCDFNC1E cannot be read
FNC1FNC1
ABCDFNC1E cannot be read
FNC1
ABCD
E is read as ABCD29E
ABCDE is read as ABCDE
FNC1
Enable
Enable
Read both types of symbols.
Examples:
ABCDFNC1E are read as ABCD29E
FNC1
A
BCDFNC1E are read as ABCD29E
FNC1FNC1
ABCDFNC1E are read as ABCD29E
FNC1
ABCD
E is read as ABCD29E
ABCDE is read as ABCDE
FNC1
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ISBT-128
Parameter Default Value:
Enable
Set this parameter by scanning either of the barcodes shown below.
Enable
Enable ISBT 128
Disable
Disable ISBT 128
Lengths for Code 128
No length setting is required for Code 128.
The default setting is Any Length.
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Code 39
Parameter Default Value:
Note:
Enable
This parameter must be enabled when “Convert Code 39 to Code 32” is to be enabled.
Set this parameter by scanning either of the barcodes shown below.
Enable
Enable Code 39
Disable
Disable Code 39
Code 39 Check Digit Verification
Parameter Default Value:
Disable
When enabled, this parameter checks the integrity of a Code 39 symbol to ensure it complies with
specified algorithms.
Only those Code 39 symbols which include a modulo 43 check digit are decoded when this
parameter is enabled.
Set this parameter by scanning either of the barcodes shown below.
Enable
Enable C39 Check Digit
Disable
Disable C39 Check Digi
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Code 32 Prefix
Parameter Default Value:
Disable
This parameter adds the prefix character “A” to all Code 32 barcodes.
When enabled, “Convert Code 39 to Code 32” parameter must also be enabled.
Set this parameter by scanning either of the barcodes shown below.
Enable
Enable Code 32 Prefix
Disable
Disable Code 32 Prefix
Convert Code 39 to Code 32
Note:
Code 39 must be enabled in order for this parameter to function.
Parameter Default Value:
Note:
Disable
When parameter “Code 32 Prefix” is to be enabled, this Convert Code 39 parameter
must also be enabled.
Set this parameter by scanning either of the barcodes shown below.
Enable
Convert C39 to Code 32
Disable
Do Not Convert C39 to C
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Code 39 Full ASCII Conversion
Parameter Default Value:
Note:
Disable
Code 39 Full ASCII and Trioptic Code 39 should not be enabled simultaneously.
When enabled, the ASCII character set assigns a code to letter, punctuation marks, numerals, and
most control keystrokes on the keyboard.
The first 32 codes are non-printable and are assigned to keyboard control characters such as
[Backspace] and [Return or Enter]. The other 96 are called printable codes because all but [Space]
and [Delete] produce visible characters.
Code 39 Full ASCII interprets the barcode special character ($ + % /) preceding a Code 39
character and assigns an ASCII character value to the pair.
See the table titled “ASCII Character Equivalents” at the end of this chapter.
Set this parameter by scanning either of the barcodes shown below.
Enable
Enable C39 Full ASCII
Disable
Disable C39 Full ASCII
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Set Lengths for Code 39
L1 Parameter Default Value:
2
L2 Parameter Default Value:
55
Lengths for Code 39 may be set for:
•
any length,
•
one or two discrete lengths,
•
or lengths within a specific range.
The length of a code refers to the number of characters, including check digits, the code contains.
If “Code 39 Full ASCII” is enabled, “Length Within a Range” or “Any Length” are the preferred
options.
See the table titled “ASCII Character Equivalents” at the end of this chapter.
One Discrete Length (Parameter L1)
This option decodes only those codes containing a selected length. For example, when you want
to scan only Code 39 symbols containing 14 characters, scan the “Code 39 One Discrete Length”
barcode and then “1” and “4” barcodes using the “Keypad Number Symbols” at the end of this
chapter.
To begin setting one discrete length, scan this barcode:
Code 39 - One Discrete Length
Next, scan two numeric barcodes that correspond to the desired value. Single digit numbers must
have a leading zero. If you wish to change your number selection, scan Cancel on the “Keypad
Number Symbols” page.
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Two Discrete Lengths (Parameter
L2)
This option decodes only those codes containing two selected lengths. For example, when you
want to scan only Code 39 symbols containing 2 or 14 characters, scan the “Code 39 Two
Discrete Lengths” barcode and then “0”, “2”, “1” and “4” barcodes using the “Keypad Number
Symbols” at the end of this chapter.
To begin setting two discrete lengths, scan this barcode:
Code 39 - Two Discrete Lengths
Next, scan four numeric barcodes that correspond to the desired value. Single digit numbers must
have a leading zero. If you wish to change your number selection, scan Cancel on the “Keypad
Number Symbols” page.
Length Within Range
This option decodes a code type within a specified minimum and maximum range. For example,
when you want to scan only Code 39 symbols containing between 4 and 12 characters, scan the
“Code 39 Length Within Range” barcode and then “0”, “4”, “1” and “2” barcodes using the
“Keypad Number Symbols” at the end of this chapter.
To begin setting lengths within a range, scan this barcode:
Code 39 - Length within Range
Next, scan numeric barcodes that correspond to the desired value. Single digit numbers must have
a leading zero. If you wish to change your number selection, scan Cancel on the “Keypad Number
Symbols” page.
Any Length
This option decodes Code 39 barcodes containing any number of characters.
To set any length, scan this barcode:
Code 39 - Any Length
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Transmit Code 39 Check Digit
Parameter Default Value:
Disable
When enabled, the check digit is transmitted with the data.
Parameter setting for “Code 39 Check Digit Verification” has no effect on this parameter value.
Set this parameter by scanning either of the barcodes shown below.
Enable
Transmit C39 Check Dig
Disable
Do not Trans C39 ChkD
Trioptic Code 39
Parameter Default Value:
Disable
Trioptic Code 39 symbols always contain six characters.
When Trioptic Code 39 is enabled, set the “Code 39 Full ASCII” parameter to disabled. Both
parameters should not be enabled simultaneously.
Set this parameter by scanning either of the barcodes shown below.
Enable
Enable Trioptic Code 39
Disable
Disable Trioptic Code 39
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Code 93
Parameter Default Value:
Disable
When enabled, Code 93 symbols will be scanned, decoded and transmitted.
Set this parameter by scanning either of the barcodes shown below.
Enable
Enable Code 93
Disable
Disable Code 93
Set Lengths for Code 93
L1 Parameter Default Value:
4
L2 Parameter Default Value:
55
Lengths for Code 93 may be set for:
•
any length,
•
one or two discrete lengths,
•
or lengths within a specific range.
The length of a code refers to the number of characters, including check digits, the code contains.
See the table titled “ASCII Character Equivalents” at the end of this chapter.
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One Discrete Length (Parameter
L1)
This option decodes only those codes containing a selected length. For example, when you want
to scan only Code 93 symbols containing 14 characters, scan the “Code 93 One Discrete Length”
barcode and then “1” and “4” barcodes using the “Keypad Number Symbols” at the end of this
chapter.
