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MINEC 4x
User’s Manual
Minec 4x
USER'S MANUAL
DATALOGIC S.p.A.
Via Candini 2
40012 - Lippo di Calderara di Reno
Bologna - Italy
Minec 4x - User's Manual
Ed.: 04/2004
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© Datalogic S.p.A. 2001 - 2004
822000500
CONTENTS
DATALOGIC END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT ..................................... v
REFERENCES ........................................................................................... vii
Conventions .................................................................................................vii
Reference Documentation ...........................................................................vii
Service, Support and Warranty ....................................................................vii
SAFETY REGULATIONS.......................................................................... viii
General Safety Rules .................................................................................. viii
Laser Safety..................................................................................................ix
Radio Compliance....................................................................................... xiii
Information for the User .............................................................................. xiii
FCC Compliance.........................................................................................xiv
GENERAL VIEW ........................................................................................ xv
1
1.1
1.2
1.3
INTRODUCTION .......................................................................................... 1
Minec 4x Terminal Description...................................................................... 1
Package Contents......................................................................................... 2
Accessories................................................................................................... 2
2
2.1
2.1.1
2.1.2
2.1.3
2.2
2.2.1
2.2.2
2.3
CONNECTIONS ........................................................................................... 3
Terminal Connections to the Host Computer ................................................ 3
RS232 Connection........................................................................................ 3
IrDA Direct Connection ................................................................................. 4
RF Connection .............................................................................................. 5
Cradle Connection ........................................................................................ 6
Cradle LED Indicators ................................................................................... 7
Terminal / Cradle Positioning ........................................................................ 7
Power Supply................................................................................................ 8
3
3.1
3.2
3.2.1
3.2.2
3.3
3.3.1
3.3.2
3.4
3.5
3.6
3.7
USE AND FUNCTIONING ............................................................................ 9
Terminal Startup ........................................................................................... 9
Data Collecting............................................................................................ 10
Barcode Scanning....................................................................................... 11
RFID Data Collection .................................................................................. 11
Description of the Keys ............................................................................... 12
Scan Mode.................................................................................................. 13
Mouse Mode ............................................................................................... 13
Key Selection .............................................................................................. 14
Special Characters Selection ...................................................................... 15
Special Key Sequences .............................................................................. 16
Control Panel .............................................................................................. 17
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3.7.1
3.7.2
3.7.3
3.7.4
3.8
3.8.1
3.8.2
3.8.3
3.9
3.10
Registry....................................................................................................... 17
Files Admin ................................................................................................. 18
Scanner Setup ............................................................................................ 20
Reader Parameters..................................................................................... 21
Scan Parameters ........................................................................................ 21
Default Settings........................................................................................... 22
WLAN Setup Radio Configuration............................................................... 23
Microsoft® ActiveSync® ............................................................................. 24
PC IrDA to Terminal IrDA Connection......................................................... 25
Cradle Connection ...................................................................................... 25
RF Remote Connection............................................................................... 28
Backup Directory File Management ............................................................ 29
Terminal LED Indicators.............................................................................. 30
4
4.1
4.2
4.3
MAINTENANCE ......................................................................................... 31
Charging the Batteries ................................................................................ 31
Replacing the Batteries ............................................................................... 32
Cleaning the Terminal................................................................................. 32
5
5.1
5.2
TECHNICAL FEATURES ........................................................................... 33
Technical Data ............................................................................................ 33
Reading Diagram ........................................................................................ 34
GLOSSARY................................................................................................ 35
INDEX ......................................................................................................... 38
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DATALOGIC END USER LICENSE AGREEMENT
BY DOWNLOADING OR INSTALLING THE SOFTWARE, OR BY USING DATALOGIC EQUIPMENT THAT
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•
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•
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•
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6. Limited Warranty. If Customer obtained the Software directly from Datalogic, then Datalogic warrants that during the
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days from the date of initial shipment of the Software by Datalogic, or (b) the end of the minimum period required by the law of
the applicable jurisdiction. The limited warranties extend only to Customer as the original licensee. Customer's sole and
exclusive remedy and the entire liability of Datalogic and its suppliers under these limited warranties will be, at Datalogic’s sole
option, repair or replacement of the Software if reported (or, upon request, returned) to Datalogic. Except as expressly granted
in this Agreement, the Software is provided AS IS and with all faults. Datalogic does not warrant that the Software is error free
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REFERENCES
CONVENTIONS
This manual uses the following conventions:
“User” refers to anyone using a Minec 4x Terminal.
“Terminal” refers to the Minec 4x Terminal.
“You” refers to the System Administrator or Technical Support person using this
manual to install, configure, operate, maintain or troubleshoot a Minec 4x Terminal.
REFERENCE DOCUMENTATION
For further information regarding Minec 4x refer to the SDK Help on-Line.
SERVICE, SUPPORT AND WARRANTY
Datalogic provides several services as well as technical support through its website.
Log on to www.datalogic.com/services/support and click on the links indicated for
further information including:
-
Datalogic Services - Warranty Extensions and Maintenance Agreements
-
Downloads - Software Downloads, Manuals and Catalogues
-
Contact Us - Listing of Datalogic Subsidiaries and Quality Partners
-
Authorised Repair Centres
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SAFETY REGULATIONS
NOTE
Read this manual carefully before performing any type of connection
to the Minec 4x terminal.
The user is responsible for any damages caused by incorrect use of
the equipment or by inobservance of the indication supplied in this
manual.
GENERAL SAFETY RULES
−
Use only the components supplied by the manufacturer for the specific Minec 4x
terminal being used.
−
Do not attempt to disassemble the Minec 4x terminal, as it does not contain
parts that can be repaired by the user. Any tampering will invalidate the
warranty.
−
When replacing the batteries or at the end of the operative life of the Minec 4x
terminal, disposal must be performed in compliance with the laws in force.
−
Do not submerge the Minec 4x terminal in liquid products.
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LASER SAFETY
The laser light is visible to the human eye and is emitted from the window indicated in
the figure.
CAUTION - CLASS 2 LASER LIGHT WHEN OPEN - DO NOT STARE INTO BEAM
LASER LIGHT - DO NOT STARE INTO BEAM
CALSS 2 LASER PRODUCT
MAX. OUTPUT RADIATION 1.4 mW
EMITTED WAVE LENGTH 630 ~ 680 nm
EN60825-1:2001
This product complies with
21 CFR Subchapter J
AVOID EXPOSURE
LASER LIGHT
IS EMITTED FROM
THIS APERTURE
Laser output window
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D
F
E
La luce laser è visibile
all'occhio umano e
viene emessa dalla
finestra indicata nella
figura.
