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6400 Hand-Held Computer

USER’S GUIDE

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PN: 961-047-093

Revision E

December 2001

" NOTICE

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CONTENTS

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SECTION 1

General Information

About this User’s Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-1

Summary of Sections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-1

Unpacking and Inspecting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-2

Hand-Held Computer Main Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-3

Hand-Held Computer Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-6

41-Key Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-6

51-Key Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-7

Key Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-8

ENT (Enter) Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-8

SCAN Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-8

Period [.] Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-8

Minus [--] Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-8

Numeric Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-9

Alphabetic Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-9

Backspace [] Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-9

Shift Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-9

Using Shifted Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-11

Display Annunciator Locations on Display Window . . . . .

1-13

Annunciator Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-14

Display Annunciators (Messages) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-14

Display Contrast . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-17

Backlight . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-17

Window Scrolling Arrows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-17

[l/O] Suspend or Resume . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-18

Handstrap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-18

Buzzer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-20

Infrared (IrDA) Port . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-20

Battery Management . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-20

Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-21

Main Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-21

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Backup Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-23

Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-23

Main Memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-23

Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-24

Diagnostic EEPROM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-24

Resetting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-24

Batch Terminal Operation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-25

Terminal Emulation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-25

Accessories and Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-25

Internal Scanner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-25

Internal Radio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-25

Communication Adapter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-26

Scanner Handle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-27

Adjustable Handstrap and Adjustable Wriststrap . . .

1-29

Hand-Held Computer Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-31

Configuring Terminal Emulation over IP . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-34

SECTION 2

 

Operation

 

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-1

Before Using Your Hand-Held Computer for the First Time . . . . .

2-2

 

Rechargeable Battery Labelling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-4

Installing the Main Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-5

Removing the Main Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-6

Measuring Battery Pack Charge Level . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-7

Charging Your Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-8

In Your Hand-Held Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-8

In An External Source . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-9

Battery Charger LED and Error Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-10

Charging Indicator Error Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-10

Backup Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-11

Downloading Programs To Your Hand-Held Computer . .

2-12

Programming the Flash . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-12

Turning Your Hand-Held Computer On and Off

 

(Suspending) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-13

Turning On Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-13

Suspending Your Hand-Held Computer . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-13

Understanding the Key Clicks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-14

Scanning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-15

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Using an Integrated Scanner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-15

Installing the Optional Scanning Handle . . . . . . . . . . .

2-17

Using a Tethered Bar Code Scanner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-18

Tethered Scanner Supported . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-18

Software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-19

Setting Terminal Emulation to Accept Tethered Laser

 

Scanners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-20

Setting Your DOS Application to Accept Tethered Laser

 

Scanners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-21

Setting Up Your LS3203 or LS3603 RS-232 Serial

 

Scanner Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-21

Setting Up Your Intermec 1551 Series RS-232 Serial

 

Scanner Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-26

SECTION 3

 

Terminal Emulation Menu Screens

 

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-1

Keyboard Functions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-1

Yellow and Blue Shift Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-1

Enter [ENT] Keys . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-2

Number Keys [0] Through [9] . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-2

Y Up and B Down Arrows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-3

Display Annunciators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-3

Display Position 0 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-3

Display Position 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-3

Display Position 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-4

Display Position 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-4

Display Position 4 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-4

Display Positions 5--8 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-5

Setting the Operating Parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-6

Opening the Main Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-6

Opening the Set-Up Parms Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-11

Protocol Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-26

Display Options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-36

Radio Comm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-37

Cold Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-39

More . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-39

Print Device . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-40

LCD Parms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-40

Screen Size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-41

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Screen Mode . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-42

Annunciators . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-44

Key Uppercase . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-45

Scroll Window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-45

Beeper Setup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-46

Key Click . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-46

Error Tone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-47

Beeper Select . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-47

Tests . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-48

Peripherals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-48

Memory View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-56

Packet Driver Test . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-56

Histogram Opts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-58

Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-59

Timed Numbers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-59

Version Info (Information) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-59

Exit Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-60

More . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-60

Keyboard Opts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-60

Save Parms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-61

Session Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-61

To Exit Emulation Mode and Return to DOS . . . . . . . . . . .

3-63

SECTION 4

 

Maintenance and Troubleshooting

 

Introduction . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-1

Low Battery Indication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-1

Cleaning Your Hand-Held Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-3

Case and Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-3

Docking Connectors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-3

Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-4

Troubleshooting Table . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-4

Diagnostic Information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-10

Repair Service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-11

APPENDIX A

 

Connector Pin-Outs

 

8-Pin Docking Connector (standard) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Optional Communication Adapter 9-Pin D-Sub Connector

4-2

APPENDIX B

 

NorandR Utilities Program

 

Entry Point . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-1

Pop-Up Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-2

Drop-Down Lists . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-2

Alphanumeric Fields . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-3

Title Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-4

Language Selection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-5

Communications Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-6

Option 1 BEGIN COMM SESSION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-7

Option 2 COMM SETTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-15

Option 3 UNIT ID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-18

Option 4 NETWORK PARAMETERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-18

Option 4 MODEM PARAMETERS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-20

Option 5 PHONE NUMBER . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-24

Option 6 ADVANCED UTILITIES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-25

APPENDIX C

 

Keyboard Overlays

 

41-Key DOS/PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-2

51-Key DOS/PC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-3

41-Key 5250 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-4

51-Key 5250 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-5

41-Key 3270 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-6

51-Key 3270 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-7

41-Key VT/ANSI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-8

51-Key VT/ANSI . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-9

41-Key NATIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-10

51-Key NATIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-11

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FIGURES

 

Figure 1-1 Computer Front View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-3

Figure 1-2 Computer Back View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-4

Figure 1-3 Top End View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-5

Figure 1-4 Bottom End View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-5

Figure 1-5 41--Key Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-6

Figure 1-6 51--Key Keyboard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-7

Figure 1-7 Annunciator Locations On Display . . . . . . . . . .

1-13

Figure 1-8 Bottom End Handstrap Attachment . . . . . . . .

1-19

Figure 1-9 Top End Handstrap Attachment . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-19

Figure 1-10 Communication Adapter Scanner Connector

1-26

Figure 1-11 Communication Adapter Charger Connector

1-27

Figure 1-12 Scanner Handle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-28

Figure 1-14 Adjustable Handstrap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-29

Figure 1-15 Adjustable Wrist Strap . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

1-30

Figure 2-1 Resetting Your Computer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-3

Figure 2-2 Installing Main Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-5

Figure 2-3 Removing Main Battery Pack . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-6

Figure 2-4 Main Battery Pack Capacity Contacts . . . . . .

2-7

Figure 2-5 Multipack Charger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-9

Figure 2-6 Single Pack Charger . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-9

Figure 2-7 Optional Scanner Handle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-17

Figure 2-8 Connecting a Tethered Scanner . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-19

Figure A-1 8-Pin Docking Connector Pinouts . . . . . . . . . . .

4-1

Figure A-2 9-Pin D-Sub Connector Pinouts . . . . . . . . . . . . .

4-2

TABLES

 

Table 2-11 Charging Indicator Error Codes . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-10

Table 2-2 Solution Notes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

2-11

Table 3-1 Possible RF Link Descriptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-49

Table 3-2 Supported Transmission Rates for the High

 

Speed Lucent Radio’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

3-51

Table 4-1 Basic Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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About this User’s Guide

This user’s guide is divided into four sections and three appendixes.

Summary of Sections

Section 1

Contains general information about your computer.

Section 2

Describes how to prepare for using.

Section 3

Shows the terminal emulation menu screens for setting parameters. This section only applies if you are running terminal emulation software.

Section 4

Steps you through some procedures to use when troubleshooting. This section also includes information for routine maintenance. Routine maintenance includes recharging the main battery pack; replacing the handstrap; and cleaning various components.

Appendix A

Pin-outs for the external connectors.

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Appendix B

NorandRROM Utilities Programs are intended for your system administrator for setting parameters to support your application.

Appendix C

Contains terminal emulation overlays offered for your computer.

Unpacking and Inspecting

1.Remove the hand-held computer from its shipping container and inspect for any visible damage.

2.If your hand-held computer was damaged in shipping, record the model number, part number, and serial number. These numbers can be found on the back side of the computer.

3.Save all paperwork pertaining to shipment, and immediately notify the transport company of the damaged item(s). Follow their instructions for filing a claim on the damaged items.

Authorized repair of products is available only at Intermec Service Centers. Unauthorized repair voids any and all warranties.

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Hand-Held Computer Main Components

Display

Buzzer

Keyboard

Figure 1-1

Computer Front View

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Product Label

Battery Pack Latch

Battery Pack

Figure 1-2

Computer Back View

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Radio Card Slot

Scanner (option)

Figure 1-3

Top End View

IrDA Interface

Docking Connector

and Communication

Adapter Connector

Figure 1-4

Bottom End View

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Hand-Held Computer Keyboard

41-Key Keyboard

Function and numeric keys are single keystrokes. Alphabetical characters are entered using the green, blue, or yellow shift keys.

ENTER Key

Backspace Key

Space Key

Blue Shift Key

Scan Key

ENTER Key

Window Scrolling Keys

Numeric Keys

Green Shift Key

Function Keys (F1-F12)

Specially Defined Function Keys (depending on keyboard overlay used)

I/O (Suspend/Resume) Key

Yellow Shift Key

Figure 1-5

41Key Keyboard

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51-Key Keyboard

Alphabetic and numeric keys are single keystrokes. Special function keys are entered using the green, blue, or yellow shift keys.