To begin setting one discrete length, scan this barcode:
Code 93 - One Discrete Length
Next, scan two numeric barcodes that correspond to the desired value. Single digit numbers must
have a leading zero. If you wish to change your number selection, scan Cancel on the “Keypad
Number Symbols” page.
Two Discrete Lengths (Parameter
L2)
This option decodes only those codes containing two selected lengths. For example, when you
want to scan only Code 93 symbols containing 2 or 14 characters, scan the “Code 93 Two
Discrete Lengths” barcode and then “0”, “2”, “1” and “4” barcodes using the “Keypad Number
Symbols” at the end of this chapter.
To begin setting two discrete lengths, scan this barcode:
Code 93 - Two Discrete Length
Next, scan four numeric barcodes that correspond to the desired value. Single digit numbers must
have a leading zero. If you wish to change your number selection, scan Cancel on the “Keypad
Number Symbols” page.
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Length Within Range
This option decodes a code type within a specified minimum and maximum range. For example,
when you want to scan only Code 93 symbols containing between 4 and 12 characters, scan the
“Code 93 Length Within Range” barcode and then “0”, “4”, “1” and “2” barcodes using the
“Keypad Number Symbols” at the end of this chapter.
To begin setting lengths within a range, scan this barcode:
Code 93 - Length within Range
Next, scan numeric barcodes that correspond to the desired value. Single digit numbers must have
a leading zero. If you wish to change your number selection, scan Cancel on the “Keypad Number
Symbols” page.
Any Length
This option decodes Code 93 barcodes containing any number of characters.
To set any length, scan this barcode:
Code 93 - Any Length
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Discrete 2 of 5
Parameter Default Value:
Disable
When enabled, Discrete 2 of 5 (D 2 of 5) symbols will be scanned, decoded and transmitted.
Set this parameter by scanning either of the barcodes shown below.
Enable
Enable Discrete 2 of 5
Disable
Disable Discrete 2 of 5
Set Lengths for Discrete 2 of 5
L1 Parameter Default Value:
1 Discrete Length: 12
L2 Parameter Default Value:
12
Lengths for D 2 of 5 may be set for:
•
any length,
•
one or two discrete lengths,
•
or lengths within a specific range.
The length of a code refers to the number of characters, including check digits, the code contains.
See the table titled “ASCII Character Equivalents” at the end of this chapter.
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One Discrete Length (Parameter
L1)
This option decodes only those codes containing a selected length. For example, when you want
to scan only D 2 of 5 symbols containing 14 characters, scan the “D 2 of 5 One Discrete Length”
barcode and then “1” and “4” barcodes using the “Keypad Number Symbols” at the end of this
chapter.
To begin setting one discrete length, scan this barcode:
D 2 of 5 - One Discrete Length
Next, scan two numeric barcodes that correspond to the desired value. Single digit numbers must
have a leading zero. If you wish to change your number selection, scan Cancel on the “Keypad
Number Symbols” page.
Two Discrete Lengths (Parameter
L2)
This option decodes only those codes containing two selected lengths. For example, when you
want to scan only D 2 of 5 symbols containing 2 or 14 characters, scan the “D 2 of 5 Two
Discrete Lengths” barcode and then “0”, “2”, “1” and “4” barcodes using the “Keypad Number
Symbols” at the end of this chapter.
To begin setting two discrete lengths, scan this barcode:
D 2 of 5 - Two Discrete Lengths
Next, scan four numeric barcodes that correspond to the desired value. Single digit numbers must
have a leading zero. If you wish to change your number selection, scan Cancel on the “Keypad
Number Symbols” page.
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Length Within Range
This option decodes a code type within a specified minimum and maximum range. For example,
when you want to scan only D 2 of 5 symbols containing between 4 and 12 characters, scan the
“D 2 of 5 Length Within Range” barcode and then “0”, “4”, “1” and “2” barcodes using the
“Keypad Number Symbols” at the end of this chapter.
To begin setting lengths within a range, scan this barcode:
D 2 of 5 - Length within Range
Next, scan numeric barcodes that correspond to the desired value. Single digit numbers must have
a leading zero. If you wish to change your number selection, scan Cancel on the “Keypad Number
Symbols” page.
Any Length
This option decodes D 2 of 5 barcodes containing any number of characters.
Note:
Selecting this option may lead to misdecodes for D 2 of 5 codes.
To set any length, scan this barcode:
D 2 of 5 - Any Length
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Interleaved 2 of 5
Parameter Default Value:
Enable
When enabled, Interleaved 2 of 5 (I 2 of 5) symbols will be scanned, decoded and transmitted.
Set this parameter by scanning either of the barcodes shown below.
Enable
Enable Interleaved 2 of
Disable
Disable Interleaved 2 of
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Check Digit Verification
Parameter Default Value:
Disable
When enabled, this parameter checks the integrity of an I 2 of 5 symbol to ensure it complies with
a specified algorithm, either USS (Uniform Symbology Specification) or OPCC (Optical Product
Code Council).
Set this parameter by scanning one of the barcodes shown below.
Disable
Disable
USS
USS Check Digit
OPCC
OPCC Check Digit
Cancel
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Convert I 2 of 5 to EAN-13
Parameter Default Value:
Disable
A successful barcode conversion requires the following to be true:
•
Interleaved 2 of 5 scanning is enabled.
•
One of the I 2 of 5 lengths is set to 14.
•
The barcode has a leading zero.
•
The barcode has a valid EAN-13 check digit.
When enabled, the parameter converts a 14 character I 2 of 5 barcode into EAN-13 and transmits
it to the host as EAN-13.
Set this parameter by scanning either of the barcodes shown below.
Enable Convert I 2 of 5
to EAN-13
Enable Convert
Disable Convert I 2 of 5
to EAN-13
Disable Convert
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L1 Parameter Default Value:
14
L2 Parameter Default Value:
14
Lengths for I 2 of 5 may be set for:
•
any length,
•
one or two discrete lengths,
•
or lengths within a specific range.
The length of a code refers to the number of characters, including check digits, the code contains.
See the table titled “ASCII Character Equivalents” at the end of this chapter.
One Discrete Length (Parameter
L1)
This option decodes only those codes containing a selected length. For example, when you want
to scan only I 2 of 5 symbols containing 14 characters, scan the “I 2 of 5 One Discrete Length”
barcode and then “1” and “4” barcodes using the “Keypad Number Symbols” at the end of this
chapter.
To begin setting one discrete length, scan this barcode:
I 2 of 5 - One Discrete Length
Next, scan two numeric barcodes that correspond to the desired value. Single digit numbers must
have a leading zero. If you wish to change your number selection, scan Cancel on the “Keypad
Number Symbols” page.
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Two Discrete Lengths (Parameter
L2)
This option decodes only those codes containing two selected lengths. For example, when you
want to scan only I 2 of 5 symbols containing 2 or 14 characters, scan the “I 2 of 5 Two Discrete
Lengths” barcode and then “0”, “2”, “1” and “4” barcodes using the “Keypad Number Symbols”
at the end of this chapter.