I
Die Laserstrahlung ist für
das menschliche Auge
sichtbar und wird am
Strahlaustrittsfenster
ausgesendet (siehe Bild).
Le rayon laser est visible
à l'oeil nu et il est émis
par la fenêtre désignée
sur l'illustration dans la
figure.
La luz láser es visible al
ojo humano y es emitida
por la ventana indicada
en la figura.
LUCE LASER
NON FISSARE IL FASCIO
APPARECCHIO LASER DI
CLASSE 2
MINIMA POTENZA DI
USCITA:
LUNGHEZZA D'ONDA
EMESSA:
CONFORME A EN 60825-1
(2001)
LASERSTRAHLUNG
NICHT IN DER STRAHL
BLINKEN
PRODUKT DER
LASERKLASSE 2
MAXIMALE
AUSGANGLEISTUNG:
WELLENLÄNGE:
ENTSPR. EN 60825-1
(2001)
RAYON LASER
EVITER DE REGARDER
LE RAYON
APPAREIL LASER DE
CLASSE 2
PUISSANCE DE SORTIE:
LONGUER D'ONDE EMISE:
CONFORME A EN 60825-1
(2001)
RAYO LÁSER
NO MIRAR FIJO EL RAYO
APARATO LÁSER DE
CLASE 2
MÁXIMA POTENCIA DE
SALIDA:
LONGITUD DE ONDA
EMITIDA:
CONFORME A EN 60825-1
(2001)
ENGLISH
The following information is provided to comply with the rules imposed by
international authorities and refers to the correct use of your terminal.
STANDARD LASER SAFETY REGULATIONS
This product conforms to the applicable requirements of both CDRH 21 CFR 1040
and EN 60825-1 at the date of manufacture.
For installation, use and maintenance, it is not necessary to open the device.
CAUTION
Use of controls or adjustments or performance of procedures other
than those specified herein may result in exposure to hazardous
visible laser light.
The product utilizes a low-power laser diode. Although staring directly at the laser
beam momentarily causes no known biological damage, avoid staring at the beam as
one would with any very strong light source, such as the sun. Avoid that the laser
beam hits the eye of an observer, even through reflective surfaces such as mirrors,
etc.
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ITALIANO
Le seguenti informazioni vengono fornite dietro direttive delle autorità internazionali e
si riferiscono all’uso corretto del terminale.
NORMATIVE STANDARD PER LA SICUREZZA LASER
Questo prodotto risulta conforme alle normative vigenti sulla sicurezza laser alla data
di produzione: CDRH 21 CFR 1040 e EN 60825-1.
Non si rende mai necessario aprire l’apparecchio per motivi di installazione, utilizzo o
manutenzione.
ATTENZIONE
L'utilizzo di procedure o regolazioni differenti da quelle descritte
nella documentazione può provocare un'esposizione pericolosa
a luce laser visibile.
Il prodotto utilizza un diodo laser a bassa potenza. Sebbene non siano noti danni
riportati dall’occhio umano in seguito ad una esposizione di breve durata, evitare di
fissare il raggio laser così come si eviterebbe qualsiasi altra sorgente di luminosità
intensa, ad esempio il sole. Evitare inoltre di dirigere il raggio laser negli occhi di un
osservatore, anche attraverso superfici riflettenti come gli specchi.
DEUTSCH
Die folgenden Informationen stimmen mit den Sicherheitshinweisen überein, die von
internationalen Behörden auferlegt wurden, und sie beziehen sich auf den korrekten
Gebrauch vom Terminal.
NORM FÜR DIE LASERSICHERHEIT
Dies Produkt entspricht am Tag der Herstellung den gültigen EN 60825-1 und CDRH
21 CFR 1040 Normen für die Lasersicherheit.
Es ist nicht notwendig, das Gerät wegen Betrieb oder Installations-, und Wartungsarbeiten zu öffnen.
ACHTUNG
Jegliche Änderungen am Gerät sowie Vorgehensweisen, die nicht
in dieser Betriebsanleitung beschrieben werden, können ein
gefährliches Laserlicht verursachen.
Der Produkt benutzt eine Laserdiode. Obwohl zur Zeit keine Augenschäden von
kurzen Einstrahlungen bekannt sind, sollten Sie es vermeiden für längere Zeit in den
Laserstrahl zu schauen, genauso wenig wie in starke Lichtquellen (z.B. die Sonne).
Vermeiden Sie es, den Laserstrahl weder gegen die Augen eines Beobachters, noch
gegen reflektierende Oberflächen zu richten.
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FRANÇAIS
Les informations suivantes sont fournies selon les règles fixées par les autorités
internationales et se refèrent à une correcte utilisation du terminal.
NORMES DE SECURITE LASER
Ce produit est conforme aux normes de sécurité laser en vigueur à sa date de
fabrication: CDRH 21 CFR 1040 et EN 60825-1.
Il n’est pas nécessaire d’ouvrir l’appareil pour l’installation, l’utilisation ou l’entretien.
ATTENTION
L'utilisation de procédures ou réglages différents de ceux donnés
ici peut entrainer une dangereuse exposition à lumière laser
visible.
Le produit utilise une diode laser. Aucun dommage aux yeux humains n’a été
constaté à la suite d’une exposition au rayon laser. Eviter de regarder fixement le
rayon, comme toute autre source lumineuse intense telle que le soleil. Eviter aussi
de diriger le rayon vers les yeux d’un observateur, même à travers des surfaces
réfléchissantes (miroirs, par exemple).
ESPAÑOL
Las informaciones siguientes son presentadas en conformidad con las disposiciones
de las autoridades internacionales y se refieren al uso correcto del terminal.
NORMATIVAS ESTÁNDAR PARA LA SEGURIDAD LÁSER
Este aparato resulta conforme a las normativas vigentes de seguridad láser a la
fecha de producción: CDRH 21 CFR 1040 y EN 60825-1.
No es necesario abrir el aparato para la instalación, la utilización o la manutención.
ATENCIÓN
La utilización de procedimientos o regulaciones diferentes de
aquellas describidas en la documentción puede causar una
exposición peligrosa a la luz láser visible.