ENTER Key

Backspace Key

Special Defined Function Keys (depending on keyboard overlay used)

Blue Shift Key

Figure 1-6

51Key Keyboard

Scan Key

ENTER Key

Window Scrolling Keys

Numeric Keys

Shift Key

Alphabetic Keys

I/O (Suspend/Resume) Key

Yellow Shift Key

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Key Descriptions

This section includes a description of how the shift keys work and the differences between a 41-key and 51-key keyboard. Your particular keyboard may have an overlay that has additional keys other than those described in this section. Refer to your application operation manual for descriptions of those keys. The following descriptions cover both the 41-key and 51-key computers using a DOS/PC overlay.

ENT (Enter) Key

Two Enter keys are provided for the convenience of both left and right handed users. These keys are the same as an (Enter) key on a PC. You use them to enter data, or as a “Yes” response to display prompts.

SCAN Key

This key is used with an integrated scanner to read bar code labels. If your application does not use a scanner or if you are using an optional tethered scanner, you probably will not use this key. Pressing this key also resumes operation (awaken your computer) if it is in the suspend mode.

Period [.] Key

Use the period [.] key as a period or a decimal point.

Minus [- ] Key

Use the minus [--] key to enter negative values or dashes in character fields. The minus key is also used for “No” responses to display prompts.

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Numeric Keys

Use the numeric keys as you would those on a calculator. Numeric values are single keystroke operations.

Alphabetic Keys

Your computer provides the full alphabet on both the 41and 51-key keyboards. Alphabetic characters are single keystroke operations with the 51-key keyboard but are two keystrokes on a 41-key keyboard. Alphabetic characters can be entered on the 41-key keyboard by using the blue shift key.

Backspace [ ] Key

Use the backspace key to back the cursor up one character at a time. Holding this key down causes the cursor to continuously move backwards until you stop or you run out of space to move.

Shift Keys

Your computer has three different “shift” function keys. These keys temporarily shift the function of the keyboard. Your keyboard has a green [SHFT] key, a blue key and a yellow key. The green shift key is a standard shift key. Both the blue and yellow keys work just like the shift key, and allow access to different alternate functions. Your keyboard may have up to three color-coded legends (words or characters) above some of the keys. The green, blue, or yellow “shift” keys correspond to those options.

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Green [SHFT] Key

Pressing the green [SHFT] key shifts the keyboard between uppercase and lowercase for a single keystroke entry. If the keyboard is set for uppercase character entry, pressing green [SHFT] followed by a character key enters a single lowercase character.

Blue Key

Use the blue shift key to enter single keystroke entries of that shifted option. The blue shifted function relates to the blue legends located above the keys.

Using a 41-Key Keyboard

On the 41-key keyboard, above the yellow shift key is Alphabetic Lock, illustrated by the symbol ALPHA. This locks the keyboard so only the alphabetical characters are entered. Press the blue key and then the yellow key.

The blue padlock is CAPS LOCK. This causes alphabetic characters to be capitalized. Press the blue key and then the space key.

ALPHABETIC or CAPS lock continues until the blue then yellow shift keys are pressed again.

Using a 51-Key Keyboard

On the 51-key keyboard, there is no ALPHA Lock key because the alphabetical letters are not shifted functions.

Yellow Key

Use the yellow shift key to enter single keystroke entries of that shifted option. The yellow shift functions relates to the yellow legends on your keyboard.

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Using Shifted Functions

This section explains the use of the shift keys.

The Rules

The green [SHFT] key is the same as the SHIFT key on a PC except that the green shift key also relates to those characters where green legends appear above the keys.

EXAMPLE: On a PC, SHIFT [3] produces the # character, and that is the same on the hand-held computer.

Contrast and backlighting are on the window scrolling arrow keys. The contrast control and backlight control are not the same as the PC shift. This hand-held computer uses shift left, shift right and shift up for contrast and backlight control. On a PC these key strokes produce a 4, 6, and 8. Numeric values 0--9 are available on all the 6400 HandHeld Computer versions, those keys are used for special controls without causing compatibility issues.

Using the Shifted Functions

If the function you want is printed on the keyboard overlay (in blue, yellow, or green) then you must first press that colored shift key immediately before the desired color function. That two-key combination always defines that key.

EXAMPLE: A 41-key DOS/PC keyboard has the letter S in blue over the [F9] key. Therefore, to produce a lowercase ’s’, press blue shift then the [F9] key.

To produce an uppercase S, press the green [SHFT] key, then blue shift, then the [F9] key.

‘S’ is always produced by pressing blue shift, then the [F9] key; if you want to modify this, you press a modifier first.

EXAMPLE: To produce CTRL-S, press the [CTRL] key, then blue shift, then the [F9] key for ‘S’.

To produce ALT-F9, press the [ALT] key, then the [F9] key.

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EXAMPLE: Pressing the green [SHFT] key and then the [DEL] key produces a dot instead of deleting the character at the cursor. The nearby keys on that row [CTRL], [ALT], and [ESC] still behave normally when the green [SHFT] is pressed first.

This is why annunciators are absolutely crucial, since you must only press one key at a time. The annunciators tell you which shift key you are pressing and holding down. Refer to page 1-14 for locations and meanings of display annunciators.

Pressing more than one shift key along with another key may not always produce the result you expected. This happens as a result:

"Of the sequence of keys pressed, and

"The mode your computer is in at the time the key is pressed.

There is no problem when you press the green [SHFT] and the yellow key. But if you press the [SHFT] and either the blue or yellow shift key, you usually experience different results than you expect.

Summary of Shift Key Combinations

"Green [SHFT] and either blue or yellow shift key and another keystroke, no confusion

"Green [SHFT] and blue and yellow shift key along with another key, confusion can occur

This is similar to your PC, if the NUM LOCK or CAPS LOCK is engaged then pressing shift and a key usually produces something other than what you want. Therefore, just like with a PC, to get the result you want you have to change a mode or the sequence you press the keys.

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Display Annunciator Locations on Display Window

Annunciators are located at the extreme bottom of the display, in 20 separate positions. The following figure illustrates where each annunciator is positioned. Position 1 is located in the lower left hand corner and position 20 completes the row in the lower right hand corner.

Figure 1-7

Annunciator Locations On Display

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Annunciator Descriptions

Annunciators appear on the bottom line of the display.

Display Annunciators (Messages)

The symbols contained in this section are larger than actual size. The meaning of the annunciators is described below:

Shift mode: After holding down the green Shift [SHFT]

Skey, the next character will be uppercase or the alternative function.

Control mode: Generally you use the Control mode as it C is designed in by your particular application.

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A

S

Alt mode: Generally you use the Alt mode as required by your particular application.

Scroll lock mode: This mode locks the keyboard for scrolling only. By using the scroll arrows on the [WINDOW] keys you can continuously scroll through all data entered. Your application and keyboard definition show you which key is defined for scrolling. To unlock, press the key again.

NUM lock mode: Both the 41-key and 51-key DOS/PC

Nkeyboards have the option for locking the keyboard in numeric lock mode. Pressing the yellow shift then the number 8 key sets this function. To unlock, press the yellow shift then the number 8 key again.

CAPS lock mode: The keyboard is in CAPS lock mode

Cwhen this annunciator is displayed on the bottom row of the screen. All keystrokes are entered as uppercase characters. To unlock CAPS press the [CAPS] key (51-key keyboard) again or the blue shift and space key using the 41-key keyboard.

Alphabetic lock mode: Only the 41-key keyboards have

Athe option for locking the keyboard in alphabetic mode. Only those keys that have alphabetic characters in the blue shift mode are affected. The primary key function and the alphabetic are swapped in Alphabetic Lock. Pressing the blue shift and then the yellow shift toggles Alphabetic Lock on and off. The following example shows how by using the number 1 key you can produce characters 1 or A.

EXAMPLE:

Normal Operation: Pressing the [1] key produces the character ‘1’;

 

pressing the blue shift key and then the [1] key produces an ‘A’.

 

Using the Alphabetic Lock: Pressing the [1] key produces an ‘A’;

 

pressing the blue shift key and then the [1] key produces the charac-

 

ter ‘1’.

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Blue Shift Mode: This annunciator shows you that the keyboard is in the blue shift mode. Pressing a key enters the character or performs the function shown in blue on the overlay to the upper left of the key.

Yellow Shift Mode: This annunciator displays when the keyboard is in the yellow shift mode. Pressing a key enters the character or performs the function shown on the overlay in yellow to the upper right of the key.

Battery Pack Gas Gauge Icons:

These battery icons represent the charge level in your main battery pack.

"Four icons indicates more than 76 % charge level

"Three icons indicates between 51--75%

"Two icons indicates between 26--50%

"One icon indicates between 21--25%

Once your computer gets below the 20% range, the icons are replaced by “Ls” and after the charge level is less than 10% your computer emits a series of beeps.

"Four Ls indicates between 16--20% charge level

"Three Ls indicates between 11--15%. At the 15% charge level, your computer beeps once. The sound duration and frequency are at levels you have set for your computer.

"Two Ls indicates between 6--10%. At the 10% and 7% charge levels, your computer beeps once. The sound duration and frequency are at levels you have set.

"One L indicates between 0--5%. At this charge level, your computer beeps three times at its current setting level for both duration and frequency.

"NOTE: If you have the beeper turned off, you will not hear any of the low

battery beep warnings.

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The battery pack icons on your computer display reflect the same status as the LEDs on the battery pack. However, there may be a one minute delay for updating the icons on the display when the battery pack is replaced.

Display Contrast

You can adjust the contrast of your display. Display contrast adjustment is a green [SHFT] function. To increase the contrast, press the green [SHFT] key and then the [] key (the window scroll-right arrow). To decrease the contrast, press the green [SHFT] key and then the [] key (the left window scroll arrow).

