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USB/Ethernet Charging Cradle
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Boise, ID 83702
Phone: (208) 424-5054
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User Guide
CradlePoint USB/E thernet Charging Cradle User Guide
Copyright© 2008 CradlePoint, Inc. All rights reserved.
The information in this document is subject to change without notice.
Disclaimer
CradlePoint, Inc. assumes no responsibility for any damage or loss resulting from
the use of this User Guide. CradlePoint, Inc. assumes no responsibility for any loss
or claims by third parties that may arise through the use of this product. CradlePoint,
Inc. assumes no responsibility for any damage or loss caused by deletion of data as
a result of malfunction, dead battery, or repairs. Be sure to make backup copies of
all important data on other media to protect against data loss.
First Edition — January 2008 Rev : A
Trademarks
Symbol is a registered trademark of Motorola, Inc.
Microsoft, Windows, Windows CE, and ActiveSync are either registered trademarks or
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.
All other registered trademarks, trademarks, service marks, and/or logos are the property
of their respective companies.
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Contents
CONTENTS .......................................................................................... III
Introduction.............................................................................................. 1
Setting up the PS6SMC3000/70UE ............................................................... 2
Power Connection ................................................................................... 2
Operating the Cradle .................................................................................. 3
Setting Your Communication Path ............................................................. 3
Choosing a Communication Connection ...................................................... 4
Direct Communication with your Host Computer or a USB Device ........................... 4
Communication with a Remote Location .............................................................. 5
Charging Your MC3000/70 Series Terminal Battery ...................................... 6
Charging Your Spare Battery .................................................................... 6
Product/Technical Support .......................................................................... 7
Product Registration................................................................................ 7
Troubleshooting...................................................................................... 7
Other Connection Problems ...................................................................... 9
Appendix A – Regulatory Information ......................................................... 10
Radio Frequency Interference Requirement .............................................. 10
FCC Statement .............................................................................................. 10
Radio Frequency Interference Requirement - Canada .......................................... 10
Appendix B – Warranty............................................................................. 11
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Introduction
This manual describes the set up and operation
of the PS6SMC3000UE & PS6SMC70UE
Single-slot Ethernet and USB charging cradles.
These cradles serve as essential data
communications devices, enabling you to
communicate between your Symbol® MC3000
or MC70 series terminals and your Host
Computer or your network. The cradles also
charge both your terminal and a spare battery
– all while performing communication
operations via a USB or network connection.
A switch ( ) on the side of the cradles
controls which type of communication
the cradle is to perform. Once you
have set the switch, you
can communicate with a
USB host ( ) or
peripheral device via USB
or with other computers
or websites via your
network ( ).
There are three
connection ports on the
rear of the cradles:
Ports
Function
USB Mini-AB
Used to connect the cradle directly to any USB host or
peripheral device.
RJ45 Network
Used to connect the cradle directly to your network.
12VDC 3.33A (Power)
A standard barrel port used for connecting the power
adapter. The power adapter is available separately from
CradlePoint.
Features
Function
Spare Battery Charger
The Spare Battery Charger is located in the tray on the back
side of the cradle.
Network/USB Switch
This switch is used to select which type of communication
will be used.
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Setting up your cradle
Setting up your cradle is easy and includes only these simple steps.
1. Power Connection
2. Communication Connection:
a. Connect the USB cable to another USB device (host or peripheral), or
b. Connect the Ethernet cable (if you want to communicate with a remote
location via the network)
Power Connection
To connect power to your cradle:
Connect the barrel end of the power adapter into the power jack on the rear of the cradle.
Make sure the power cord is securely connected to the power adapter.
Connect the power cord into a US standard AC outlet.
The cradles are compatible with the power adapters used by Symbol’s cradles.
Replacement power adapters are also available from CradlePoint, Inc.
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Operating the Cradle
The cradle helps you perform three basic functions:
1. Communication
2. Charge your handheld terminal
3. Charge your spare battery
Setting Your Communication Path
The switch on the side of the cradle can be set in either of two positions:
NETWORK
Move the switch to the
left-hand position for
NETWORK
communications.
While in this position,
you will be able to
communicate via your
network, to a networked
device or the internet.
The Switch is recessed, so you
might need to use your terminal’s
stylus to change settings.
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USB
Move the switch to the
right-hand position for USB
communications. While in
this position, you will be
able to communicate via
USB, to any USB host or
peripheral device.
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Choosing a Communication Connection
Before you prepare the cradle to communicate, you must decide which type of
communication you desire: (1) direct communication with a USB device or (2)
communication with a remote location via your network.
Direct Communication with your Host Computer or a USB Device
To connect your terminal with your host computer or a USB device, follow these simple
steps:
Plug the USB
Mini-B
connector
into the MiniAB connector
on the rear of
the cradle.
Plug the USB
Standard-A
connector into a
USB port on your
computer.