El aparato utiliza un diodo láser a baja potencia. No son notorios daños a los ojos
humanos a consecuencia de una exposición de corta duración. Eviten de mirar fijo el
rayo láser así como evitarían cualquiera otra fuente de luminosidad intensa, por
ejemplo el sol. Además, eviten de dirigir el rayo láser hacia los ojos de un
observador, también a través de superficies reflectantes como los espejos.
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RADIO COMPLIANCE
In radio systems configured with portable terminals and access points, the
frequencies to be used must be allowed by the spectrum authorities of the specific
country in which the installation takes place. Be absolutely sure that the system
frequencies are correctly set to be compliant with the spectrum requirements of the
country.
The Radio Card used in this product automatically adapts to the frequencies set by
the system and does not require any parameter settings.
INFORMATION FOR THE USER
ENGLISH
Contact the competent authority responsible for the management of radio frequency
devices of your country to verify the eventual necessity of a user license. Refer to the
web site http://europa.eu.int/comm/enterprise/rtte/spectr.htm for further information.
ITALIANO
Prendi contatto con l'autorità competente per la gestione degli apparati a radio
frequenza del tuo paese, per verificarne l'eventuale necessità della licenza d'uso.
Inoltre puoi trovare ulteriori informazioni al sito:
http://europa.eu.int/comm/enterprise/rtte/spectr.htm.
FRANÇAIS
Contactez l'autorité compétente en la gestion des appareils à radio fréquence de
votre pays pour vérifier la nécessité du permis d'usage. Pour tout renseignement
vous pouvez vous adresser au site web:
http://europa.eu.int/comm/enterprise/rtte/spectr.htm.
DEUTSCH
Um die Notwendigkeit der Verwendungslizenz zu prüfen, wenden Sie sich an die
Behörde, die auf der Radiofrequenzgerätsführung Ihres Lands bewandert ist. Weitere
Informationen sind verfügbar auf dem Web Site:
http://europa.eu.int/comm/enterprise/rtte/spectr.htm.
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ESPAÑOL
Contacta con la autoridad competente para la gestión de los dispositivos de radio
frecuencia de tu país, para verificar si es necesario la licencia de uso. Además se
puede encontrar mas información en el sitio web:
http://europa.eu.int/comm/enterprise/rtte/spectr.htm.
FCC COMPLIANCE
This compliance refers only to the Minec 4x batch version.
CAUTION
This device complies with PART 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is
subject to the following two conditions: (1) This device may not
cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any
interference received, including interference which may cause
undesired operation.
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class A
digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is
operated in a commercial environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with the
instruction manual, may cause harmful interference to radio communications.
Operation of this equipment in a residential area is likely to cause harmful
interference in which case the user will be required to correct the interference at his
own expense
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GENERAL VIEW
C
A
B
D
E
F
G
H
I
Key:
A) User Programmable LED
B) Charging status LED
C) Display
D) Keyboard
E) Recharge contacts
F) IrDA port
G) Power supply connector
H) Laser beam output window
I) RFID emission window
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A
C
B
Key:
A) Minec 4x data label
B) Battery cover
C) Wrist strap
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introduction
1
1.1
1
INTRODUCTION
MINEC 4x TERMINAL DESCRIPTION
Thanks to its exceptional features and flexibility, Minec 4x is the ideal
solution for typical warehousing applications in the retail market and
manufacturing industry. It also satisfies specific applications in the
transportation and logistics sector.
Minec 4x is a hand-held computer specifically designed for professional data
collection. Equipped with a large graphic display and a practical 27-key
backlit alphanumeric keyboard, this terminal offers the user top performance
to solve both simple and complex applications. Ergonomic, lightweight and
rugged, the Minec 4x unit also takes advantage of all the benefits gained by
the standard Windows CE architecture. In fact, the standard graphic
interface of this operating system permits the terminal to be used in a very
intuitive way. Program development is provided by Windows CE standard
tools (in either Visual Basic or C++ languages) which makes it possible to
develop a solution quickly, according to the end-user’s needs.
Minec 4x offers a wide range of models and accessories to satisfy both the
most common barcode data capture requirements and the most challenging
RFID solutions. Moreover, in order to exploit all the benefits of complete
mobility both in small and large areas, Minec 4x provides standard WLAN
IEEE802.11b (Wi-Fi) radio communication.
Minec 4x offers a unique combination of flexibility, reliability and ease of use
for professional data capture computing and communication with an
excellent price/performance ratio.
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Minec 4x
1
1.2
PACKAGE CONTENTS
The Minec 4x terminal package contains:
−
1 Minec 4x terminal with wrist strap;
−
1 CD-ROM Windows CE SDK;
−
1 user’s manual;
−
1 rechargeable battery pack;
−
Datalogic Test Chart
Any other packages will contain the accessories necessary for the Minec 4x terminal
connection to the host computer and to the network: the cradle and power supply.
Remove all the components from their packaging, check their integrity and congruity
with the packing documents.
Keep the original packaging for use when sending products to the
technical assistance center. Damage caused by improper
packaging is not covered under the warranty.
CAUTION
Rechargeable battery packs are not initially charged. Therefore the
first operation to perform is to charge them. See paragraph 4.1.
NOTE
1.3
ACCESSORIES
Cradle
94A151085
Minec 4x Cradle RS232
Power Supply
94ACC1275
Minec 4x Power Supply
Various
94ACC1279
2
Minec 4x backstrap kit
CONNECTIONS
2
2
CONNECTIONS
2.1
TERMINAL CONNECTIONS TO THE HOST COMPUTER
Before continuing with this phase be sure both the computer and
the Minec 4x terminal are turned off.
CAUTION
2.1.1
RS232 Connection
The Minec 4x terminal can communicate to a Host computer via RS232 when it is
inserted into its cradle. The terminal communicates to the cradle through the IrDA
port and the cradle transmits data to the PC through an RS232 connection.
C
D
B
A
Key:
A Host computer
B Minec 4x terminal with cradle
C RS232 cable
D Power supply
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2.1.2
IrDA Direct Connection
An IrDA direct connection is possible if the host computer has an IrDA port.
Place the terminal with its IrDA port in front of the host IrDA port as shown in the
figure below.
C
B
D
A
Key:
A
B
4
Host computer
PC IrDA Port
C
D
Terminal IrDA Port
Minec 4x terminal
CONNECTIONS
2.1.3
2
RF Connection
Minec 4x RF versions can communicate with the host using the on-board radio
frequency module and an Access Point connected to the host computer.