Backlight

Your hand-held computer display has a backlight feature. Backlighting the display helps when using your hand-held computer in poorly lit working areas. To toggle the backlight on and off press and hold the green [SHFT] key then the backlight [] key (the window scroll-up arrow).

Window Scrolling Arrows

Use the window scrolling arrows while in the blue shift mode to adjust the area of the screen that is visible. Pressing the blue shift key and then one of the arrow keys moves the display one row or column at a time until the arrow key is released. This allows you to pan across the entire virtual CGA screen.

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[l/O] Suspend or Resume

Pressing the [I/O] key does not turn the computer off completely, but instead puts it into a suspend mode. Suspend mode enables the computer to conserve power but also enables it to respond quickly to data entry. Your hand-held

computer responds to the scan key, the trigger on the scanner handle, or the [I/O] key. To force your computer into suspend, press the [I/O] key. Opening the battery pack door

latch also puts your computer into suspend.

Thecomputer puts itself into suspend mode if no activity has occurred for a set period of time. The time that elapses before it suspends is determined by the parameters you set using your application software, AUTOEXEC.BAT or CONFIG.SYS files.

Handstrap

An elastic handstrap is included for your hand-held computer. Using the handstrap provides comfort to you and also helps prevent you from accidentally dropping your computer.

Whether you are left or right handed, the handstrap can be secured to accommodate your need. Figure 1-8 and

Figure 1-9 on page 1-19 show how to fasten the handstrap to the top and bottom of your computer.

Available as options and accessories are an adjustable handstrap and an adjustable wriststrap. These are shown in NO TAG and NO TAG on pages 1-29 and NO TAG and can be attached for either left or right handed use.

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Handstrap Attachment Hole

Handstrap Attaching Hole

Handstrap Screw

Figure 1-8

Bottom End Handstrap Attachment

1

Handstrap Clip Fastner

Handstrap Attachment Bushings

2

3

Figure 1-9

Top End Handstrap Attachment

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Buzzer

 

The buzzer sounds when you press a key (the “key click”) or

 

make a good scan, or when certain error conditions occur.

 

Refer to Figure 1-1 on page 1-3 for the location of the

 

buzzer.

BCAUTION:

Keep all foreign material out of the buzzer opening. The buzzer

 

opening is not a pencil or pen holder. The buzzer is sealed but

 

could be punctured by sharp objects which harm the buzzer

 

and allow rain, dirt, or other materials to get inside your

 

hand-held computer.

 

You can adjust the frequency and length of time of the buzz-

 

er tones through your parameter settings. The parameter

 

settings are detailed in Section 3.

Infrared (IrDA) Port

The IrDA port provides for the transmitting of an infrared signal to:

"A printer equipped with an IrDA adapter

"A personal computer with IrDA serial adapter

"Any other IrDA compatible device

Battery Management

The normal charge time for the main battery pack is 1.5 hours for a 2 cell pack and 3 hours for a 4 cell pack.

You should charge the battery pack until the green LED on the charger comes on, indicating a fully charged pack.

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A fully charged battery pack, left outside of a charger or your computer, self discharges in about 20 days. It is best to take batteries directly from the charging device and install them into your computer.

Your battery packs are rated for 500 full charge/discharge cycles after which they have 50% of their original capacity. The main and backup batteries will not charge below 32_F (0_C) and above 104_F(40_C). The battery life of the cells is reduced when running in cold temperatures.

EXAMPLE: Your computer should be used only two shifts a day in a below 0_C environment to allow eight hours for the internal backup battery to recharge in room temperature.

It is always a good idea to check the capacity of your battery pack before inserting it into your computer, and charge accordingly. Refer to Measuring Battery Pack Charge Level on page 2-7 for instructions.

Battery

Main Battery Pack

There are this options for rechargeable lithium ion main battery packs:

"Two cell

"Four cell

"Four cell in optional scanner handle

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WARNING:

The battery can explode if it is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent kind.

AVERTISSEMENT: La batterie au lithium peut exploser si elle est replacée de manière incorrecte. Elle ne doit être remplacée que par une batterie identique ou similaire.

WARNING:

The lithium battery can explode if placed incorrectly in the charger.

AVERTISSEMENT: Les batteries au lithium peuvent exploser ou prendre feu si elles sont trop chargées à cause d’une mauvaise installation de la station d’accueil.

When your computer goes into suspend mode because of low main battery condition, the data is protected by the backup battery. Your computer will not accept data or process transactions until you deal with the low battery condition. The backup battery protects the data that you have entered for at least 100 hours.

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Backup Battery

Your hand-held computer contains a rechargeable nickelmetal hydride backup battery. This backup battery recharges when needed from either an external charging source (like a printer or dock) or from the main battery pack. If the backup battery is completely run down it takes a minimum of 8 hours to completely recharge but it is better to recharge it for a full 12 hours.

The backup battery remains ready to protect the computers data whenever the main battery pack is removed or needs recharging. The backup battery should last about 500 cycles (discharge and recharge equals a cycle). This battery should last for about 5 years before it needs to be replaced. If your computer fails to hold data for at least 100 hours in the suspend mode, send your computer to the Intermec Customer Support Center for replacement.

Memory

This hand-held computer design uses these types of memory:

"Main Memory DRAM

"Flash

Main Memory

Your main memory DRAM options available are 2, 4 or 8 Megabytes. The main memory was ordered at the time your unit was purchased. To add additional memory, send your computer into your Intermec Customer Support Center.

The main memory is protected by the backup battery during low or dead main battery conditions or when the main battery pack is removed.

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Flash

Flash memory is available in 2 or 4 Megabytes. Flash stores the BIOS and DOS. Software stored in flash is copied into DRAM for execution. Your application may also store information in flash memory. Flash memory retains data even if all power sources are depleted.

Diagnostic EEPROM

The hand-held computer collects and stores diagnostics. They can provide useful information to an Intermec Customer Support Specialist, should your computer fail to operate. You will be instructed by Intermec service personnel to complete the necessary steps while they are troubleshooting your system with you.

Resetting

In the rare event that your hand-held computer fails to respond to your input, it may be necessary to “reset.” A “hard” reset of your computer is done by holding down the Blue, Yellow and both ENT (Enter) keys all at the same time, until your computer starts beeping. This usually takes about 1--2 seconds. This method is equivalent to powering off and on with a PC. Resetting (also called rebooting) can up to 45 seconds.

Depending on the type of overlay your computer is programmed for, usually a “soft” reset is done by pressing Ctrl, Alt, and Delete.

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Batch Terminal Operation

Your hand-held computer contains internal memory so it can collect and store data and then at the end of a day or shift, transmit (send) it to a centrally located host computer. Many applications do this upload and download of information daily, but sometimes this may happen several times a day, or only occur weekly.

Terminal Emulation

In Terminal Emulation you are using your hand-held computer to imitate the appearance and operation of another terminal (usually a particular IBM or DEC display monitor). The keyboard overlays for the emulated terminals supported by this computer are contained in Appendix B.

Accessories and Options

Internal Scanner

Your hand-held computer can be ordered with an internal integrated scanner. An integrated scanner provides the convenience of having a computer and scanner in one, for the freedom of one handed operation.

Internal Radio

Your hand-held computer can be factory equipped with either a 902 MHz or 2.4 GHz spread spectrum radio. This computer with a radio provides for both batch (store and forward data transfer later) and real-time (right now) interaction with your host computer or network for flexibility of operation.

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Communication Adapter

BCAUTION: The pins on the external connectors of the hand-held computer are fragile. Attach or disconnect cables with care to prevent damaging the connectors.

External Scanner Connector

The Communication Adapter contains a 9-pin connector for attaching a tethered scanner. Appendix A on page A-2 contains the pinouts for this connector.

Scanner Connector

Figure 1-10

Communication Adapter Scanner Connector

Charge Jack

The Communication Adapter contains a charge jack on the side for connecting and charging your hand-held computer using an optional AC wall charger or DC cigarette charger accessory.

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Infrared Transceiver Lens

External Charge Jack

Communication Adapter Attachment Screws

Figure 1-11

Communication Adapter Charger Connector

Scanner Handle

If you do a lot of scanning, using the optional scanning handle gives you a means for point and shoot scanning. The scanning handle offers these advantages:

"Lightweight

"Easy to connect and use

"Optional four cell battery pack

"Can easily detach so the batteries can be charged separately from the hand-held computer.

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Scanning Trigger

Two Cell Battery Pack in Hand-

Held Computer

Figure 1-12

Scanner Handle

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Adjustable Handstrap and Adjustable Wriststrap

You can order an optional adjustable handstrap (Figure 1-13) or wrist strap (Figure 1-14).