To begin setting two discrete lengths, scan this barcode:
I 2 of 5 - Two Discrete Lengths
Next, scan four numeric barcodes that correspond to the desired value. Single digit numbers must
have a leading zero. If you wish to change your number selection, scan Cancel on the “Keypad
Number Symbols” page.
Length Within Range
This option decodes a code type within a specified minimum and maximum range. For example,
when you want to scan only I 2 of 5 symbols containing between 4 and 12 characters, scan the “I
2 of 5 Length Within Range” barcode and then “0”, “4”, “1” and “2” barcodes using the “Keypad
Number Symbols” at the end of this chapter.
To begin setting lengths within a range, scan this barcode:
I 2 of 5 - Length within Range
Next, scan numeric barcodes that correspond to the desired value. Single digit numbers must have
a leading zero. If you wish to change your number selection, scan Cancel on the “Keypad Number
Symbols” page.
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Any Length
This option decodes I 2 of 5 barcodes containing any number of characters.
Note:
Selecting this option may lead to misdecodes for I 2 of 5 codes.
To set any length, scan this barcode:
I 2 of 5 - Any Length
Transmit I 2 of 5 Check Digit
Parameter Default Value:
Disable
When enabled, the check digit is transmitted with the data.
Parameter setting for “I 2 of 5 Check Digit Verification” has no effect on this parameter value.
Set this parameter by scanning either of the barcodes shown below.
Enable Transmit I 2 of
5 Check Digit
Enable Transmit
Disable Transmit I 2 of
5 Check Digit
Disable Transmit
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MSI Plessey
Parameter Default Value:
Disable
When enabled, MSI Plessey symbols will be scanned, decoded and transmitted.
Set this parameter by scanning either of the barcodes shown below.
Enable
Enable MSI Plessey
Disable
Disable MSI Plessey
MSI Plessey Check Digit
Algorithm
Parameter Default Value:
Mod10/Mod10
When the “Two MSI Plessey Check Digits” option is selected, an additional verification is
required to ensure integrity. Either of the two following algorithms may be selected.
Set this parameter by scanning either of the barcodes shown below.
Mod 10/Mod 11
MOD 10/MOD 11
Mod 10/Mod 10
MOD 10/MOD 10
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MSI Plessey Check Digits
Parameter Default Value:
One
Check digits placed at the end of the MSI Plessey barcode verify the integrity of the data. At least
one check digit is always required. Check digits are not automatically transmitted with the data.
Note:
When Two Check Digits is selected, an “MSI Plessey Check Digit Algorithm” must also
be selected.
Set the number of check digits to be included with the barcode by scanning either of the barcodes
shown below.
One MSI Plessey
check digit
One MSI Plessey ChkDg
Two MSI Plessey
check digits
Two MSI Plessey ChkDg
Set Lengths for MSI Plessey
Length Within Range
L1 Parameter Default Value:
06
L2 Parameter Default Value:
55
Lengths for MSI Plessey may be set for:
•
any length,
•
one or two discrete lengths,
•
or lengths within a specific range.
The length of a code refers to the number of characters, including check digits, the code contains.
See the table titled “ASCII Character Equivalents” at the end of this chapter.
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One Discrete Length (Parameter
L1)
This option decodes only those codes containing a selected length. For example, when you want
to scan only MSI Plessey symbols containing 14 characters, scan the “MSI Plessey One Discrete
Length” barcode and then “1” and “4” barcodes using the “Keypad Number Symbols” at the end
of this chapter.
To begin setting one discrete length, scan this barcode:
MSI Plessey - One Discrete Length
Next, scan two numeric barcodes that correspond to the desired value. Single digit numbers must
have a leading zero. If you wish to change your number selection, scan Cancel on the “Keypad
Number Symbols” page.
Two Discrete Lengths (Parameter
L2)
This option decodes only those codes containing two selected lengths. For example, when you
want to scan only MSI Plessey symbols containing 2 or 14 characters, scan the “MSI Plessey Two
Discrete Lengths” barcode and then “0”, “2”, “1” and “4” barcodes using the “Keypad Number
Symbols” at the end of this chapter.
To begin setting two discrete lengths, scan this barcode:
MSI Plessey - Two Discrete Lengths
Next, scan four numeric barcodes that correspond to the desired value. Single digit numbers must
have a leading zero. If you wish to change your number selection, scan Cancel on the “Keypad
Number Symbols” page.
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Length Within Range
This option decodes a code type within a specified minimum and maximum range. For example,
when you want to scan only MSI Plessey symbols containing between 4 and 12 characters, scan
the “MSI Plessey Length Within Range” barcode and then “0”, “4”, “1” and “2” barcodes using
the “Keypad Number Symbols” at the end of this chapter.
To begin setting lengths within a range, scan this barcode:
MSI Plessey - Length within Range
Next, scan numeric barcodes that correspond to the desired value. Single digit numbers must have
a leading zero. If you wish to change your number selection, scan Cancel on the “Keypad Number
Symbols” page.
Any Length
This option decodes MSI Plessey barcodes containing any number of characters.
Note:
Selecting this option may lead to misdecodes for MSI Plessey codes.
To set any length, scan this barcode:
MSI Plessey - Any Length
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Transmit MSI Plessey Check Digit
Parameter Default Value:
Disable
When enabled, the check digit is transmitted with the data.
Set this parameter by scanning either of the barcodes shown below.
Enable Transmit MSI
Plessey Check Digit
Enable Transmit
Disable Transmit MSI
Plessey Check Digit
Disable Transmit
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UPC/EAN
UPC-A
Parameter Default Value:
Enable
Select an option by scanning either of the barcodes shown below.
Enable
Enable UPC-A
Disable
Disable UPC-A
UPC-E
Parameter Default Value:
Enable
Select an option by scanning either of the barcodes shown below.
Enable
Enable UPC-E
Disable
Disable UPC-E
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UPC-E1
Parameter Default Value:
Disable
Select an option by scanning either of the barcodes shown below.
Enable
Enable UPC-E1
Disable
Disable UPC-E1
EAN-8
Parameter Default Value:
Enable
Select an option by scanning either of the barcodes shown below.
Enable
Enable EAN-8
Disable
Disable EAN-8
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EAN-13
Parameter Default Value:
Enable
Select an option by scanning either of the barcodes shown below.
Enable
Enable EAN-13
Disable
Disable EAN-13
Bookland EAN
Parameter Default Value:
Disable
Select an option by scanning either of the barcodes shown below.
Enable
Enable Bookland EAN
Disable
Disable Bookland EAN
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Check Digits
Transmit UPC-A Check Digit
Parameter Default Value:
Enable
This parameter determines whether the symbol will be transmitted with or without the UPC-A
check digit.
Select an option by scanning either of the barcodes shown below.
Enable Transmit UPCA Check Digit
Enable Transmit
Disable Transmit UPCA Check Digit
Disable Transmit
Transmit UPC-E Check Digit
Parameter Default Value:
Enable
This parameter determines whether the symbol will be transmitted with or without the UPC-E
check digit.
Select an option by scanning either of the barcodes shown below.