A
B
Key:
A) Minec 4x terminals
B) Access points
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2.2
CRADLE CONNECTION
D
A
B
C
E
F
Key:
A Battery recharge contacts
B Charging Status LED
C Data Transfer LED
D IrDA window
E RS232 serial port
F Power supply connector
The Minec 4x cradle is a battery charger and also functions as a serial
communication interface between the host computer and the IrDA optical interface on
the Minec 4x terminal.
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2.2.1
2
Cradle LED Indicators
The cradle has two LEDs: the left LED indicates the terminal battery status, the right
LED indicates the data transfer between the cradle and the Host.
LED
Charging Status
Data Transfer
2.2.2
STATUS
green
terminal battery charged / cradle powered
amber
terminal battery charging
blinking
data transfer between terminal and Host.
Terminal / Cradle Positioning
The correct positioning of the terminal on the cradle is with the battery recharge
contacts and the IrDA port as shown in the figure below.
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2.3
POWER SUPPLY
The Minec 4x terminal can be powered with the Minec 4x Power Supply which can
be connected directly to the terminal, or through the Minec 4x cradle for battery
recharging.
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3
USE AND FUNCTIONING
The use of the Minec 4x terminal depends on the application software loaded.
However there are several parameters that can be set and utilities that can be used
to perform some basic functions such as barcode or RFID tag scanning,
communications, file management, etc.
In the following paragraphs, the use of the terms “scan”, “scanner” and
“scanning” are to be intended for both the Minec 4x laser model and for
the RFID model.
NOTE
3.1
TERMINAL STARTUP
After the batteries are charged, use the [ON/OFF] key to turn on the terminal. Press
the [ON/OFF] key for one second and released it to turn it off.
As soon as the terminal is on, the Windows CE desktop configuration will appear on
the screen.
The terminal goes into power-off (low power with display off), when it is no longer
used for more than a programmable timeout, which is defined in the POWER applet
of the Control Panel. In this mode it can be awakened (resuming operation) by a
press of the [ON/OFF] key.
The terminal can also be awakened or turned off by the application
program.
NOTE
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3.2
DATA COLLECTING
Even if no application program is running on the Minec 4x terminal, you can enable it
for barcode scanning or tag reading by choosing one of the following methods:
-
open the ScannerApp application.
-
from the Scanner Setup applet on the Desktop, set the parameter "Scan Always
On" in the "Scan Parameters" menu.
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3.2.1
3
Barcode Scanning
To scan barcodes, point the Minec 4x terminal laser beam onto the code from a
distance within the reading range while pressing the [SCAN] key or the application
defined key. See the reading diagram in chapter 5.2 for the reading range according
to the code density.
The scan line emitted by the laser must completely intercept the barcode as shown in
the figure below. If enabled, the Good Read LED and the emission of an acoustic
signal will indicate that the scan has taken place correctly.
3.2.2
RFID Data Collection
Minec 4x RFID models (Radio Frequency Identification) can read and write tags.
To read a tag, place the Minec 4x terminal so that the RFID emission window is in
front of and almost in contact with the tag, then press the [SCAN] key or the
application defined key.
To write a tag, the RFID_Sample program is available on CD-ROM and must be
copied onto the terminal.
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3.3
DESCRIPTION OF THE KEYS
The Minec 4x terminal is equipped with a keyboard having a total of 27 keys.
SCAN
ENTER
DEL
ESC
ARROW KEYS
F1-F2-F3
ON / OFF
ALT
SHIFT
The function of this key depends on which mode is enabled:
Scan Mode (see par. 3.3.1) or Mouse Mode (see par. 3.3.2)
Runs a selected application, confirms data or scrolls to the
next menu choice.
Press this key to discontinue data entry or to return to the
previous menu.
Equivalent to a PC Backspace key. Deletes the previous
character.
Press these keys to move forwards and backwards in the
text fields.
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Function keys depending on the application program.
Press this key to open the present menu.
Press this key and move forwards or backwards with the
arrow keys to open another menu.
Toggles ALT Lock if pressed alone.
Press this key and another key simultaneously to generate
hidden characters (see the table in par. 3.5).
A single press of this key equals the CapsLocks on a PC
keyboard.
Press this key and another key simultaneously to generate
hidden characters (see the table in par. 3.5).
A short key press switches on/off the display backlight.
Powers the terminal ON or OFF. To turn the terminal off this
key must be pressed for one second and released.
If the [ON/OFF] key is pressed for 8 times the terminal will be reset.
The RAM or clock settings will be erased.
CAUTION
3.3.1
Scan Mode
If the Scan mode is selected (and the scanner is enabled as described in par. 3.2),
the [SCAN] key functions as follows: the "navigation arrows" are used to browse
between fields or in menus. Pressing this key in the middle activates the laser
scanner or the RFID tag reader. Scan mode can be selected by the pressing the
[ALT] + [F1] key sequence.
3.3.2
Mouse Mode
If the Mouse Mode is selected, the [SCAN] key functions as a mouse cursor. The
mouse cursor appears on the display and can be scrolled by the [SCAN] key arrows.
Press this key in the middle to select an item (corresponding to a mouse click) or
double press to launch an application. Mouse mode can be selected by the pressing
the [ALT] + [F1] key sequence.
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3.4
KEY SELECTION
The following image shows the alphanumeric and special characters provided on the
keyboard.
To select the letters and special characters provided on the keyboard overlay,
simultaneously press the two adjacent keys (horizontal or vertical) corresponding to
the desired letter/character.
Examples:
KEY SELECTION
LETTER/CHARACTER
7+8
7+4
[←]+ [↓]
a
c
z
/
[SPACE]
[F1] + [←]
[F3] + [→]
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3.5
3
SPECIAL CHARACTERS SELECTION
Special hidden characters are selectable by pressing the SHIFT / ALT key and
another key simultaneously, according to the following tables:
Special hidden characters with SHIFT
KEY SELECTION
SPECIAL CHARACTER
SHIFT + 7
SHIFT + 8
SHIFT + 9
SHIFT + 4
SHIFT + 5
SHIFT + 6
SHIFT + 1
SHIFT + 2
SHIFT + 3
SHIFT + 0
SHIFT + •
SHIFT + -
&
*
(
$
%
∧
!
@
#
)
>
_
Special hidden characters with ALT
KEY SELECTION
SPECIAL CHARACTER
ALT + 7
ALT + 8
ALT + 9
ALT + 4
ALT + 5
ALT + 6
ALT + 1
ALT + 2
ALT + 3
ALT + 0
ALT + •
ALT + -
;
,
\
£
=
:
?