Slide the
Network/USB
switch on the side
of the cradle to the
right so that it
indicates USBcommunications.
Once you have the
cradle connected to the
host device, insert the
handheld terminal into
the cradle. Now you can
communicate with your
host device to transmit,
or synchronize, data.
You can even browse
the internet if the host
device is connected to a
network with internet
access.
You can confirm that you are correctly connected by performing an ActiveSync
operation. ActiveSync software is provided with your Symbol handheld
terminal. Instructions for using ActiveSync are in your Symbol documentation.
Once your ActiveSync partnership has been established, you can communicate
with any networked computer or the internet (if your network has internet
access).
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Communication with a Remote Location
To connect your terminal with data on a corporate database or another device via your
network, follow these simple steps:
Connect one RJ45 end of a
standard Ethernet cable to
the RJ45 connector on the
back of the
cradle.
Connect the
other RJ45
end into
your hub,
router,
switch, or
wall data
port.
Slide the
Network/USB switch
on the side of the
cradle to the left so
that it indicates
NETWORKcommunications.
Once you have the cradle connected to the
network, insert the handheld terminal into the
cradle. Now you can communicate with remote network locations to transmit,
or synchronize, data. You can even browse the internet if the network has internet access.
To confirm that you have a good connection, and that you are
ready to communicate, you can click on the “IP Status” icon
(MC3000) or “Connectivity” icon (MC70) in the device’s Task Bar. An
“IP Information” window will pop up on the display screen to provide
you with IP address information. Additional information on your IP
address can be obtained by clicking on the “Details” button (MC3000)
or the “Settings” button (MC70).
If you do not see any IP information, confirm that your device is
connected to a network with a DHCP server. If no DHCP server is available, you will need to
configure your handheld with a static IP address. Please refer to your Symbol
documentation for more information on configuring your device for a static IP address. You
can get the static IP address from your IT department.
You can also confirm that you are correctly connected by either “pinging”
another computer on your network, or by using Internet Explorer to browse
the Internet (if your network has Internet access).
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Charging Your Handheld Terminal’s Battery
The cradle may also be used to charge the handheld terminal’s battery. To charge the
terminal's battery:
1. Ensure the cradle is powered on.
2. Insert the terminal in the cradle as shown.
a. The Terminal Battery Charge LED will
“Slow Blink Amber” to indicate that
the terminal is charging.
b. When the terminal has completed
charging, the light will turn “Solid
Amber” to indicate the battery is
fully charged (approximately 4
hours).
c. If the terminal shows a “Fast
Blinking Amber” light, there is an
error in charging. Reseat the
terminal in the cradle to see if that
fixes the issue.
d. If you do not see a charging light,
the terminal may not be placed in
the cradle correctly, or the cradle
may not have any power.
Charging Your Spare Battery
To charge the terminal's spare battery:
1. Orient the battery so that the charging contacts are facing down and toward the right
side of the cradle
2. Insert the battery in the spare battery charging slot in the rear of the cradle as
shown. Then gently press down on the battery to ensure proper contact.
a. The Spare Battery Charge LED will “Slow Blink
Red” to indicate the battery is charging.
b. When the LED turns “Solid Red” the battery
is fully charged. A standard battery is
fully charged in less than 4 hours and
less than 6 hours for the Extended
Life Battery.
c. If the LED shows a “Fast
Blinking Red” you have a
problem with charging.
Check to see if the spare
battery is inserted
correctly.
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Product/Technical Support
CradlePoint is committed to providing its customers with first-class customer service and
technical support. For your convenience, a few troubleshooting techniques are provided
below that might help you fix your problem quickly and easily. If you have a different issue,
or if you have tried these and they didn’t resolve your problem, please feel free to contact
Technical Support at:
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1199 W Shoreline Ln Suite #301
Boise, ID 83702
Phone (208) 424-5054
Fax: (208) 429-6852
E-mail: support@cradlepoint.com
Web: www.cradlepoint.com
Product Registration
A product registration card is included with your product.
Please fill out the registration card and drop it in the mail so that we will know who you are
if you ever need to call. While registration is not required to resolve warranty claims, it will
help make any warranty claim easier to complete.
Troubleshooting
Symptom:
Terminal cannot communicate through the USB cable.
Possible Cause
The USB cable is not connected properly.
Action
Check to make sure that the USB cable is
connected to the cradle and to the host or
peripheral device correctly.
The terminal is not fully seated in the
cradle.
Remove and re-insert the terminal into the
cradle. Make sure it is firmly seated.
Communications software is not installed,
or is not configured properly.
Perform setup as described by the terminal
manufacturer.
Switch not activated for USB
communication.
Make sure switch is fully to the right for USB
operation. Use your terminal’s stylus to check
that the switch is fully moved to the right.
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Symptom:
Attempt to synchronize the terminal through USB failed.