Top Handstrap Clip Fastener

Computer Attachment Screw Hole

Handstrap Adjustment Buckle

Handstrap Attachment Screw Hole

Bottom Handstrap Attachment Screw

Figure 1-13

Adjustable Handstrap

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Computer Wrist Strap

Attachment Screw Hole

Wrist Strap Attachment Screw Hole

Wrist loop

Adjustable Knob (push button in, slide knob down strap)

Wrist Strap Attachment Screw

Figure 1-14

Adjustable Wrist Strap

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Hand-Held Computer Specifications

Size:

8.8 inches (22.35 cm) long

 

3.3 inches (8.4 cm) wide at display; 2.9 inches

 

(7.4 cm) at keyboard

 

2.2 inches (5.6 cm) tall

Temperature:

 

Recommended

 

Operating:

--4 to +122_F (--20 to +50_C) Open Air and 900

 

MHz

 

32 to +113_F (0 to +45_C) 800.11 DSSS

Storage:

--22 to +158_F (--30 to +70_C)

Weight:

17--20 ounces (481--567 g) depending on options

 

added

Humidity:

0 to 100% noncondensing

Static

 

Protection:

20 kV

Power source:

 

Main battery:

2 cell Lithium Ion battery pack (standard)

 

4 cell Lithium Ion battery pack (optional)

 

4 cell Lithium Ion pack in scanner handle (option-

 

al)

Backup battery:

Charging rate:

0 to +40 _C:

(32 to 104 θF)

150 mA nickel-metal hydride (NiMH) battery (standard)

Fast charge (fully charge 1.5 hours for a 2 cell pack and 3 hours for a 4 cell pack)

Communication:

Physical

Asynchronous RS-232 and RS-485, IrDA, Wireless

devices:

Local Area Network

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Protocol:

RS-232 protocols like xmodem, ymodem, zmodem,

 

and Kermit; IrDA through an IR adapter.

 

For RF applications: TCP/IP, any Ethernet

 

network protocol that can operate with the ODI

 

specification

System Components:

FLASH:

1, 2, or 4 megabytes (MB)

DRAM:

2, 4 or 8 megabytes (MB)

Processor:

AM386SC300, mixed 3.3 and 5 volt, 33 MHz.

Display:

 

Type:

CGA compatible LCD

Size:

160 (wide) by 128 (long) pixels;

Radio Module:

2.4 GHz Spread Spectrum Open Air

Interface:

Internal

Range:

Up to 500 feet (152 meters)

Data Rates

800 kbps or 1.6 Mbps, auto selecting

(throughput):

 

Modulation:

Frequency Hopping Spread Spectrum (FHSS)

Frequency

2400-2483 GHz

Band:

 

Output Power

100 mW

Regulatory

FCC 15.247; Industry Canada RSS 210; European

Compliance

Union ETS 300--328; Japan MPT

Radio Module:

2.4 GHz 802.11 Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum

Interface:

Internal

Range:

Up to 800 feet (244 meters)

Data Rates

1 or 2 Mbps, auto selecting

(throughput):

 

Modulation:

802.11 Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (FHSS)

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Frequency

2400-2483 GHz

Band:

 

Output Power

32 mW

Regulatory

FCC 15.247; Industry Canada RSS 210; European

Compliance

Union ETS 300--328

Radio Module:

902 mHz Spread Spectrum

Interface:

Internal

Range:

Up to 1200 feet (366 meters) line of sight

Data Rates

90,225,450 kbps, programmable

(throughput):

 

Modulation:

Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS)

Frequency

902--928 MHz, 915--928 MHz (Australia)

Band:

 

Output Power

250 mW

Regulatory

FCC 15.247; Industry Canada RSS 210

Compliance

 

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Configuring Terminal Emulation over IP

For TE/IP, the host is usually specified by an IP address (unless you are using a domain name server). This can cause a problem because often the 6400 computer needs to know which port the host application is residing on. The default port number (23) is automatically assumed in TE/ IP. Therefore, if the default port is where the application is residing, only the host IP address needs to be entered for the TE program’s Host Name parameter.

If your application resides on a port other than 23, you must configure the 6400 computer’s PCTCP.INI file and host table file, and then configure the TE program’s Host Name parameter.

 

1.

Open the PCTCP.INI file and enter:

 

host-table = c:\<pathname>\<host table filename>

 

2.

Open the host table file and enter:

 

127.0.0.1

LOCALHOST

 

<host IP address>

<variable>

EXAMPLE:

127.0.0.1

LOCALHOST

 

192.168.5.40

X

3.Enter the Terminal Emulation menus and go to the Host Name parameter. Enter the variable located in the host table file followed by a space and then the port number to which the terminal connects to the host. For example x 15

"NOTE: You cannot enter the host IP address, a space, and then the port

number for the Host Name parameter, because the length of the Host Name field is not long enough.

If you are using Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) and TE/IP, you do not need to specify a host IP address and a port number for the Host Name parameter in the terminal emulation menus.

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Operation

"" " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " " "

Introduction

This section tells you how to:

"Install and remove the main battery pack

"Charge the battery pack

"Download applications and parameters

"Program the Flash memory

"“Power-up” your hand-held computer

"Understand the key clicks

"Scan using integrated (internal) or tethered (external) scanners

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Before Using Your Hand-Held Computer for the First Time

Your hand-held computer is shipped with uncharged batteries for safety reasons. Charge your computer for 12 hours before using it the first time. This ensures that both the main and backup batteries are fully charged. For complete charging instructions refer to Charging Your Battery Pack beginning on page 2-8.

"NOTE: After the initial charging of 12 hours, the normal charge time for the main battery pack is 1.5 hours for a 2 cell pack and 3 hours for a optional scanner handle with 4 cell pack.

If you use batteries and external battery pack chargers but do not use docks to charge the batteries, you need to fully charge your backup battery. To ensure the backup battery is fully charged:

1.Insert a fully charged main battery into your computer.

2.Perform the four finger reset (both Enter keys, blue shift, and yellow shift keys) simultaneously. See Figure 2-1 (page 2-3) for location of keys.

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41-Key Keyboard

51-Key Keyboard

ENTER Key

ENTER Key

ENTER Key

ENTER Key

Blue Shift Key

Yellow Shift Key

Blue Shift Key

Yellow Shift Key

Figure 2-1

Resetting Your Computer

3.Allow your computer to “boot” up and leave it suspended for 10 hours.

"NOTE: Suspend means to press and hold the I/O key until the display goes

blank.

4.Insert a new and fully charged battery pack to begin operations.

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Rechargeable Battery Labelling

9

WARNING:

The battery can explode if it is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same or equivalent battery type.

AVERTISSEMENT: La batterie au lithium peut exploser si elle est replacée de manière incorrecte. Elle ne doit être remplacée que par une batterie identique ou similaire.

WARNING:

The lithium battery can explode if placed incorrectly in the charger.

AVERTISSEMENT: Les batteries au lithium peuvent exploser ou prendre feu si elles sont trop chargées à cause d’une mauvaise installation de la station d’accueil.

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Installing the Main Battery

1.Position the battery pack with the contacts facing into the battery compartment and the four protruding keys hooking under the bottom end lip of the compartment (see Figure 2-2).

2.Press in on the battery pack until it snaps into place.

Release Latch

2

1

Rechargeable Battery Pack (contacts on underside)

Battery Compartment

Figure 2-2

Installing Main Battery Pack

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Removing the Main Battery

Before you remove the main battery pack, ensure that your

computer is in a “Suspend” mode, meaning that the display is blank. To suspend press the [I/O] key.

The steps on this page and NO TAG detail how to remove the main battery and check how much power remains. Refer to Installing the Main Battery on page 2-5 for replacing the battery.

1.With your thumb, firmly push the release latch forward. Battery pops up and out of the compartment.

2.Lift battery out.

Release Latch

Rechargeable Battery Pack (contacts on underside)

Figure 2-3

Removing Main Battery Pack

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Measuring Battery Pack Charge Level

1.Touch your finger across the first two contacts.

2.Charge level is displayed from right to left. The higher the battery charge level the more LEDs light.

Contacts For Measuring

Charge Level

LEDs Display Charge Level (see below for meaning)

= LED on = LED off

one LED = 21-25% charge level; two LEDs = 26-50% charge level; three LEDs = 51-75% charge level; four LEDs = 76-100% charge level

Figure 2-4

Main Battery Pack Capacity Contacts

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3.Once your computer gets below the 20% range, the icons are replaced on the display with Ls and after the level is less than 10% your computer emits a series of beeps. Refer to Section 1 page 1-16 for the explanation of these Ls and beeps.

Charging Your Battery Pack

Charging your battery pack can be done either in your hand-held computer or in a charger. The following devices provide charging while your computer is inserted into them:

In Your Hand-Held Computer

"6400 Series multidock

"6400 Series single dock

"6400 Series vehicle dock

The multidock, single dock, and vehicle dock installation and instructions are contained in a separate publication

6400 Series Docks Installation Instructions NPN:

962-020-004.

Using the optional Communication Adapter allows you access to charging your computer by using:

"An ac wall charger

"A cigarette lighter adapter

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In An External Source

Figure 2-5 shows a multipack charger and Figure 2-6 shows a single pack charger.

Fuse Holder

Battery Pack Compartments (eight)

Power Cord Connector

Charge Indicator LED

Figure 2-5

Multipack Charger

Battery Pack Compartment

Power Cord

Charger Contacts

Charging Indicator LED

Figure 2-6

Single Pack Charger

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Battery Charger LED and Error Codes

When your battery pack is placed in a multipack or single pack charger, the charger’s LED indicates the battery pack charging status:

"Red indicates that the battery is charging.

"Green indicates the battery pack is fully charged.

"A combination of a blinking red and orange LED can indicate one of two basic conditions: Either a bad connection, in which case you need to remove and reinsert the battery pack into the charger, or there is a faulty battery that needs to be replaced. However, the indicator can also alert you of a more serious charging or product error. Table 2-1 and Table 2-2 on page 2-10 show you this more extensive list of error codes and the solution notes.