"
€
/
<
+
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3.6
SPECIAL KEY SEQUENCES
KEY COMBINATIONS
DESCRIPTION
[TAB] then [ENTER]
If the Minec 4x display desktop is active, this
combination opens the Start menu.
[ALT] + [TAB]
Presents the Task Manager where you can
toggle between the running programs.
[ALT] + [↑]
[ALT] + [↓]
Adjusts the contrast of the display. The arrow
up means more contrast.
[ALT] + [DEL] + [ON/OFF]
If these keys are pressed simultaneously for
about 1 second, a warm boot is performed.
The RAM or clock settings will not be erased.
[ALT] + [F1]
Toggles between Scan Mode and Mouse
Mode (see pars. 3.3.1 and 3.3.2).
If the [ON/OFF] key is pressed for 8 times the terminal will be reset.
The RAM or clock settings will be erased.
CAUTION
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3.7
3
CONTROL PANEL
The main window of the Windows CE control panel is shown below as it appears on
the terminal when launched from Start ->Settings ->Control Panel; APPLET
programs are displayed on the desktop as icons; one icon corresponds to each
APPLET.
3.7.1
Registry
The REGISTRY ADMIN applet provides management of Windows CE registry.
Select the REGISTRY ADMIN applet by double clicking the Registry Admin icon.
The Registry Administration Main window appears. Two functions are available:
-
Save Registry allows permanently saving the Windows configuration (example:
custom configuration of power-off timeout, or network adapter configuration) to
non-volatile memory (SAVE button)
-
Restore Default Registry allows restoring the initial factory default configuration
(Restore Default button). After restoring the factory default configuration, you
must perform a software reset (see par. 3.6).
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Saving the registry to non-volatile memory guarantees the persistence of the
Windows configuration in case of battery replacement.
3.7.2
Files Admin
The FILES ADMIN applet enables control of the permanence of files in the System
Folder. Two functions are available on the Files Admin Main window by means of two
buttons:
Save Session: with this button all files will be permanently saved in the \Windows
directory in non-volatile memory. This function guarantees the steady maintenance of
every file produced during the current working session - even of sub-directories and
relevant files - with the exception of the files belonging to the FLASH image.
These current working session files will be backed-up in the \Backup\Windows
directory.
At the next hardware reset, the files previously saved in the \Backup\Windows
directory will be restored to the Windows directory (see BACKUP DIRECTORY FILE
MANAGEMENT 3.9).
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Safe Setup: with this button, the installation of software programs will be saved to
non-volatile memory (Backup directory). Before doing this, it will be checked that the
Backup directory has enough space to save the files. If the directory space is not
enough, an error message will be shown and the program will exit the Safe Setup
function.
Two activating procedures are available:
1.
Select an installation file (for example, a .CAB cabinet file) from the Safe Setup
mask.
Safe Setup First Mask
Then select \Windows or a relevant sub-directory in the path box. Then, Safe
Setup will recognize the new files and directories present in the \Windows
directory, and will copy them to the \Backup\Windows directory. At the next
hardware reset, these files will be restored (see BACKUP DIRECTORY FILE
MANAGEMENT 3.9).
2.
Simply skip the first mask. When it closes, a new mask will pop up: it will enable
any type of installation (even remote ones like ActiveSync installations). Make
sure the installation directory is \Windows or one of its sub-directories. After
installation, select OK: Safe Setup will save the new files in the
\Backup\Windows directory.
Safe Setup Second Mask
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3.7.3
Scanner Setup
This applet, available on the Desktop, contains the configuration parameters of the
barcode scanning or of the RFID reading in a directory tree structure. The available
barcode / RFID parameters are divided into two groups: Reader Parameters and
Scan Parameters.
The Reader Parameters depend on the type of data capture collector installed on the
terminal. If it is a laser module, it allows barcode configuration (i.e. enable/disable
Code 39, check digit control, etc.). If it is an RFID module, it allows the selection of
the tag type (i.e. ISO-15693). It is possible to select only one tag at a time. To select
a different tag, this parameter must be set again.
The Scan Parameters allow control of the data capturing process (i.e. beeper control,
LED control, scanning timeout, etc.).
Each Barcode Setup screen window corresponds to a branch of the tree, and the
name of the current branch is displayed at the bottom of each screen window.
The screen format shows two columns where the left column indicates branches or
parameters. Branches have three dots in the right column (...). You can navigate
through the tree structure using the keyboard arrows directly on the item field or from
the menu.
Parameters have their corresponding current values in the right column. You can edit
parameter values using the keyboard arrows directly on the item field or from the
menu. To change a value for example, select the line of the value to be changed,
choose Edit from the Parameter Menu then choose a new value from the values
listed in the box (see following figures).
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To activate a new configuration select the File ->Save Menu to send the new
configuration to the decoding software and save the new configuration. This will save
the configuration to non-volatile memory preventing loss at the next system reset.
Reader Parameters
The reading parameters and values are dependent upon the type of module (laser or
RFID) mounted in your terminal. For a list of default values see the following
paragraph, "Default Values". For a detailed list of parameters and of their
configuration procedures, please refer to the SDK Help file on the CD.
Scan Parameters
The Scan Parameters are common to all modules (laser or RFID) and allow control
of the scanning device. The Scan parameters are described as follows:
Scan Timeout: the maximum time, in milliseconds, during which the laser / RF
emission remains on without decoding any barcode or RFID tag.
Beep Duration: the time interval, in milliseconds, during which the beeper will sound
when the scanner reads a barcode or RFID tag. To disable the beeper, set this value
to 0.
Beep Frequency: determines the frequency in Hertz of the beeper.
LED Duration: determines the duration in milliseconds of each 'Good Read LED' pulse.
LED Pulses: determines the number of pulses the 'Good Read LED' will blink when
the scanner reads a barcode or RFID tag.
Continuous Mode: when enabled, the scansion can only be turned off by the
application program if Soft Trigger is enabled. Continuous Mode overrides Scan
Timeout.
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Keyboard Emulation: if enabled all scanned data are transformed into keyboard
events and can therefore be displayed and saved to a file as if input from the terminal
keyboard.
Soft Trigger: when enabled, the scansion can be turned on/off by the application
software.
Scan Always On: enables the scanner for barcode or RFID tag reading
independently from the application software.
Default Settings
The following tables contain the default values for the major barcode setup / RFID
parameters. For a complete list of parameters and of their configuration procedures,
please refer to the SDK Help file on the CD.