Enable Transmit UPCE Check Digit
Enable Transmit
Disable Transmit UPCE Check Digit
Disable Transmit
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Transmit UPC-E1 Check Digit
Parameter Default Value:
Enable
This parameter determines whether the symbol will be transmitted with or without the UPC-E1
check digit.
Select an option by scanning either of the barcodes shown below.
Enable Transmit UPCE1 Check Digit
Enable Transmit
Disable Transmit UPCE1 Check Digit
Disable Transmit
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Conversions
Convert UPC-E to UPC-A
Parameter Default Value:
Disable
When this parameter is enabled, UPC-E (zero suppressed) decoded data is converted to UPC-A
format before transmission. After conversion, data follows UPC-A format and is affected by UPCA programming selections (e.g. Preamble, Check Digit, etc.).
When disabled, UPC-E (zero suppressed) decoded data is transmitted without conversion.
Select an option by scanning either of the barcodes shown below.
Enable
Convert UPC-E to UPC-
Disable
Do Not Convert to UPC-
Convert UPC-E1 to UPC-A
Parameter Default Value:
Disable
When this parameter is enabled, UPC-E1 (zero suppressed) decoded data is converted to UPC-A
format before transmission. After conversion, data follows UPC-A format and is affected by UPCA programming selections (e.g. Preamble, Check Digit, etc.).
When disabled, UPC-E1 (zero suppressed) decoded data is transmitted without conversion.
Select an option by scanning either of the barcodes shown below.
Enable
Convert UPC-E1 to UPC
Disable
Do Not Convert to UPC-
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Convert EAN-8 to EAN-13 Type
Parameter Default Value:
Type is EAN-13
When “EAN-8 Zero Extend” is enabled, this parameter setting labels the extended symbol as
either an EAN-13 barcode or an EAN-8 barcode.
When “EAN-8 Zero Extend” is disabled, this parameter’s conversion setting is ignored.
Select an option by scanning either of the barcodes shown below.
EAN-13
Type Is EAN-13
EAN-8
Type Is EAN-8
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Preambles
UPC-A Preamble
Parameter Default Value:
System Character
A preamble is a lead-in character for UPC-A symbols transmitted to the host device. The lead-in
characters are considered part of the symbol.
Data is sent to the host in the following format:
No Preamble
[data]
System Character
[schar] [data]
System Character and Country Code
[country code] [schar] [data]
Select an option by scanning one of the barcodes shown below.
No Preamble
No Preamble
System Character
System Character
System Character
and Country Code
(“0” for USA)
Sys Char and Country C
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UPC-E Preamble
Parameter Default Value:
System Character
A preamble is a lead-in character for UPC-E symbols transmitted to the host device. The lead-in
characters are considered part of the symbol.
Data is sent to the host in the following format:
No Preamble
[data]
System Character
[schar] [data]
System Character and Country Code
[country code] [schar] [data]
Select an option by scanning one of the barcodes shown below.
No Preamble
No Preamble
System Character
System Character
System Character
and Country Code
(“0” for USA)
Sys Char and Country C
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UPC-E1 Preamble
Parameter Default Value:
System Character
A preamble is a lead-in character for UPC-E1 symbols transmitted to the host device. The lead-in
characters are considered part of the symbol.
Data is sent to the host in the following format:
No Preamble
[data]
System Character
[schar] [data]
System Character and Country Code
[country code] [schar] [data]
Select an option by scanning one of the barcodes shown below.
No Preamble
No Preamble
System Character
System Character
System Character
and Country Code
(“0” for USA)
Sys Char and Country C
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Supplementals
Decode UPC/EAN Supplementals
Parameter Default Value:
Note:
Ignore
In order to minimize the risk of invalid data transmission, we recommend that you select
whether to read or ignore supplemental characters.
Supplementals are additionally appended characters (2 or 5) according to specific code format
conventions (e.g. UPC-A + 2). Three options are available.
Select an option by scanning one of the barcodes shown below.
Decode
UPC/EAN with
Supplementals
UPC/EAN symbols without supplemental
characters are not decoded.
Decode With Supplementals
Ignore UPC/EAN
with
Supplementals
When a UPC/EAN plus supplemental symbol is
scanned, the UPC/EAN is decoded and the
supplemental characters ignored.
Ignore Supplementals
Autodiscriminate
UPC/EAN
Supplementals
When this option is selected you must assign a
value to the “Decode UPC/EAN Supplemental
Redundancy” parameter. A value of 5 or more is
recommended.
Autodiscriminate Supplement
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Decode UPC/EAN Supplemental
Redundancy
Parameter Default Value:
7 Times
With Autodiscriminate UPC/EAN Supplementals selected, this option adjusts the number of times
a symbol without supplementals will be decoded before transmission. The range is from 2 to 20
times. Five or above is recommended when decoding a mix of UPC/EAN symbols with and
without supplementals, and the autodiscriminate option is selected.
To begin setting the decode redundancy value, scan this barcode:
Decode Supplemental Redunda
Next, scan two numeric barcodes that correspond to the desired value using the “Keypad Number
Symbols” at the end of this chapter. Single digit numbers must have a leading zero.
If you wish to change your selection, scan Cancel on the “Keypad Number Symbols” page.
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EAN-8 Zero Extend
Parameter Default Value:
Disable
When this parameter is enabled, five leading zeros are added to decoded EAN-8 symbols to make
them compatible in format to EAN-13 symbols. Use parameter “Convert EAN-8 to EAN-13
Type” to label the extended symbol.
When disabled, EAN-8 symbols are transmitted as is and parameter “Convert EAN-8 to EAN-13
Type” setting is ignored.
Select an option by scanning either of the barcodes shown below.
Enable
Enable EAN Zero Exten
Disable
Disable EAN Zero Exten
UCC Coupon Extended Code
Note:
UCC Coupon Extended Code replaces UPC/EAN Coupon Code.
Parameter Default Value:
Disable
The UCC Coupon Extended Code is an additional barcode adjacent to a UCC Coupon Code. To
enable or disable UCC Coupon Extended Code, scan the appropriate barcode below.
Enable
Enable UCC Coupon Co
Disable
Disable UCC Coupon C
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UPC/EAN Security Level
Parameter Default Value:
Level 0
Use this parameter to determine the security level appropriate for UPC/EAN barcode quality.
There is an inverse relationship between security and scanner aggressiveness, so be sure to choose
only that level of security necessary for any given application.
There are four decode security levels. Higher security levels are selected for decreasing levels of
barcode quality. As security levels increase, the scanner’s aggressiveness decreases.
Select an option by scanning one of the barcodes shown below. If you wish to change your
selection, scan Cancel.
UPC/EAN Security
Level 0
The default setting. Allows the scanner to operate in its
most aggressive state, while providing sufficient security
in decoding “in-spec” UPC/EAN barcodes.
UPC/EAN Security Leve
Level 1
Mis-decode 1,2,7,8
As barcode quality levels diminish, certain characters
become prone to mis-decodes before others (i.e. 1, 2, 7,
8). Select this level upon mis-decodes of poorly printed
labels that are limited to 1, 2, 7 and 8.