Charging Indicator Error Codes

Table 2-1

 

 

 

 

Charging Indicator Error Codes

 

First

 

Second

 

Third

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Blink

 

Blink

 

Blink

Pause

Description

Solution Notes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orange

 

Orange

 

Orange

Off

High Voltage Fault

1 and 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red

 

Orange

 

Red

Off

No Communication

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orange

 

Red

 

Red

Off

Checksum Error

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red

 

Red

 

Red

Off

Upper Cell Mismatch

1 and 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red

 

Red

 

Orange

Off

Lower Cell Mismatch

1 and 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red

 

Orange

 

Orange

Off

5 Bad Packets Re-

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

ceived

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orange

 

Red

 

Orange

Off

Wrong Battery Type

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Table 2-2

Solution Notes

Note Solution

1To isolate the issue to the battery pack itself, put the “suspected” battery pack into a computer and operate for a few minutes. Then, try the battery pack in different charger cups to see if this error still occurs. If it does occur, send the battery pack to your service center for replacement.

2This situation could be caused by a bad charger cup or a computer. Insert different batteries into this same charger cup. If the cup produces this same error with the other batteries, this indicates that the cup on the charger is bad. To get the battery back into a good state, put the battery pack back in the computer and operate for a few minutes. Then place the battery pack into a different charger cup and recharge. Send the charger to your service center.

3Leave the battery pack in the charger for a minimum of 16 hours. If the error condition still exists, send the battery pack to your service center.

Backup Battery

A fully charged backup battery provides protection for maintaining data approximately 100 hours with the main battery removed or completely run down. The backup battery is charged from the main battery pack and every time your hand-held computer is placed in a dock or charging source.

"NOTE: Your computer should be placed on a charging source for 12 hours before using the first time to fully charge the backup battery.

The backup battery is not user-replaceable. To have your backup battery replaced, send it in to the Intermec Customer Service Center nearest to you. Whenever you send in your computer for service, include a description of what you would like to have done to it.

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Downloading Programs To Your

Hand-Held Computer

Downloading parameters, program data, or inventory is done by placing your hand-held computer into a dock, through the IrDA port, or through the connector on the optional Communication Adapter endcap. The docking devices not only transmit data between your computer and the host, but also provide charging.

Programming the Flash

The flash drive (c:\) is readable and writeable; therefore, you can modify, create and delete files, etc. as your needs demand. The PEN*KEY R Model 6400 Programmer ’s Reference Guide NPN: 977-054-004 contains the complete details for programming flash. The upper 256 KB of flash is reserved for the BIOS and DOS files. If this area ever needs updating you will be furnished with complete instructions along with the updated files.

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Turning Your Hand-Held Computer On

and Off (Suspending)

Turning On Your Computer

Turn your hand-held computer on by pressing and releasing the [I/O] key. When your computer is cold booted (turning

on the first time or after resetting), it displays several messages in rapid succession. The first message shows the firmware version and its release date (DD/MMM/YY). If you are just resuming, the display is restored to its previous state.

The screens that follow depend on your application. The documentation that addresses using this computer as a batch (store now and send later) unit instruct you about all remaining operations.

Suspending Your Hand-Held Computer

To suspend operation, press and release the [I/O] key once. Suspending operation works only if your computer is not plugged into a charging source. The memory contents are protected when the power is suspended.

Automatic Suspend

Your computer automatically puts itself into the suspend mode after a period of inactivity. However, waiting to sus-

pend uses battery energy. Therefore it is best to manually suspend it by pressing the [I/O] key when not entering da-

ta. The memory contents are protected when the power is suspended.

Terminal Emulation programs do not automatically suspend. When lying idle but not manually suspended, the integrated radio module is still active and will drain battery

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much as if it is actively being used. Therefore, it is neces-

sary to manually suspend your computer by pressing the

[I/O] key.

Understanding the Key Clicks

You communicate your intended action to your hand-held computer through pressing a key on the keyboard. Your computer communicates back to you through an audible response, a “key click.”

Each time you press a key, your computer lets you know with a single audible key click. Pressing certain keys causes two consecutive key clicks that occur one after another so quickly that they almost sound like a single beep. These two consecutive key clicks occur because your computer automatically “presses” the shift key for you in these cases.

EXAMPLE: An example of consecutive key clicks is the same as what happens when you use the “shift” key on a PC. These keys include a colon(:), double quote(”), and percent sign(%).

If you enter an incorrect action or keystroke, you hear a “beep.” An error “beep” is longer than a key click. An error “beep” is intended to get your attention and let you know an error occurred.

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Scanning

You can order an integrated scanner as part of your handheld computer or you can attach a tethered 5-volt serial, decoded out bar code scanner to your computer. Scanners allow the computer to read and interpret bar codes.

Using an Integrated Scanner

 

 

 

 

CAUTION

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LASER LIGHT

 

 

 

 

 

 

DO NOT STARE INTO BEAM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

670 nm LASER DIODE

 

 

 

 

 

 

1.0 MILLIWATT MAX OUTPUT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLASS II LASER PRODUCT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Label located on laser scanner lens

 

 

Class II Label

 

WARNING:

Do not point the scanner at someone’s eyes or look directly

 

into it when scanning.

AVERTISSEMENT: Ne regardez pas la fenêtre du scanner lorsque vous effectuez une scannérisation. Ne pointez jamais le rayon laser vers les yeux de quelqu’un.

If your computer has been ordered with an internal integrated scanner, you can scan and key data on your computer. Complete details for setting up the parameters and operating the integrated scanner are contained in the

PEN*KEYR Model 6400 Programmer ’s Reference Guide

NPN: 977-054-004.

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To use the integrated scanner, simply point the top of your unit at the bar code, press the [SCAN] key and listen for the beep acknowledging a good scan. A short high-tone beep indicates a good scan. If you hear no beep, scan the bar code again. If you are still not getting a “good scan” beep, follow these instructions.

1.Ensure you are positioning the scan lens properly across the bar code.

2.The scan beam must cross every bar and space on the symbol.

3.Hold the scanner farther away for larger symbols.

4.Hold the scanner closer for symbols with bars that are close together.

"NOTE: Tip: After reading a bar code, aim the lens away from the bar codes

and press the SCAN key within 1/2 second, to get the laser beam back on. With the laser beam on, you have five seconds to find and scan the next bar code.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RIGHT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WRONG

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

012345

 

012345

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Installing the Optional Scanning Handle

To attach the handle:

1.Slip the handle onto the base of your hand-held computer.

2.Secure the two quarter-turn screws.

Bottom of Computer

Scanner Handle

Quarter-turn Screw Fasteners

Figure 2-7

Optional Scanner Handle

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Using a Tethered Bar Code Scanner

The tethered bar code scanner attaches to your hand-held computer at the 9-pin D-sub connector located on the bottom of the optional Communication Adapter. The computer provides the power to run the scanner.

Your computer supports the serial, decoded tethered scanners in the product line, these include:

Tethered Scanner Supported

Symbol Scanners

"LS-3203ER-I200A, Extended Range part number 858-042-800

"LS-3603-I200A Fuzzy Logic part number 858-079-901

Cable:

" Straight screw on connector serial cable 321-518-001

PSC Scanners

"PSC5300 IP Series Standard Range part number 858-065-012

"PSC5300 IP Series VIN part number 858-065-022

"PSC5300 IP Series Long Range part number 858-065-052

"PSC5300 IP Series Extra Long Range part number 858-065-072

"PSC5300 IP Series Ultra Long Range part number 858-065-092

"PSC5300 IP Series Long Range High Power part number 858-065-152

"PSC5300 IP Series Extra Long Range High Power part number 858-065-172

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Cable:

" Straight screw on connector serial cable 321-476-082

6400 Hand-Held Computer

Communication

 

 

 

Scanner

 

 

 

Adapter Connector

 

 

Communication Adapter

RS-232 Scanner Cable

Figure 2-8

Connecting a Tethered Scanner

Software

The software that supports tethered scanning is V1.15+ BIOS and V5.10+ terminal emulations.

Tethered scanning is supported for any external device that sends its serial data at 9600 baud, 8 data bits, no parity, 1

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stop bit with an ASCII STX (hex 02) before the data and an ASCII ETX (hex 03) after the data. No protocols, such as ACK/NAK, RTS/CTS, or XON/XOFF, are supported. All 8-bit characters between the STX and ETX will be stuffed in the PC BIOS key buffer.

Setting Terminal Emulation to

Accept Tethered Laser Scanners

1.In AUTOEXEC.BAT, ensure the scanner driver is loaded with 64SCN7B --T1 --I0

2.From the Terminal Emulation mode, press the yellow and then the blue keys to enter the Terminal Emulation Main Menu.

3.Select option 1) Set-up Parms.

4.Enter password CR52401.

5.Select option 2) Barcode Parms.

6.At Scanner Type menu select 3) Laser and press [ENT] five times.

7.At Main Menu select 4) Tests

8.At Tests menu select 1) Peripherals

9.At Peripherals menu select 5) Scanner Test

If you experience problems with using your laser scanner with terminal emulation try these steps:

1.Reboot to the DOS prompt ([YELLOW] [BLUE] [ENT] [ENT]) press 0 at pause.

2.Type DEL CONFIG.DAT press [ENT].

3.Press [CTRL] [ALT] [DEL] to reboot.

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Setting Your DOS Application to Accept Tethered Laser Scanners

In AUTOEXEC.BAT, ensure the scanner driver is loaded in the PS/DOS section with 64SCN7B --E --W --T1 I0 (this is for wedge scanning).

Setting Up Your LS3203 or LS3603 RS-232 Serial Scanner Parameters

Tethered laser power is always on, so a tethered laser can scan, decode, and send the data as soon as it is connected, even when it is not properly configured. Therefore, proper operation of the tethered laser is no indication that the laser is correctly configured for the scanner driver 64SCN7B.

Scan the following bar codes to set up your LS3203ERI200A or LS3603-I200A scanner so it will work with your hand-held computer. You need to scan all the bar codes (except for the Host Transmit Code ID Character and Host Decode Options) to enable your laser scanner to work with the 64SCN7B scanner driver on your computer.