Laser Scanner Parameters
SCAN PARAMETERS
Scan Timeout
Beep Duration
Beep Frequency
LED Duration
LED Pulses
Continuous Mode
Keyboard Emulation
Soft Trigger
Scan Always On
VALUES
5000
20
2000
0
0
Disabled
Disabled
Enabled
Disabled
BARCODE MAIN PARAMETERS
Barcode Symbology Identifier
Security Level
Direction Redundancy
VALUES
None
1
Disabled
SYMBOLOGY SPECIFIC READER VALUES
PARAMETERS
UPC A
Enabled
UPC E
Enabled
UPC E1
Disabled
EAN 8
Enabled
EAN 13
Enabled
EAN Bookland
Disabled
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SYMBOLOGY SPECIFIC READER VALUES
PARAMETERS
Code 39
Enabled
Code 39 Full ASCII
Disabled
Code 32
Disabled
Code 39 Trioptic
Disabled
2/5: Interleaved
Enabled
2/5: Industrial
Enabled
Code 128
Enabled
EAN 128
Enabled
ISBT 128
Disabled
Codabar
Disabled
MSI
Disabled
Code 93
Disabled
RFID Parameters
RFID-HF MAIN PARAMETERS
Tag Type
I.CODE Iso-15693
Read Type
Identifier
The list of all the selectable tag types is found in the Technical Features tables (see
par. 5.1).
3.7.4
WLAN Setup Radio Configuration
To access the menus and screen options available for terminals with WLAN PC
cards installed, it is necessary to first launch the WLAN SETUP applet.
Any changes made to the configuration parameters will be maintained in
permanence only by performing the Save Registry procedure as described in par.
3.7.1.
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3.8
MICROSOFT® ACTIVESYNC®
Microsoft ActiveSync gives you the possibility to connect your desktop computer to
your Minec 4x terminal and synchronize the information on them. Synchronization
compares the data on the Minec 4x terminal with that on the desktop computer and
updates both computers with the most recent information.
ActiveSync is a simple solution for transfer of information between a Minec 4x
terminal and a PC with an IrDA port. Files are automatically synchronized between
the terminal and the PC. It is also possible to build applications that synchronize
through ActiveSync.
The program handles the ActiveSync communication between the PC and the
terminal, a shortcut to this program is provided on the desktop. The ActiveSync
communication will use the infrared (IrDA) port.
With ActiveSync, it is possible to:
- Back up and restore Minec 4x Terminal data.
- Copy files between Minec 4x Terminal and desktop computer.
- Synchronize files by selecting a synchronization mode.
It is possible to constantly synchronize while connected to a desktop computer or,
alternatively, synchronization can be performed only when the synchronize command
is chosen. You can select which information types are synchronized and control how
much data is synchronized.
By default, ActiveSync does not automatically synchronize all types
of information. Use ActiveSync options to turn synchronization on
and off for specific information types.
NOTE
For example:
Synchronize Microsoft Word and Microsoft Excel files between the Minec 4x Terminal
and the desktop computer. The files will automatically be converted to the correct
format.
There are three different methods to make the ActiveSync connection between your
PC and your terminal depending on the model as described in the following
paragraphs.
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3.8.1
3
PC IrDA to Terminal IrDA Connection
For this connection, the Minec 4x IrDA port can be used for ActiveSync by placing it
within the range of the PC IrDA port. The necessary drivers are already installed on
the PC.
3.8.2
Cradle Connection
The ActiveSync connection can also be made using the Minec 4x Cradle. In this
case, to guarantee a correct connection between the host and the Minec 4x terminal
through the Minec 4x cradle, the necessary RS232 driver has to be installed, and is
either already present in the operating system, or can be installed from the CD-ROM.
In order to install the RS232 driver, it is necessary to have at least the following:
PC with a Pentium processor;
One of the following operating systems:
Windows 2000
Windows XP
Once the RS232 driver has been installed, the communication
between PC and cradle will be performed through a virtual Infrared
port.
NOTE
Before performing the installation, ensure that the Minec 4x cradle has already been
connected to the PC serial port.
1.
Start the “Add/Remove Hardware Wizard” in the PC Control Panel:
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2.
Select “Yes, I have already connected the hardware”:
3.
Select the “Add a new hardware device” option from the list below to add the
new driver:
4.
Choose the option allowing to manually select the hardware to be installed:
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5.
Select “Infrared device” as hardware type:
6.
Select “Vishay Telefunken” as Infrared device to be installed:
3
Then, a further window will appear to confirm the selection of the infrared device.
7.
Select the COM port to which you are installing the selected infrared device:
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8.
Click on the “Finish” button to complete the procedure:
Only one infrared device at a time must be active. To disable other
infrared devices, use the Device Manager available in the Control
Panel\System\Hardware folder.
NOTE
3.8.3
RF Remote Connection
For RF models, it is possible to make a remote connection as follows:
1.
A partnership must be established between the terminal and the PC using one
of the methods previously described (PC IrDA to Terminal IrDA Connection or
Cradle Connection).
2.
Disconnect the ActiveSync connection.
3.
Perform the Save Registry procedure as described in par. 3.7.1.
4.
Launch the "repllog /remote" command from the Run Menu (available from the
Start Button).
5.
In the dialog box that will appear, it will be possible to choose a method to
connect to the PC. Choose Network Connection and press the Connect button.
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3.9
3
BACKUP DIRECTORY FILE MANAGEMENT
All of the Windows CE system files reside in RAM (volatile memory) except for the
Backup directory, which resides in FLASH (non-volatile memory). Therefore the
contents of the Backup directory are persistent even if the terminal is re-booted or the
battery is changed.
You can save your more important files that you don't want to lose due to terminal reboot, in the Backup directory or create a sub-directory within Backup.
Even though the Windows Directory resides in RAM, it often contains files or subdirectories created by the user or by installation programs that you don't want to lose
at re-boot. To keep these files persistent it is necessary to copy them to the directory
\Backup\Windows. This directory doesn't exist originally (only Backup exists), and
therefore it must be created. At the next cold boot, before activating the shell,
Windows CE will copy the contents including all sub-directories of \Backup\Windows
to \Windows.
Likewise, to maintain files that must be run at Windows CE startup, (i.e. .exe, .lnk,
.vb, .htm, etc.), it is necessary to copy them to the directory \Backup\Startup. This
directory does not exist originally (only Backup exists), and therefore it must be
created. The application programs will be run after any type of re-boot (both warm
and cold boot).