UPC/EAN Security Leve
Level 2
Mis-decodes not 1,2,7,8
Select this security level upon experiencing mis-decodes
of poorly printed barcodes and the mis-decodes are not
limited to characters 1,2,7 and 8.
UPC/EAN Security Leve
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UPC/EAN Security
Level 3
Select this security level if you have tried security level 2
and are still experiencing mis-decodes. Using this level is
an extreme measure against mis-decoding severely out of
spec barcodes. This level significantly impairs the
decoding ability of the scanner. If this level of security is
necessary, you should try to improve the quality of your
barcodes.
UPC/EAN Security Leve
Cancel
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ASCII Character Equivalents
Values from 1128 through 1255 (hex values 80h through FFh) may also be set. But the conversion
of those characters to printable characters is not standardized. Therefore, they are not included in
the table.
Scan Value
Hex Value
Full ASCII Code 39 Encode Char.
Keystroke
1000
00h
%U
CTRL 2
1001
0lh
$A
CTRL A
1002
02h
$B
CTRL B
1003
03h
$C
CTRL C
1004
04h
$D
CTRL D
1005
05h
$E
CTRL E
1006
06h
$F
CTRL F
1007
07h
$G
CTRL G
1008
08h
$H
CTRL H
1009
09h
$I
CTRL I
1010
0Ah
$J
CTRL J
1011
0Bh
$K
CTRL K
1012
0Ch
$L
CTRL L
1013
0Dh
$M
CTRL M
1014
0Eh
$N
CTRL N
1015
0Fh
$O
CTRL O
1016
10h
$P
CTRL P
1017
1lh
$Q
CTRL Q
1018
12h
$R
CTRL R
1019
13h
$S
CTRL S
1020
14h
$T
CTRL T
1021
15h
$U
CTRL U
1022
16h
$V
CTRL V
1023
17h
$W
CTRL W
1024
18h
$X
CTRL X
1025
19h
$Y
CTRL Y
1026
lAh
$Z
CTRL Z
1027
lBh
%A
CTRL [
1028
lCh
%B
CTRL \
1029
lDh
%C
CTRL ]
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Scan Value
Hex Value
Full ASCII Code 39 Encode Char.
Keystroke
1030
lEh
%D
CTRL 6
1031
lFh
%E
CTRL -
1032
20h
Space
Space
1033
21h
/A
!
1034
22h
/B
‘
1035
23h
/C
#
1036
24h
/D
$
1037
25h
/E
%
1038
26h
/F
&
1039
27h
/G
’
1040
28h
/H
(
1041
29h
/I
)
1042
2Ah
/J
*
1043
2Bh
/K
+
1044
2Ch
/L
,
1045
2Dh
-
-
1046
2Eh
.
.
1047
2Fh
/
/
1048
30h
0
0
1049
31h
1
1
1050
32h
2
2
1051
33h
3
3
1052
34h
4
4
1053
35h
5
5
1054
36h
6
6
1055
37h
7
7
1056
38h
8
8
1057
39h
9
9
1058
3Ah
/Z
:
1059
3Bh
%F
;
1060
3Ch
%G
<
1061
3Dh
%H
=
1062
3Eh
%I
>
1063
3Fh
%J
?
1064
40h
%V
@
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Scan Value
Hex Value
Full ASCII Code 39 Encode Char.
Keystroke
1065
41h
A
A
1066
42h
B
B
1067
43h
C
C
1068
44h
D
D
1069
45h
E
E
1070
46h
F
F
1071
47h
G
G
1072
48h
H
H
1073
49h
I
I
1074
4Ah
J
J
1075
4Bh
K
K
1076
4Ch
L
L
1077
4Dh
M
M
1078
4Eh
N
N
1079
4Fh
O
O
1080
50h
P
P
1081
51h
Q
Q
1082
52h
R
R
1083
53h
S
S
1084
54h
T
T
1085
55h
U
U
1086
56h
V
V
1087
57h
W
W
1088
58h
X
X
1089
59h
Y
Y
1090
5Ah
Z
Z
1091
5Bh
%K
[
1092
5Ch
%L
\
1093
5Dh
%M
]
1094
5Eh
%N
^
1095
5Fh
%O
-
1096
60h
%W
‘
1097
61h
+A
a
1098
62h
+B
b
1099
63h
+C
c
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Scan Value
Hex Value
Full ASCII Code 39 Encode Char.
Keystroke
1100
64h
+D
d
1101
65h
+E
e
1102
66h
+F
f
1103
67h
+G
g
1104
68h
+H
h
1105
69h
+I
i
1106
6Ah
+J
j
1107
6Bh
+K
k
1108
6Ch
+L
1
1109
6Dh
+M
m
1110
6Eh
+N
n
1111
6Fh
+O
o
1112
70h
+P
p
1113
71h
+Q
q
1114
72h
+R
r
1115
73h
+S
s
1116
74h
+T
t
1117
75h
+U
u
1118
76h
+V
v
1119
77h
+W
w
1120
78h
+X
x
1121
79h
+Y
y
1122
7Ah
+Z
z
1123
7Bh
%P
{
1124
7Ch
%Q
|
1125
7Dh
%R
}
1126
7Eh
%S
~
1127
7Fh
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Keypad Number Symbols
The barcode labels shown below represent a numeric keypad, with decimal values 0 through 9.
Each label can be scanned individually to enter a numeric value. Use these numeric value symbols
to enter numeric input in the course of performing a system configuration.