Possible Cause
The host computer cannot find the
terminal.
The terminal was removed from the
cradle while the synchronization was in
progress.
Action
Make sure you have successfully installed
ActiveSync software and created a Partnership
between the terminal and the host computer.
(See your Symbol documentation for more
information if you need help with ActiveSync.)
Place the terminal back in the cradle to allow the
cradle to make another synchronization attempt.
Terminal or cradle was disconnected from
the host computer while the
synchronization was in progress.
Plug the USB cable back into both the cradle and
the host computer. Check the connections to be
sure they are secure.
Terminal’s battery is dead.
Wait for two (2) minutes before trying to
synchronize again to allow the battery to
recharge.
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Symptom:
Terminal cannot communicate through the network.
Possible Cause
The Ethernet cable is not connected
properly.
Action
Check to be sure the Ethernet cable is
connected securely to the cradle and to hub,
router, switch, or wall data jack. Try a different
Ethernet jack on the hub, router, switch, or a
different wall data port.
The cradle is not getting power.
Check to be sure the power cable is connected
securely to both the cradle and to the AC
power.
The terminal is not fully seated in the
cradle.
Remove and re-insert the terminal into the
cradle. Make sure it is firmly seated.
Switch not activated for network
communication.
Make sure switch is fully to the left for network
operation. Use your terminal’s stylus to check
that the switch is fully moved to the left.
Communications software is not installed,
or is not configured properly.
Perform setup as described by the terminal
manufacturer.
Problems in the network that prevent
communication.
Check to see if other devices connected to the
network are operating properly. If they are, try
connecting some other device to the same
Ethernet connection you are using. If they do
not work after being reconnected to your
connection, contact your network administrator
or Help Desk for assistance. If they do work,
try reconnecting your cables and reseating
your handheld device into the cradle. If you
still have problems, contact Technical Support.
Other Connection Problems
If you require more information on the synchronization process, please refer to the
ActiveSync chapter in your handheld product’s Reference Guide or documentation on your
custom or 3rd Party software. For help with other technical issues, contact CradlePoint
Technical Support using the contact information provided at the star t of this chapter.
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Appendix A – Regulatory Information
Radio Frequency Interference Requirement
FCC Statement
This equipment has been tested and found to comply
with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to
Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful
interference in a residential installation. This equipment
generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency
energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there
is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment
does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined
by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
•
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna
•
Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver
•
Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to
which the receiver is connected
•
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio or television technician for
help.
Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Mobility Electronics could void the
user’s authority to operate the product.
Radio Frequency Interference Requirement - Canada
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conforme à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
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Appendix B – Warranty
CradlePoint, Inc. warrants this product against defects in materials and workmanship
to the original purchaser (or the first purchaser in the case of an authorized resller)
for a period of one (1) year from the date of shipment. This warranty is limited to a
repair or replacement of the product. To obtain warranty service, the purchaser must
first call CradlePoint, Inc. for an RMA number, then return the product to CradlePoint,
Inc. for repair or replacement.
Purchaser shall prepay shipping charges for products returned to CradlePoint, Inc.
will pay for return of the products to purchaser, except that purchaser shall pay all
shipping charges, duties, and taxes for products returned to CradlePoint, Inc. from
a country other than the United States.
CradlePoint, Inc. makes no other warranty of any kind with regard to this material.
CradlePoint, Inc. shall not be liable for errors contained herein or for incidental or
consequential damages in connection with the furnishing, performance, or use of this
material.
Within thirty (30) days of receipt should the product fail for any reason other than damage
due to customer negligence; purchaser has the right to return the product for a full refund
of the purchase price. If the purchaser wishes to upgrade or convert to another CradlePoint,
Inc. product within the thirty (30) day period, purchaser has the right to return the product
and apply the full purchase price toward the purchase of the other product. Any other
’
policy.
return will be subject to CradlePoint, Inc. s existing restocking
CRADLEPOINT, INC. WARRANTS THAT THIS PRODUCT IS NEW OR HAS BEEN
REMANUFACTURED TO MEET NEW STANDARDS USING NEW OR SERVICEABLE USED PARTS.
CRADLEPOINT, INC. MAKES NO OTHER WARRANTY, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, WITH
RESPECT TO THIS PRODUCT. CRADLEPOINT, I NC. SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS THE IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Some states or provinces do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, so
the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
THE REMEDIES PROVIDED HEREIN ARE CUSTOMER’S SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES. IN
NO EVENT SHALL CRADLEPOINT, INC. BE LIABLE FOR ANY LOST PROFITS, DIRECT, INDIRECT,
SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT,
TORT, OR ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY.
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CradlePoint, Inc.
1199 W Shoreline Ln Suite #301, Boise, ID 83702, USA
Phone (208) 424-5054 • Fax (208) 429-6852
Email: support@cradlepoint.com
• www.cradlepoint.com
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