As an alternative to the Safe Setup function, it is possible to copy the .cab files to the
directory \Backup\Cabfiles (the Cabfiles sub-directory doesn't exists originally and
must therefore be created) and perform a terminal cold boot to have the application
installed. Once these files are copied to the directory \Backup\Cabfiles, the
application will be run after each re-boot.
From the second cold boot on, a message may be displayed such as "<application
name> is already installed. Re-install?". This message blocks the boot process.
Press the [Enter] key to continue the system initialization.
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3.10 TERMINAL LED INDICATORS
The Minec 4x provides two different LEDs under the display, a user programmable
one on the left and a charging status one on the right of the display, signaling the
terminal status as described in the following table.
LED
STATUS
blink
*User programmable /
single blink every 2 sec.
Good Read
Charging Status
terminal
mode
in
Suspend
user defined
Good Read
off
batteries charged
red blinking
battery low, precharge
ongoing
red constant
fast charge in progress
*This LED can be programmed from the application.
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MAINTENANCE
4
4
MAINTENANCE
Rechargeable battery packs are not initially charged. Therefore the
first operation to perform is to charge them. See par. 4.1.
NOTE
4.1
CHARGING THE BATTERIES
The battery autonomy varies according to factors, such as the frequency of barcode
scanning, RF usage, etc.
When the batteries are low, the red LED positioned beneath the right lower corner of
the display blinks.
It is possible to recharge the batteries by using the Minec 4x power supply directly
connected to the terminal or by inserting the terminal into the Minec 4x cradle (see
par. 2.3).
The charging process is signaled by the red LED positioned beneath the right lower
corner of the display (see par. 3.10) and also by the LED positioned on the left of the
cradle IrDA port (see par. 2.2.1).
CAUTION
If the batteries are new or have not been recharged for a long time,
it is necessary to perform two or three charging and discharging
cycles (complete use) before they can reach their maximum charge
capability.
The maximum time required to recharge a completely run-down
battery pack is about 3 hours for Li-Ion batteries.
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4.2
REPLACING THE BATTERIES
To correctly replace the batteries, proceed as follows.
1-
Turn off the Minec 4x terminal.
2-
Unscrew the 3 battery cover screws on the back of the terminal.
3-
Remove the battery pack and carefully pull out the battery connection cable.
4-
Connect the new battery pack's connection cable carefully and then insert the
new battery pack.
5-
Put the battery cover back in place and screw it tight.
Dispose of the old batteries as required by the relevant laws in
force.
CAUTION
4.3
CLEANING THE TERMINAL
Periodically clean the Minec 4x terminal with a slightly dampened cloth.
Do not use alcohol, corrosive products or solvents.
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5.1
5
TECHNICAL FEATURES
TECHNICAL DATA
Optical Features
Maximum resolution
Skew angle
Pitch angle
Scan rate - horizontal
Depth of field
Light source laser scanner
Safety class
RFID Features
Frequency
Power output
Readable RFID Tags
Electrical Features
Power
DC supply
Battery pack
Hardware Features
FLASH
RAM
Microprocessor
Mechanical Features
Dimensions (LxHxW)
Weight
Buzzer
LED
Display
Keyboard
0.13 mm / 5 mils
± 65 °
± 65°
36 ± 3 scan/sec
See reading diagram on the next page
VLD, wavelength in the range 630 ∼ 680 nm
Class II EN 60825-1/CDHR
13.56 MHz
in compliance with ETS 300-328
Philips I.CODE, Texas Instr. Tag-It, Iso-15693
Compliant Tags, Tag-It Iso-15693, I.CODE Iso15693, Infineon
7 - 10 V ± 5%
Li-Ion battery pack 3.7 V. 1800 mAh
32 MB
16 MB
MiPS architecture 66 MHz
22.5 x 2.5 x 4.5 - 8.5 cm
(8.9 x 1 x 1.8 - 3.4 in)
310 g (11 oz) incl. battery
1 electromagnetic buzzer
Charging Status (red LED)
User Programmable (green LED)
240 x 160 pixels, max 20 lines of 30 characters. 8
lines of 20 characters at default cell size;
monochrome transflective EL backlit, fully graphic
LCD screen, adjustable contrast; active viewing area
58 x 38 mm
27 rubber keys; scan key is also cursor control key;
backlit keyboard standard
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Environmental Features
Working temperature
Storage temperature
Humidity
Protection
ESD protection
Drop resistance
Programming Features
Operating system
Decoded barcodes - laser 1D
-20° to 55 °C / -4° to 131 °F
-30° to 60 °C / -22° to 140 °F
95% non condensing
IP64
4 KV contact discharge, 8 KV air discharge
1.5 m / 5 ft
Windows CE 3.0
EAN/UPC; Code 128; Code 39; Code 93; 2/5
Codes; Discrete 2 of 5; Codabar; MSI
UCC/EAN 128 ; TriOptic Code 39
Communication Features
Optical interface
5.2
Windows CE COM Port
COM2 with RAW Protocol
IrDA 1.0
READING DIAGRAM
Minec 4x Laser Scanner Models
Reading Zones (10° skew angle)
0.50 mm
(20 mils)
300
0.38 mm
(15 mils)
1.00 mm
(40 mils)
0.33 mm
(13 mils)
200
0.19 mm
(7.5 mils)
100
0.13 mm
(5 mils)
0
100
200
300
mm
100
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300
400
500
600
700
800 mm
GLOSSARY
Access Point
A device that provides transparent access between Ethernet wired networks and
IEEE 802.11 interoperable radio-equipped mobile units. Hand-held terminals, or
other devices equipped with radio cards, communicate with wired networks using
Access Points (AP). The mobile unit (terminal), may roam among the APs in the
same subnet while maintaining a continuous, seamless connection to the wired
network.
Barcode
A pattern of variable-width bars and spaces which represents numeric or
alphanumeric data in binary form. The general format of a barcode symbol consists
of a leading margin, start character, data or message character, check character (if
any), stop character, and trailing margin. Within this framework, each recognizable
symbology uses its own unique format.
Baud Rate
A measure for data transmission speed.
Bit
Binary digit. One bit is the basic unit of binary information. Generally, eight
consecutive bits compose one byte of data. The pattern of 0 and 1 values within the
byte determines its meaning.
Bits per Second (bps)
Number of bits transmitted or received per second.
Byte
On an addressable boundary, eight adjacent binary digits (0 and 1) combined in a
pattern to represent a specific character or numeric value. Bits are numbered from
the right, 0 through 7, with bit 0 the low-order bit. One byte in memory can be used to
store one ASCII character.