0
5
1
6
2
7
3
8
4
9
Cancel
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2
2nd key function ...................................................45
A
About ....................................................................72
ABOUT.CPL ........................................................92
Accessories
Electrostatic Discharge .........................................5
Installing ...............................................................5
ActiveSync............................................................86
Configure ............................................................86
Connect ...............................................................87
Create Comm Option ..........................................90
Disconnect ..........................................................88
Explore................................................................88
Prerequisites........................................................86
Troubleshooting ..................................................89
Adapter .................................................................77
AIM
Code
UPC with Supplemental Characters, SE .....151
Code Identifier, SE............................................149
Code Modifier...................................................149
Symbology Identifiers, SE ................................172
Aim Duration, SE ...............................................142
Algorithm
MSI Plessey, SE................................................193
Allow Connection.................................................73
Alt key function ....................................................46
Ambient lighting and scanner problems .............132
Any Length
Codabar, SE ......................................................171
Code 39, SE ......................................................179
Code 93, SE ......................................................183
D 2 of 5, SE.......................................................186
I 2 of 5, SE ........................................................192
MSI Plessey, SE................................................196
API calls ...............................................................96
Appearance ...........................................................74
Application ...........................................................85
AppLock .............................................................113
approved stylus .....................................................49
ASCII 29 GS control character, SE ....................172
ASCII Character Equivalents .............................213
At Power On .........................................................78
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Audio Volume, How To .......................................19
Autodiscriminate UPC/EAN Supplementals, SE209
B
Background...........................................................74
Backlight.........................................................74, 79
Backlight Timer ........................................16, 17, 18
Backup Battery
Maintenance........................................................56
Replacement........................................................56
Time Limit ..........................................................54
Backup Data Files.................................................86
Barcode
Data Entry ...........................................................26
Barcode quality...................................................131
Barcode Scanner
Integrated ............................................................40
Tethered ..............................................................40
Barcode symbology, problems ...........................132
Batteries ..............................................................108
Battery ..................................................................79
Backup ................................................................55
Charge New ..........................................................5
Charger................................................................57
Charging..............................................................37
Handling Safely ..................................................53
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) ...........................................37
Low Warning timing...........................................53
Nickel Cadmium (NiCad) ...................................37
Battery Auto Turn Off ....................................74, 79
Battery Compartment............................................10
Battery Life
Approximate .......................................................54
Battery, charge before using ...................................9
Battery, How To ...................................................10
Baud Rate .............................................................81
Baud Rate, SE.....................................................158
Bi-Directional Redundancy, SE..........................143
Blanking .........................................................74, 79
Bookland EAN
AIM Code, SE...................................................150
Bookland EAN, SE.............................................200
C
Calibration ............................................................83
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Cancel SE Parameter Scanning...........................153
Caps mode function ..............................................46
Character Equivalents, ASCII ............................213
Charge...................................................................79
Charger
Battery.................................................................57
Charging Battery
Time Required ....................................................37
Check Digit
I 2 of 5...............................................................192
I 2 of 5, SE ........................................................188
MSI Plessey, SE................................................194
Verification, Code 39, SE .................................175
Cisco Client ..........................................................63
Clearing Persistant Storage...................................96
CLSI Editing, Codabar, SE.................................168
Codabar
AIM Code, SE...................................................150
Any Length, SE.................................................171
CLSI Editing .....................................................168
Length Within Range, SE .................................171
NOTIS Editing, SE ...........................................169
One Discrete Length, SE...................................170
Two Discrete Lengths, SE ................................170
Codabar, SE ........................................................168
Code 128
AIM Code, SE...................................................149
and Linear Code Type Security Level, SE........152
Length, SE ........................................................174
Code 128, SE ..............................................172, 174
Code 32 Prefix
and Convert
Code 39 to Code 32, SE ..............................176
Code 32 Prefix, SE .............................................176
Code 39
AIM Code, SE...................................................149
and Convert
Code 39 to Code 32, SE ..............................175
Any Length, SE.................................................179
Check Digit Verification, SE ....................175, 180
Check Digit, SE ................................................180
Full ASCII
and Length options, SE ...............................178
Full ASCII, SE ..................................................177
Length Within Range, SE .................................179
Length, SE ........................................................178
One Discrete Length, SE...................................178
to Full ASCII, SE..............................................180
Two Discrete Lengths, SE ................................179
Code 39 Full ASCII
and Trioptic Code 39, SE..................................177
Code 39, SE ........................................................175
Code 93
AIM Code, SE...................................................150
Any Length, SE.................................................183
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Length Within Range, SE .................................183
Lengths, SE.......................................................181
One Discrete Length .........................................182
Two Discrete Lengths, SE ................................182
Code 93, SE ........................................................181
Code ID Character, SE .......................................148
COLDBOOT.EXE................................................94
Color displays ...........................................16, 36, 48
Color screen
Backlight.......................................................75, 80
COM Port Switching ......................................21, 40
COM Ports............................................................81
Configurations ....................................................37
Command Prompt.................................................66
Communication.....................................................72
Communications ...................................................64
compact flash memor............................................36
Components
Back ......................................................................3
Top ..................................................................2, 21
Components, Location............................................2
Connect.................................................................64
Connect Using ......................................................73
Control Panel options ...........................................72
Controls, Physical.................................................39
Convert
EAN-8 to EAN-13, SE......................................204
I 2 of 5 to EAN-13, SE .....................................189
UPC-E to UPC-A, SE .......................................203
UPC-E1 to UPC-A, SE .....................................203
Core Logic ............................................................36
CPU ..............................................................36, 107
Cradles, storage and function ...............................52
Critical Suspend....................................................54
what happens when .............................................55
Critical Suspend Mode .........................................31
Critical Suspend state ...........................................55
Ctrl key function...................................................46
Current Time.........................................................74
D
D 2 of 5
AIM Code, SE...................................................150
Any Length, SE.................................................186
Length Within Range, SE .................................186
One Discrete Length, SE...................................185
Two Discrete Lengths, SE ................................185
D 2 of 5, SE ........................................................184
Data Bits ...............................................................81
Data entry, How To ..............................................26
Data Options, SE
Prefix, Suffix1 and Suffix2 ...............................144
Date/Time .............................................................72
Daylight Savings...................................................74
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Tech Specs ..........................................................91
Decode Data Packet Format, SE.........................159
Decode Supplementals
UPC/EAN, SE...................................................208
Delay.....................................................................76
Desktop.................................................................62
Device Description ...............................................73
Device Name ........................................................73
Dimensions .........................................................108
Disable SE Parameter Scanning .........................153
Discrete 2 of 5, SE..............................................184
Discrete Length
Codabar, SE ......................................................170
Code 39, SE ..............................................178, 179
Code 93, SE ......................................................182
D 2 of 5, SE.......................................................185
I 2 of 5, SE ........................................................190
MSI Plessey, SE................................................195
Display..........................................................72, 107
adjust contrast .....................................................15
Features...............................................................48
Pixels...................................................................48
Specifications....................................................108
Display Backlight Timer.......................................48
Display Backlighting
and the Touchscreen ...........................................49
Display Contrast, How To ....................................15
Display Timer .......................................................48
Document Conventions ..........................................4
Domain .................................................................77
Double Tap ...........................................................83
E
EAN, Bookland, SE............................................200
EAN-13 and I 2 of 5, SE ....................................189
EAN-13, SE ........................................................200
EAN-8
to EAN-13, SE ..................................................204
Zero Extend, SE ........................................204, 210
EAN-8, SE ..........................................................199
Electrostatic Discharge ...................................23, 25
Encode Char .......................................................213