Set All Defaults

Scan the Set All Defaults bar code to set up your scanner for RS-232 serial communication.

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Data Transmission Format

1. Scan the <PREFIX><DATA><SUFFIX> bar code.

<PREFIX><DATA><SUFFIX>

2.Scan the PREFIX bar code.

3.Scan the PREFIX values 1,0,0,2 bar codes from page 2-23. If you make a change or wish to change your selection, scan CANCEL.

PREFIX

4.Scan the SUFFIX bar code.

5.Scan the SUFFIX values 1,0,0,3 bar codes from page 2-23. If you make a change or wish to change your selection, scan CANCEL.

SUFFIX

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RS-232 Host Prefix/Suffix Values

0

6

1

7

2

8

3

9

4

CANCEL

5

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RS-232 Host Parity

NONE

RS-232 Host Stop Bit Select

1 STOP BIT

RS-232 Host ASCII Format

8-BIT

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RS-232 Host Transmit Code ID Character (Optional)

Select to enable or disable this setting. The default is Transmit Code ID Character. The Transmit Code ID Character must be enabled if you are using FWP640H0 or FWP640H4 terminal emulation software in your computer.

TRANSMIT CODE ID CHARACTER

DO NOT TRANSMIT

CODE ID CHARACTER

RS-232 Host Decode Options (Optional)

Scan one of these bar codes to enable or disable the laser beep after a good scan. If your computer application beeps when it gets scanner data then you would probably want to disable the laser beep.

DO NOT BEEP AFTER

GOOD DECODE

BEEP AFTER

GOOD DECODE

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Setting Up Your Intermec 1551 Series RS-232 Serial Scanner Parameters

To allow the Intermec 1551 Series Tethered Scanners to interface with your computer you need to follow these steps:

Scan the bar codes in the following order:

1.Reset to Factory Defaults

2.8 Data Bits, 1 Stop Bit

3.Set Prefix

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4.Number 9

5.Number 9

6.Number 0

7.Number 2

8.Save Prefix

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9.No Parity

10.Enable Code Id Character

11.Set Suffix

12.Number 9

13.Number 9

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14.Number 0

15.Number 3

16.Save Suffix

Problems with Your Scanner

If you are having problems with your scanner:

1.Refer to the user guide for your scanner.

2.Refer to the PEN*KEY R Model 6400 Programmer ’s Reference Guide NPN: 977-054-004

3.Call your Intermec Technologies Corportation technical support center 1--800--755--5505 (USA or Canada) or 1--425--356--1799 (elsewhere).

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Terminal Emulation Menu Screens

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Introduction

The Terminal Emulation Menu Screens are provided to support terminals running Intermec Terminal Emulation or 6400 TCP/IP software. This section describes the menus used to set operating and scanning parameters for the hand-held computer. Additional information can be found in the programmer ’s guide or technical overview for your particular emulation program.

Keyboard Functions

Some keys on the hand-held computer have special functions, which can vary depending upon the application software. General function keys (keys that perform the same task, regardless of the application) are described in the following paragraphs.

Yellow and Blue Shift Keys

Use the yellow and blue shift keys to put the keyboard in the desired (yellow or blue) shift mode. These shifted key functions are shown on the keyboard overlays in Appendix C.

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ENTER [ENT] Keys

Press either [ENT] key to select the option that is highlighted in the menu shown on the display. After selecting an option [ENT] either restores the display to the previous menu or advances to the next menu.

Number Keys [0] Through [9]

Many menus have numbered options. To choose a particular option, press the numeric key that corresponds to that option.

Once you make a selection and you remain at that menu screen, the option is highlighted, but you can select additional options. To deselect an enabled option, press the number corresponding to that option.

In some cases, pressing a number brings up a different menu (submenu). This allows you to further modify the choice made in the parent menu. Press the [ENT] key to confirm the settings and exit this menu.

After the modification(s), you may (depending on the menu and function) be permitted to return to the parent menu to make additional selections. There are also situations where pressing [6] causes your computer to exit from a submenu or reboot.

Various menus require entering a number, but do not necessarily have simple choices such as 1, 2, 3, 4, etc. Instead, you may have to enter a number from a range (example: 0--32). You may have to press [ENT] after these.

These instances are detailed in the text that applies to those menus, or in the menu displays.

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Terminal Emulation Menu Screens

Y Up and B Down Arrows

These keys are defined by the host computer. Use these keys to:

"Adjust the length and frequency of the key click and error buzzers.

"Set the display size (the number of rows displayed and characters per row) of the display.

Display Annunciators

Annunciators show the current status or operation in progress. The following lists some of the annunciators common to all emulations. These annunciators occupy positions 0 through 8 of the display. A bibliography follows that tells where more information can be found.

Display Position 0

Radio computer. The radio is transmitting data to the base station.

Display Position 1

If the radio icon is displayed in position 0 then position 1 shows the status of the radio transmission (either receiving, sending, communication loss, or message waiting). If there is no radio icon shown in position 0 then this position is blank and position 1 shows the active session number 1 or 2.

Sending. Radio is sending data to the base station.

Receiving. Radio is receiving data from the base station. This annunciator appears only when the information is for this particular computer’s address.

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Communications loss. No communication with the host computer has occurred for at least 60 seconds. The radio computer may be out of radio range, the base station may not have power, or communications from the host computer to the base station may not be properly set up.

Message. You have received a message and it has not been read.

Display Position 2

XInput Inhibited. The keyboard has accepted enough information for the current input field. If the “key ahead” feature is on, the terminal stores the keystrokes made after “input inhibited” appears. The host may also inhibit (lockout) the keyboard upon certain errors or when sending additional information to your computer.

^Insert Mode. Characters are inserted, not overwritten.

Display Position 3

YAlphabet Character (green) Shift Mode. The keyboard is in the alphabet character shift mode—any alphabet character keystrokes are entered as uppercase characters.

A(blue) Shift Mode. The keyboard is in a colored shift mode—keystrokes enter the symbol or perform the function shown on the overlay just to the upper left of the key.

"(yellow) Shift Mode. The keyboard is in a colored shift mode—keystrokes enter the symbol or perform the function shown on the overlay just to the upper right of the key.

 

Display Position 4

A

Alpha Lock. This Alpha Lock symbol is used only for the

41-key keyboard model.

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Terminal Emulation Menu Screens

Display Positions 5- 8

Battery Pack Gas Gauge Icons:

These battery icons represent the charge level in your main battery pack.

"Four icons (positions 5--8) indicates more than 76% charge level

"Three icons (positions 5, 6, and 7) indicates between 51--75%

"Two icons (positions 5 and 6) indicates between 26--50%

"One icon (position 5) indicates between 21--25%

Once your computer gets below the 20% range, the icons are replaced by “Ls” and after the charge level is less than 10% your computer emits a series of beeps.

"Four Ls indicates between 16--20% charge level

"Three Ls indicates between 11--15%.

"Three Ls indicates between 11--15%. At the 15% charge level, your computer beeps once. The sound duration and frequency are at levels you have set for your computer.

"Two Ls indicates between 6--10%. At the 10% and 7% charge levels, your computer beeps once. The sound duration and frequency are at levels you have set for your computer.

"One L indicates between 0--5%. At this charge level, your computer beeps three times at its current setting level for both duration and frequency.

"NOTE: If you have the beeper turned off, you will not hear any of the low

battery beep warnings.

The battery pack icons on your computer display reflect the same status as the LEDs on the battery pack. However, there may be a one minute delay for updating the icons on the display when the battery pack is replaced.

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Again, these are just a few of the display annunciators that are common to all emulations. There are others, specific to individual emulations, that are not shown here.

Annunciator bibliography (emulation/reference source/ part number):

"VT220/ANSI Terminal Emulation Programmer ’s Reference Guide. (p/n 977-047-037)

"5250 SNA and Asynchronous Terminal Emulation Programmer ’s Reference Guide. (p/n 977-047-039)

"3270 Terminal Emulation Programmer ’s Reference Guide. (p/n 977-047-040)

"Native Async Terminal Emulation Programmer ’s Reference Guide. (p/n 977-047-038)

Setting the Operating Parameters

Make sure there is a fully-charged battery pack in the hand-held computer before setting the parameters.

Opening the Main Menu

The Main Menu is the first screen displayed when you open the computer menus. All other menus are accessed from the Main Menu.

To open the Main Menu, press the yellow shift, then the blue shift (MENU) key. Briefly, these keys generally operate as:

"Blue shift, for functions labeled by blue legends above the keys.

"Green shift, for functions labeled by green legends above the keys.

"Yellow shift, for functions labeled by yellow legends above the keys.

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"Blue then Green shift is CAPS LOCK.

"Blue then Yellow shift is Alphabetic Lock (41-key units only).

"Yellow then Blue shift is Terminal Emulation menus; your particular emulation software probably treat the keys for contrast control, backlighting and other functions differently.