Decode
To recognize a barcode symbology (e.g., Codabar, Code 128, Code 3 of 9,
UPC/EAN, etc.) and analyze the content of the barcode scanned.
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EEPROM
Electrically Erasable Programmable Read-Only Memory. An on-board non-volatile
memory chip.
Flash Disk
Non-volatile memory for storing application and configuration files.
Host
A computer that serves other terminals in a network, providing services such as
network control, database access, special programs, supervisory programs, or
programming languages.
IrDA (Infrared Data Association)
An industry-sponsored organization set up in 1993 to create international standards
for the hardware and software used in infrared communication links. In this special
form of radio transmission, a focused ray of light in the infrared frequency spectrum,
measured in terahertz, or trillions of hertz (cycles per second), is modulated with
information and sent from a transmitter to a receiver over a relatively short distance.
Infrared radiation (IR) is the same technology used to control a TV set with a remote
control.
Liquid Crystal Display (LCD)
A display that uses liquid crystal sealed between two glass plates. The crystals are
excited by precise electrical charges, causing them to reflect light outside according
to their bias. They use little electricity and react relatively quickly. They require
external light to reflect their information to the user.
Light Emitting Diode (LED)
A low power electronic light source commonly used as an indicator light. It uses less
power than an incandescent light bulb but more than a Liquid Crystal Display (LCD).
RAM
Random Access Memory. Data in RAM can be accessed in random order, and
quickly written and read.
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RF
Radio Frequency.
RFID (radio frequency identification)
A technology that incorporates the use of electromagnetic or electrostatic coupling in
the radio frequency (RF) portion of the electromagnetic spectrum to uniquely identify
an object, animal, or person. RFID is coming into increasing use in industry as an
alternative to the barcode identification.
RTC
Real Time Clock.
Terminal
A Datalogic portable computer product.
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INDEX
A
Accessories; 2
B
Backup Directory File Management;
29
Barcode Scanning; 11
C
Connections; 3
cradle Connection; 6
IrDA Direct Connection; 4
RF Connection; 5
RS232 Connection; 3
Control Panel; 17
Files Admin; 18
Registry; 17
Scanner Setup; 20
WLAN Setup Radio Configuration;
23
Cradle
LED Indicators; 7
D
Data Collecting; 10
Default Settings; 22
Description of the Keys; 12
K
Key Selection; 14
M
Maintenance; 31
Charging the Batteries; 31
Cleaning the Terminal; 32
Replacing the Batteries; 32
Microsoft® ActiveSync®; 24
Minec 4x Terminal Description; 1
Mouse Mode; 13
P
Package Contents; 2
Power Supply; 8
R
Reader Parameters; 21
Reading Diagram; 34
References; vii
Conventions; vii
Reference Documentation; vii
Service, Support and Warranty; vii
RFID Data Collection; 11
S
Safe Setup; 19
E
End User License Agreement; v
G
General View; xv
Glossary; 35
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Safety Regulations; viii
FCC Compliance; xiv
Laser Safety; ix
Radio Compliance; xiii
Save Session; 18
Scan Mode; 13
Scan Parameters; 21
Special Characters Selection; 15
Special Key Sequences; 16
T
Technical Features; 33
Communication; 34
Electrical; 33
Environmental; 34
Hardware; 33
Mechanical; 33
Optical; 33
Programming; 34
RFID; 33
Terminal
LED Indicators; 30
Terminal Startup; 9
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Minec 4x Hand-Held Terminal
e tutti i suoi modelli
and all its models
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EN 60950-1, December 2001:
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY EQUIPMENT – SAFETY –
PART 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS
ETSI EN 300 328-2, December 2001:
ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY AND RADIO SPECTRUM MATTERS (ERM);
W IDEBAND TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS; DATA TRANSMISSION EQUIPMENT
OPERATING IN THE 2,4 GHZ ISM BAND AND USING SPREAD SPECTRUM
MODULATION TECHNIQUES; PART 2: HARMONIZED EN COVERING ESSENTIAL
REQUIREMENTS UNDER ARTICLE 3.2 OF THE R&TTE DIRECTIVE
ETSI EN 300 330-2 JUNE 2001 :
ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY AND RADIO SPECTRUM MATTERS (ERM);
SHORT RANGE DEVICES (SRD);RADIO EQUIPMENT IN THE FREQUENCY RANGE
9 KHZ TO 25 MHZ AND INDUCTIVE LOOP SYSTEMS IN THE FREQUENCY RANGE
9 KHZ TO 30 MHZ; PART 2: HARMONIZED EN UNDER ARTICLE 3.2 OF THE
R&TTE DIRECTIVE
ETSI EN 301 489-3 , AUGUST 2000 :
ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY AND RADIO SPECTRUM MATTERS (ERM);
ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY (EMC) STANDARD FOR RADIO EQUIPMENT
AND SERVICES; PART 3: SPECIFIC CONDITIONS FOR SHORT-RANGE DEVICES
(SRD) OPERATING ON FREQUENCIES BETWEEN 9 KHZ AND 40 GHZ
ETSI EN 301 489-7, AUGUST 2002 :
ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY AND RADIO SPECTRUM MATTERS (ERM);
ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY (EMC) STANDARD FOR RADIO EQUIPMENT
AND SERVICES; PART 7: SPECIFIC CONDITIONS FOR MOBILE AND PORTABLE
RADIO
AND ANCILLARY EQUIPMENT
OF DIGITAL
TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEMS (GSM AND DCS)
CELLULAR
RADIO
ETSI EN 301 489-17, September 2000:
ELECTROMAGNETIC
COMPATIBILITY AND
RADIO
SPECTRUM
MATTERS (ERM);
ELECTROMAGNETIC COMPATIBILITY (EMC) STANDARD FOR RADIO EQUIPMENT
AND SERVICES; PART 17: SPECIFIC CONDITIONS FOR W IDEBAND DATA AND
HIPERLAN EQUIPMENT
ETSI EN 301 511 , DECEMBER 2000 :
GLOBAL SYSTEM FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS (GSM); HARMONIZED
STANDARD FOR MOBILE STATIONS IN THE GSM 900 AND DCS 1800 BANDS
COVERING ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS UNDER ARTICLE 3.2 OF THE R&TTE
DIRECTIVE (1999/5/EEC) (GSM 13.11 VERSION 7.0.1 RELEASE 1998)
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