Endcaps and COM Ports.................................20, 40
Enter Data, How To..............................................26
Enter key function ................................................45
Environmental Specifications .............................109
Equivalents, ASCII.............................................213
Error Messages ...................................................120
Events ...................................................................85
External Auto Turn Off ..................................74, 79
External Connectors/Interface ............................107
External Power .....................................................79
External Power Supplies.......................................13
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Factory Default Settings
Cisco Client.........................................................63
Communication...................................................73
Date/Time ...........................................................74
Display ................................................................74
Keyboard.............................................................76
Network ..............................................................77
Owner..................................................................78
Password .............................................................78
Power ..................................................................79
Regional Settings ................................................80
Scanner................................................................81
Stylus ..................................................................83
Symbol Client .....................................................68
System.................................................................84
Taskbar................................................................70
Volume and Sounds ............................................85
Wireless ..............................................................85
Failure
Battery Pack ........................................................55
Features...................................................................1
FLASH .................................................................36
Flash and Reflash..................................................95
Function
2nd Key...............................................................45
Alt Key................................................................46
Caps Mode ..........................................................46
Ctrl Key...............................................................46
Enter Key ............................................................45
Scan Key .............................................................45
Shft Key ..............................................................46
Spc Key...............................................................46
Function Code 1 (FNC1) , SE ............................172
G
General .................................................................84
Getting Started........................................................5
Getting the Most from Your Batteries ..................56
H
Handling Batteries ................................................53
Handshaking, Software, SE ................................163
Handstrap, How To...............................................11
Hardware
Configuration ......................................................35
Headset .................................................................50
Hex Value ...........................................................213
Hip-Flip, How To .................................................12
Host Character Timeout, SE ...............................160
Host Connection prerequisites................................7
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Host Serial Response Timeout, SE .....................161
Hot Swapping Main Battery .................................54
Hot-swapping and Critical Suspend Mode ...........31
How To
Radio Card ..........................................................25
HyperTerminal......................................................89
Index
L
Java Virtual Machine............................................61
Laser Clipping, SE..............................................155
Laser On Time
and Max On Timer, SE .....................................151
Laser On Time, SE .............................................151
LAUNCH.EXE.....................................................61
LEDs
2nd function ..................................................29, 47
ALT function ................................................29, 47
BATT B function ..........................................29, 47
BATT M function .........................................29, 47
CAPS function ..............................................29, 47
CHGR function .............................................29, 47
CTRL function ..............................................29, 47
on keypads,location.............................................47
SCNR function..............................................29, 47
SHFT function ..............................................29, 47
STAT function ..............................................29, 47
Left .......................................................................81
Length
Code 128, SE ....................................................174
Code 39, SE ......................................................178
Code 93, SE ......................................................181
Length Within Range
Codabar, SE ......................................................171
Code 39, SE ......................................................179
Code 93, SE ......................................................183
D 2 of 5, SE.......................................................186
I 2 of 5, SE ........................................................191
MSI Plessey, SE................................................196
Lengths for I 2 of 5 .............................................190
Li-Ion
1400 mAh ...........................................................37
Linear Code Type Security Level
and Bi-Directional Redundancy........................143
Linear Code Type Security Level, SE ................152
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion).............................................53
Location, Components..................................2, 3, 21
Low Battery Warning ...........................................54
K
M
Keyboard ..............................................................72
keyboard shortcuts................................................45
Keymaps ...............................................................97
keypad...................................................................45
Keypad data entry, How To..................................26
Keypad Number Symbols, SE ............................217
Keypad Shortcuts....................................................8
Keypress Sequences
Appendix A.........................................................46
Keystroke Value .................................................213
Main......................................................................81
Main Battery
and Critical Suspend state ...................................54
components ...........................................................9
Hot Swapping .....................................................54
Main Battery Pack ................................................54
Main Battery Power Failure..................................55
Maintenance, required
Backup Battery....................................................56
Make New Connection .........................................64
Make New Session ...............................................65
I
I 2 of 5
AIM Code, SE...................................................150
Any Length, SE.................................................192
Length Within Range, SE .................................191
One Discrete Length, SE...................................190
to EAN-13, SE ..................................................189
Two Discrete Lengths, SE ................................191
I 2 of 5, SE..........................................................187
Icons
Explorer, Internet ................................................62
My Computer ......................................................62
Recycle Bin.........................................................62
Identification...................................................77, 78
Idle Time.........................................................74, 79
IEC IP55 .............................................................109
Inactivity Minutes.................................................71
Inactivity Seconds.................................................71
Inbox...............................................................62, 66
InfraRed Port ........................................................51
Intercharacter Delay, SE.....................................161
Interleaved 2 of 5, SE .........................................187
Internet Explorer...................................................66
IPSM (Intel Persistent Storage Manager) .............60
IR operating envelope...........................................51
IR Port ..................................................................51
IrDA Lite Plus ......................................................51
ISBT-128, SE .....................................................174
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Manuals ................................................................32
Mass Storage.......................................................107
Master Search .......................................................71
Memory ........................................................84, 107
Menu Options
Start.....................................................................63
Min Max Length
Codabar, SE ......................................................171
Code 39, SE ......................................................179
Code 93, SE ......................................................183
D 2 of 5, SE.......................................................186
Interleaved 2 of 5, SE .......................................191
MSI Plessey, SE................................................196
Mod 10/Mod 10, SE ...........................................193
Mod 10/Mod 11, SE ...........................................193
Mode
Critical Suspend ..................................................31
Off.......................................................................31
Power On ............................................................29
Suspend...............................................................30
Mode Key Functions ............................................46
modulo 43 check digit, SE..................................175
MSI Check Digit.................................................197
MSI Plessey
AIM Code, SE...................................................150
Any Length, SE.................................................196
Check Digit Algorithm, SE...............................193
Check Digits, SE...............................................194
Length Within Range, SE .................................196
One Discrete Length, SE...................................195
Two Discrete Lengths, SE ................................195
MSI Plessey Check Digits
and MSI Plessey
Check Digit Algorithm, SE .........................194
MSI Plessey, SE .................................................193
MX3-CE scanner defaults...................................133
N
Network ................................................................72
New Battery............................................................5
NiCad....................................................................53
NiCAD
50 mAh ...............................................................37
Nickel-Cadmium (NiCad).....................................53
Notes.....................................................................78
Notifications .........................................................85
NOTIS Editing
Codabar, SE ......................................................169
Null Modem Cable ...............................................86
O
Off Mode ..............................................................31
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On Mode ...............................................................29
OPCC (Optical Product Code Council) , SE ......188
Operating Temperature.......................................109
US AC to DC ....................................................109
WW AC to DC..................................................110
Orinoco Client ......................................................67
Owner ...................................................................72
P
Parameter Scanning, SE......................................153
Parameters
NET.CFG
Lucent............................................................71
Parity.....................................................................81
Parity, SE ............................................................162
Passive Pen ...........................................................49
Password...................................................72, 77, 78
PC Card ................................................................23
Storage ................................................................24
PC card slots .........................................................23
PC Connection......................................................73
PC Radio...............................................................25
PCMCIA...............................................................23
PCMCIA Interface..............................................107
PCMCIA Radio ....................................................25
PCMCIA Slots......................................................38
PDF417, MicroPDF417
AIM Code, SE...................................................150
Pen Stylus ...................................................8, 26, 48