After the Main Menu appears, enter a number (1 through 7) to make a selection. The Main Menu is shown below:

Main Menu

1)Set-up Parms

2)LCD Parms

3)Beeper Setup

4)Tests

5)Version Info

6)Exit Menus

7)More

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Main Menu

1)Set-up Parms

2)LCD Parms

3)Beeper Setup

4)Tests

5)Version Info

6)Exit Menus

7)More

Set-Up Parms

1)Communication

2)Barcode Parms

3)Protocol Opts

4)Display Opts

5)Radio Comm

6)Cold Start

7)More

Beeper Setup

1)Key Click

2)Error Tone

3)Beeper Select

Version Info

Firmware name

Version number Date ddmmmmyy

MLID ver xx.xx (mac address)

12

34

57

LCD Parms

1)

2)Screen Size

3)Screen Mode

4)Annunciators

6)Key Uppercase

7)Scroll Window

Tests

1) Peripherals

2)

3)Memory View

4)Packet Driver

5)Numbers

6)Timed Numbers

Main Menu 2

1)Keyboard Opts

2)Save Parms

3)

4) Session Menu

To return to the Main Menu from the computer menus program, simply press the [ENT] key several times. You can then select 6) Exit Menus, to return to the operating system.

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The following paragraphs describe options available from the Main Menu.

Set-Up Parms

The Set-up Parms (parameters) menu is password protected to guard against unwanted changes or loss of data.

In this menu you can change the following:

"Communication

"Bar code parameters

"Host and emulation mode options

"Display options

"Radio Comm

"Enable system security with a global password Or, you can reboot your hand-held computer.

LCD Parms

LCD Parms (parameters) menu adjusts the following display (Liquid Crystal Display) parameters:

"Screen size (number of lines displayed and characters per line)

"Cursor position (Screen Mode)

"

"

"

Annunciators Uppercase display

Scrolling window parameters

Beeper Setup

Beeper Setup lets you adjust the frequency and the length (duration) of the buzzer. Different buzzer tones can be programmed, and you can select the buzzer output for the:

"Key click (indicating that a valid key has been pressed or a good scan occurred)

"Error tone (indicating some error condition occurred; for example, an unacceptable keystroke.)

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Tests

The Tests menu allows you to perform the following tests:

"Peripherals

"Memory View

"Packet Driver

"Numbers

"Timed Numbers

Version Info

You can use the UP and DOWN arrow keys in the Version

Info menu to display:

"The type of program in FLASH ROM

"The release date of the program in FLASH ROM

Exit Menus

The Exit Menus option exits from the hand-held computer menus and returns to the “initial” screen. If you changed any parameters the following screens will appear:

Save Parms

Enter ’Y’

to save parms

If you enter ’y’ or ’Y’ this screen will appear:

Save Parms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enter

 

 

Password

 

password is

> .......

 

 

 

 

cr52401

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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More

The More option opens a menu called Main Menu 2, which lets you (1) set a keyboard “type-ahead” option, (2) save parameter settings as the new computer default parameters, and (3) designate session switching parameters.

Opening the Set-Up Parms Menu

The Set-Up Parms (parameters) menu is password protected to prevent unauthorized persons from changing hand-held computer parameters.

The parameters you set only apply to the current session. If more than one session is available to you, use the Session Menu (#4 in Main Menu 2) to verify or change the current session before changing parameter settings.

To open the Set-Up Parms menu:

1.Press the [1] key.

2.Press the [ENT] key.

3.At the prompt, enter the password CR52401.

The Set-Up Parms menu, and the menus you can access from it, are shown on the following page.

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Set-up Parms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1)

Communication

 

 

2)

Barcode Parms

 

 

3)

Protocol Opts

 

 

4)

Display Opts

 

 

5)

Radio Comm

 

 

 

 

6)

Cold Start

 

 

 

 

7)

More

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WTP Terminals

 

 

 

OR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Controller Type

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2)

RTC/WTP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

1

 

3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Protocol Opts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1)

Host View Size

 

 

 

 

2)

Data Stream

 

 

 

 

 

 

3

2

 

3)

Extended Cmds

 

 

 

4)5250

5)3270

6)VT220

7)Native

 

Protocol

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Firmware name

 

 

 

 

 

 

1)

SST

 

 

 

 

 

 

2)

SST-Diag Mode

 

5

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FWP64TH0

FWP64TH3

TCP/IP Stack

Controller Type

1)

2)

3) Direct

Scanner Type

1) No Scanner

2)

3) Laser

4)

5)

Display Opts

1)Backlight

2)Cursor Mode

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Set-up Parms

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cold Start

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1)

Menu Password

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2)

Print Device

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enter “Y”

 

 

7

 

 

6

 

3)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To Cold Start

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

terminal:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Communication

Use the Communication menu to set, view, or change the hand-held computer identification number. This number allows the host computer to identify individual hand-held computer in the radio data network. Each hand-held computer must have a unique number in the same network.

The Radio Setup and the Host/Cntl menus, are shown on the following pages. Depending on which option you are exercising you will either advance to the WTP Stack settings or the TCP/IP Stack settings.

WTP Settings

To set or change the hand-held computer identification number, use the numeric keys on the computer keyboard. After entering a number (between 0 and 126), press the [ENT] key to go to the Host/Cntl Setup menus.

The LAN ID number can be 0--255 depending on the radio you are using. With the RM60/70 radio the number can be 0--255 and with the RM80/90 radio the range is 0--15. Your computer only communicates with equipment using the same ID number that you assigned to your LAN.

If you enter a LAN ID number that is different from what is configured in your NET.CFG file you get this message.

LAN ID changed Need to reboot to take effect.

If this happens the system modifies your net.cfg file which is used by the WTPPKT.EXE program on initialization of your computer.

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WTP Stack

Options

Host/Cntl

1)Radio Setup

2)Host/Cntl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For 802.11 Radio’s Only

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Radio Setup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Network Name

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

xxxx

 

1

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Go to Host/Cntl

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

on the next page

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enter up to 34 char-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

acters for a name

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For Non 802.11 Radio’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Radio Setup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Radio Setup

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Radio Config#

 

Only if a

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

’radio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

cfg’ file

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

is present

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

on the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

terminal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ENTER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Set Mode/Channel

Use Cursor Up and Down Keys To Adjust DS xxxx channel xx

Set Mode/Channel

Use Cursor Up

and Down Keys

To Adjust

xxxxxxxxx

ENTER (continue to Host/Cntl setups)

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Host/CNTL

Settings

ENTER

DONE

ENTER

Host/CNTL

1)CNTL A

2)CNTL B

3)CNTL C

ENTER

Controller (X)

Enter Unit

Number

xxx

ENTER

Controller (X)

(cust emulation) unit # xxx Host Name

Enter up to 16 characters/Numbers for a name.

ENTER

Emulation (X)

Enter Unit

1)Native

2)3270

3)5250

4)VT/ANSI

ENTER

Telenet (x)

1)Enabled

2)Disabled

ENTER

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TCP/IP Settings

The first opiton if exercising TCP/IP stack is the Radio Setup. Once selected you will enter your network name or LAN ID.

If your using a 902 MHz or 2.4 GHz radio module use the up and down arrows to pick the Direct Sequence (DS) and Channel configuration. If your using an Synthesized UHF radio you select from the list the possible frequencies for your radio module.

The second option, in the Host Setup menu allows you to change the host setting. This allows you to designate up to three host computers for each hand-held computer. Each host is assigned a separate priority level (1, 2, or 3). When powered on, the hand-held computer seeks host A. If host A is not available, the hand-held computer seeks host B; if host B is not available, the hand-held computer attempts to log onto host C.

When designating additional hosts, you must:

"Tell the hand-held computer the host type of each host computer (3270, 5250, or VT/ANSI).

"Tell the hand-held computer the name of each host.

"NOTE: Selections in these menus apply only to the current session. Use the

Session Menu to verify or change the current session.

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TCP/IP Stack

Options

Direct

1)Radio Setup

2)Host Setup

For 802.11 Radio’s Only

Radio Setup

Network Name

12 xxxx

Enter up to 34 characters for a name

For Non 802.11 Radio’s

Radio Setup

LAN

xx

ENTER

Radio Setup

 

 

Only if a

Radio Config#

 

’radio

 

cfg’ file

 

is present

 

on the

 

terminal.

 

 

Host

1)Host A

2)Host B

3)Host C

ENTER

Host Name (x)

Host emulation

Host Name

Enter up to 16 character/numbers for a name

ENTER

Emulation (X)

1)

2)3270

3)5250

4)VT/ANSI

ENTER

Set Mode/Channel

Use Cursor Up and Down Keys To Adjust DS xxxx channel xx

Set Mode/Channel

Use Cursor Up

and Down Keys

To Adjust

xxxxxxxxx

ENTER (continue to Host/Cntl setups)

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Bar Code Parms

The Bar Code Parms (parameters) menus designate:

"If you are using a bar code scanner

"Scan options

"The bar code symbologies to use (the computer can only decode the bar code symbologies you enable)

"Options for each enabled bar code symbology (e.g., minimum and maximum bar code lengths)

The Scanner Type menu is the first Bar Code Parms menu. Choose the desired option from this menu and press the [ENT] key. The next Bar Code Parms menu appears on the display.

Scanner Type

Use the Scanner Type menu to designate the type of bar code scanner.

Scanner Type

1) No Scanner

2)

3) Laser

4)

5)

To make a selection, press the numeric key corresponding to the desired option, then press the [ENT] key. This takes you to the Scan Options menu.

"NOTE: You can choose option 1, “No Scanner,” and still set the remaining scanner and bar code options. Then, if you use a scanner at a later time, all parameters are set and it is only necessary to designate the scanner type.

"NOTE: Selected options are highlighted on the display. To deselect a selected option, press the key that corresponds to that option.

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Scan Options

Use the Scan Options menu to designate how the hand-held computer handles scanned bar codes. The Scan Options menu is shown below. Descriptions of the options follow.

Scan Options

1)Redundancy

2)MOD 10 Check

3)Concatenate

4)BC Type Char

5)Stream Scan

6)Scan All Flds

7)More

Redundancy: This option requires two identical scans of a bar code, one right after another, before the hand-held computer accepts the scan as valid.