Persistant Memory Drive
IPSM ...................................................................36
Persistent memory ................................................60
Persistent Storage, clearing...................................96
phosphorescent .....................................................45
Physical Specifications .......................................107
PING.EXE ............................................................94
Plessey, SE..........................................................193
Pocket PC 2002 API calls.....................................96
Pocket Word .........................................................62
Power....................................................................72
power button .........................................................14
Power Button ........................................................39
Power Connector ................................................108
Power Mode, SE .................................................154
Power Modes, Diagrammed .................................28
Power Off .............................................................79
Forced .................................................................14
Power Supply........................................................53
Battery Packs ......................................................37
Power Supply, Cigarette Lighter Adapter.............58
Power Supply, International AC/DC ....................58
Power Supply, US AC/DC ...................................58
Preamble
UPC-A, SE........................................................205
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UPC-E, SE ........................................................206
UPC-E1, SE ......................................................207
Prefix / Suffixes, SE ...........................................144
Prefix, SE............................................................144
PREGEDIT.EXE ..................................................93
Pre-loaded Files ..............................................59, 92
Primary Events
Wake the MX3CE...............................................28
Prompt
Command............................................................66
Proxim Client........................................................71
PSMFORMAT.EXE.............................................60
Q
Quick Configure SE Barcode Types...................136
Quick Start Instructions ..........................................5
R
Radio Specifications
2.4 GHz.............................................................111
Rate.......................................................................76
Reboot...................................................................39
Recalibrate ............................................................15
Recalibration.........................................................83
Reflash ..................................................................95
REGCLEAR.EXE ................................................61
Regional Setting ...................................................80
Regional Settings ..................................................72
Registry.................................................................63
Registry database ..................................................61
REGSAVE.EXE ...................................................61
Remote Networking..............................................64
Remove programs.................................................72
Repeat ...................................................................76
Reset or Cancel Defaults, SE..............................135
RFTerm...............................................................102
Right .....................................................................81
Roam Config.........................................................71
RS-232
Data Entry ...........................................................26
RS-232 Pinouts ...............................................41, 42
S
Save settings to non-volatile memory...................18
Scan Angle, SE ...........................................155, 156
Scan buttons
and tethered scanners ..........................................42
Scan Buttons .........................................................43
Scan buttons and the SCNR LED.........................43
Scan Data Prefix/Suffix, SE ...............................146
Scan Data Transmission Format, SE ..................146
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Scan key function .................................................45
Scan Keys .............................................................81
Scan Value..........................................................213
Scanner .................................................................72
SE923 Standard Range .....................................112
Scanner and data entry, How To...........................27
Scanner lens damage...........................................132
Scanner Performance
LXE Support .....................................................131
Scanner Power Mode, SE ...................................154
Scheme............................................................74, 85
Screwdriver
Phillips, for handstrap .........................................11
SE Barcode
Types.................................................................136
SE Defaults
Aim Duration ....................................................142
Codabar Lengths, SE ........................................169
SE Scanner
Keypad Number Symbols .................................217
Security Level
Linear Code Type, SE.......................................152
UPC/EAN, SE...................................................211
Serial Cable
for ActiveSync ....................................................91
Serial Interface, SE .............................................157
Set Default and Cancel, SE.................................135
Set Default, SE ...................................................157
Set Lengths for Discrete 2 of 5 ...........................184
Shift key function .................................................46
shortcuts................................................................45
Shutdown time limits ............................................54
Simple Serial Interface (SSI) Options.................157
Software and Files ..........................................59, 92
Software Handshaking, SE .................................163
Software Load.......................................................60
Sounds ..................................................................85
Space key function................................................46
Speaker .................................................................50
SRAM or Flash PCMCIA...................................107
Start.......................................................................62
Start Menu ............................................................63
Shutdown ............................................................62
Stop Bit Select, SE..............................................164
Stop Bits ...............................................................81
Storage Temperature...........................................109
US AC to DC ....................................................109
WW AC to DC..................................................110
Storing PC Cards ..................................................24
stylus.......................................................................8
Stylus ....................................................8, 26, 48, 72
Suffix 1, SE ........................................................145
Suffix 2, SE ........................................................145
Supplemental Redundancy UPC/EAN, SE.........209
Suspend Mode ......................................................30
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Suspend Timer......................................................79
Symbol Client .......................................................68
System ..................................................................72
System Configuration ...........................................59
System Hardware Configuration ..........................35
T
Technical Specifications.....................................107
Temperature and scanner problems ....................132
Terminal Emulators ..............................................97
Terminal Session ..................................................65
Tile........................................................................74
Time Zone.............................................................74
Timeout between Decodes, SE ...........................164
Touch Screen ....................................................8, 48
Touch Screen and Keypad Shortcuts......................8
Touch Screen data entry, How To ........................26
touchscreen ...........................................................49
Transflective Display......................................36, 48
Transmissive Display......................................36, 48
Transmit
AIM Code ID, SE .............................................148
Check Digit
I 2 of 5, SE ..................................................192
Code 39 Check Digit, SE ..................................180
MSI Plessey Check Digit, SE ...........................197
No Read Message, SE.......................................165
Symbol Code ID, SE.........................................148
UPC-A Check Digit, SE ...................................201
UPC-E Check Digit, SE....................................201
UPC-E1 Check Digit, SE..................................202
Transmit Code 39 Check Digit
and Code 39 Check Digit Verification, SE .......180
Transmit Code ID Character, SE ........................148
Trigger Mode
and Laser On Time, SE .....................................166
Trigger Mode, SE ...............................................166
Trioptic Code 39
AIM Code, SE...................................................149
and Code 39 Full ASCII, SE.............................180
Trioptic Code 39, SE ..................................177, 180
Troubleshooting
ActiveSync..........................................................89
Power Off............................................................14
Troubleshooting, Laser scanning........................131
Troubleshooting, Printing...................................131
Two Discrete Lengths
Codabar, SE ......................................................170
Code 93, SE ......................................................182
D 2 of 5, SE.......................................................185
I 2 of 5, SE ........................................................191
MSI Plessey, SE................................................195
Type II radio .........................................................25
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U
UCC Coupon Extended Code.............................210
UCC/EAN-128, SE.............................................172
UPC EAN Coupon Code ....................................210
UPC with Supplemental Characters
AIM Code, SE...................................................151
UPC/EAN
AIM Code, SE...................................................150
Security Level, SE ............................................211
Supplementals, SE ............................................208
UPC/EAN, SE ....................................................198
UPC-A
Check Digit, SE ................................................201
Preamble, SE.....................................................205
UPC-A, SE .........................................................198
UPC-E
Check Digit, SE ................................................201
Preamble, SE.....................................................206
to UPC-A, SE....................................................203
UPC-E, SE ..........................................................198
UPC-E1
Check Digit, SE ................................................202
Preamble, SE.....................................................207
to UPC-A, SE....................................................203
UPC-E1, SE ........................................................199
User Name ............................................................77
USS (Uniform Symbology Specification) , SE ..188
USS-128, SE.......................................................172
V
Verify Check Digit
I 2 of 5, SE ........................................................188
Video Subsystem
Display Characteristics .......................................36
View
Display ................................................................48
Volume .................................................................85
adjust audio volume ............................................19
Volume and Sounds..............................................72
W
Wake the MX3CE
Primary Events....................................................28
Wake up action for display backlight ...................30
WARMBOOT.EXE..............................................93
Warning
Low Battery beeps ..............................................54
Weights...............................................................107
When to use this guide............................................3
WHOAMI.EXE ....................................................94
WinCE on-line Help .............................................59
MX3-CE Reference Guide
226
Windows 95 SR2 ..................................................86
Windows Explorer................................................69
Wireless ................................................................72
Word
Pocket..................................................................66
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Z
Zero Extend, SE..................................................210
Zero Suppressed
UPC-E to UPC-A..............................................203
UPC-E1 to UPC-A, SE .....................................203
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