Mod 10 Check: When you select this option, a check digit is added at the end of the bar code after a good read. This is a variation of the modulus 10 formula and is used infrequently.

For additional information on Mod10, refer to the book

PEN*KEYR 6400 Programmers Reference Guide p/n: 977-054-004.

Concatenate: Each bar code read is added to the end of the previous bar code read until the computer meets a condition that forces transmission to the host.

When this option is OFF, each bar code read is placed at the beginning of the current input field. After a bar code is placed in a field, any subsequent read replaces the first read.

BC Type Char: This option adds a character associated with the bar code type at the beginning of the scanned bar code.

Stream Scan: If the scanned bar code is too big for the input field, the overflow information appears in the next field. This continues until the entire bar code is entered.

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When this option is OFF, and the scanned bar code is too big for the input field, the overflow information is dropped.

Scan All Fields: When you select this option the scanner is enabled whenever the cursor is in an input field. When this option is OFF, the host computer must enable the scanner for each input field that requires scanned data.

After you press the [ENT] key, the display advances to additional Scan Options menus.

To enable the scan options, press the numeric key(s) corresponding to the options you want, then press [ENT]. You can enable more than one Scan Option at a time.

Scan PreChar and Scan PostChar: Enter a hexadecimal value from 00--FF for the character to be sent preceding the scanned data or after the scanned data. The value of 20h means that pre or post characters are not sent.

Scan Options

1)

2)Scan PreChar

3)Scan PostChar

Scan Options To Enable Bar Codes

There are menus of options to enable (or disable) various bar code symbologies. To enable a bar code, press the numeric key corresponding to the number of the bar code symbology (as shown on the menu), then press the [ENT] key.

After enabling a particular bar code you may have to select various options for the bar code. After selecting the desired options, you are prompted to set length requirements (such as minimum and maximum length, fixed lengths, leading and trailing character options, etc.).

Once the length requirements have been set, the computer returns to the same Scan Options menu. You may then

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choose to enable another bar code symbology from that menu, or you can advance to the next Scan Options menu by pressing the [ENT] key.

The Scan Options menu, and the bar code symbologies you can enable from it, are shown here.

 

 

 

 

Scan Options

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1)

UPC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2)

EAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3)

Code 39

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4)

Code 128

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5)

Codabar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EAN

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1)

Enabled

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1)

Enabled

 

2)

Add-On 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2)

Add-On 2

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

2

 

 

3)

Add-On 5

 

 

 

 

 

3)

Add-On 5

 

4)

Sys 1 UPCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4)

Expand 8

To 13

5)Sys 0 UPCE

6)Expand E To A

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Code 39

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Code 128

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1)

Enabled

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1)

Enabled

2)

Chk Digit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2)

UCC/EAN

 

3

 

 

4

 

 

3)

Extended

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3)

No UCC Type

4)

Encoded

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4)

UCC F1 Value

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5)

Auto-Encoded

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7)

Full ASCII

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Codabar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1)

Codabar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Terminal Emulation Menu Screens

SECTION 3

Scan Options of Additional Bar Codes

This menu offers additional bar code selections. After enabling a bar code symbology, you can set various options for the bar code, then set length options for the bar code.

When all options have been set, the display returns to the Scan Options (2) menu. The Scan Options (2) menu and the bar code symbologies you can enable from it are shown below.

When you have enabled all needed bar code symbologies, press the [ENT] key. You return to the first Scan Options menu. Press the [ENT] key again to back out and return to the Set-Up Parms menu.

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Terminal Emulation Menu Screens

 

 

 

 

Scan Options 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1)

Plessey

 

 

 

 

 

 

2)

Str 2 of 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

3)

Int 2 of 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

4)

CI 2 of 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

5)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6)

Code 93

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plessey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Str 2 Of 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1)

Enabled

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) Enabled

2)

MOD10 Chk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2) Disabled

 

1

 

 

2

 

3)

MOD11 Chk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Int 2 Of 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CI 2 Of 5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1)

Enabled

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1)

Enabled

2)

Chk Digit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2)

Disabled

 

3

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Code 93

1) Enabled

2) Disabled

6

Lengths Options

The Lengths Options menus determine the maximum and minimum length for a specific bar code symbology. Setting the length of enabled bar codes helps the hand-held computer determine if a scanned bar code is valid and improves response time.

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Terminal Emulation Menu Screens

SECTION 3

The length options must be set for each enabled bar code. Instructions for setting the length options follow on the next page.

(bar code type)

Max Length

xx

(bar code type)

Max

Length

xx

Min

Length

xx

(bar code type)

Max Length

xx

Min Length

xx

Fix Length 1

xx

(bar code type)

Max Length

xx

Min Length

xx

Fix Length 1

xx

Fix Length 2

xx

(bar code type)

Max Length

xx

Min Length

xx

Fix Length 1

xx

Fix Length 2

xx

Fix Length 3

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(bar code type)

 

 

 

 

Max Length

xx

Min Length

xx

Fix Length 1

xx

Fix Length 2

xx

Fix Length 3

xx

Fix Length 4

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(bar code type)

Drop Leading xx

(bar code type)

Drop Leading xx

Drop Trailing xx

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Terminal Emulation Menu Screens

1.Key in the maximum length (0--99) for the selected bar code, then press [ENT].

2.Key in the minimum length (0--99) for the bar code, then press [ENT].

"NOTE: I 2 of 5 only supports fixed lengths 1 and 2. Entries in fixed lengths 3

and 4 are ignored as well as minimum and maximum lengths.

"NOTE: The next prompts set fixed bar code lengths (the enabled bar code must be of a certain length—determined by your entry). Fixed-length entries override the maximum and minimum length entries (minimum and maximum are used for chosen codes). If you do not want fixed lengths for the enabled bar code, enter zero (0).

3.Enter the fixed length (0--99) for the defined bar code, then press [ENT]. Each time you set a fixed length, (then press the [ENT] key) you are prompted to set another fixed length—up to four. To set fewer than four fixed lengths, enter zero (0) for the unused fixed lengths. (For example, if you only require 2 fixed lengths, enter zero when the Fixed Length 3 and 4 prompts appear on the display.)

"NOTE: Use the next two prompts to drop a particular number of characters

from the front (leading) or rear (trailing) edge of the scanned bar code.

4.Enter the number of characters (0--15) to drop from the beginning of the scanned bar code, then press

[ENT].

5.Enter the number of characters (0--15) to drop from the end of the scanned bar code, then press [ENT] .

After you have set all of the length options for the enabled bar code the display returns to one of the Scan Options menus (depending on which menu you enabled the bar code from).

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Terminal Emulation Menu Screens

SECTION 3

Protocol Options

Use this selection to designate the hand-held computer type of the host computer. You can also designate which additional commands and command sets are available.

The Protocol Opts menu has seven submenus to customize your hand-held computer. The Protocol Opts menu is shown on the next page.

 

 

 

 

 

Protocol Opts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1)

Host View Sze

 

 

 

 

2)

Data Stream

 

 

 

 

3)

Extended Cmds

 

 

 

 

4)

5250

 

 

 

 

5)

3270

6400 WTP only,

 

 

6)

VT/ANSI

 

 

 

 

7)

Native

blank if TCP/IP

 

 

 

Host View Size

The Host View Size option tells the hand-held computer the format of display information sent from the host. The display viewing size equals 1920 (determined by taking the number of rows times the number of columns). The exception is with 5250 Terminal Emulation which can have an additional row for error messages and therefore can have 2000 characters instead of 1920.

The default setting for 6400 WTP using Native Terminal Emulation is 120 columns by 16 rows (equals 1920). The default for VT220 Terminal Emulation is 80 columns by 24 rows (equals 1920). The default for 5250 Terminal Emulation is 80 columns by 24 rows (25 with error messages).

The default for 3270 Terminal Emulation depends on what the original setting was before you changed to 3270 Terminal Emulation. Remember that the total characters must equal 1920 (number of rows by the number of columns) unless using 5250 Terminal Emulation with error messages.

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Terminal Emulation Menu Screens

Host View Sze

Width

xx

To change the width, enter a number (between 1 -- 80). Press [ENT]. and return to the Protocol Opts menu.

Data Stream

Use this menu to specify the data stream used by the host computer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Data Stream

6400 WTP only,

 

 

 

 

 

 

1)

Native

blank if TCP/IP

 

2)

3270

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3)

5250

 

 

 

 

 

4)

VT/ANSI

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enter the number corresponding to the type of the host computer. Press [ENT] and return to the Protocol Opts menu.

Extended CMDS

With this option ENABLED, the host computer can change or use the following features of the hand-held computer:

"RS-232 communications (e.g., printer)

"Bar code options

"Display screen and font size

"Error tone

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Terminal Emulation Menu Screens

SECTION 3

Extended Cmds

1)Enabled

2)Disabled

1.Press [1] to enable the extended command set, or press [2] to disable the extended command set.

2.Press [ENT] to return to the Protocol Opts menu.

5250 Options

The 5250 Options menu lets you enable the following features if you are using the 5250 communication protocol:

"Beep On Error

"Auto Tab Scan

"Telnet

5250 Options

1)Beep On Error

2)Auto Tab Scan

3)Telnet

4)

5)

6) Device Name

Enabling Beep On Error causes the buzzer to sound when an error condition occurs, but allows you to continue working. Normally, when an error occurs the keyboard locksup, the hand-held computer must be reset either from the host or the RESET key on the hand-held computer itself.

The Auto Tab Scan option causes the cursor to automatically tab forward to the next input field when a good scan is obtained.

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