Intermec CK30 User Manual

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User's Manual

CK30 Handheld

Computer

Intermec Technologies Corporation

Corporate Headquarters

6001 36th Ave. W.

Everett, WA 98203

U.S.A.

www.intermec.com

The information contained herein is proprietary and is provided solely for the purpose of allowing customers to operate and service Intermec-manufactured equipment and is not to be released, reproduced, or used for any other purpose without written permission of Intermec.

Information and specifications contained in this document are subject to change without prior notice and do not represent a commitment on the part of Intermec Technologies Corporation.

2003 by Intermec Technologies Corporation. All rights reserved.

The word Intermec, the Intermec logo, Norand, ArciTech, CrossBar, Data Collection Browser, dcBrowser, Duratherm, EasyCoder, EasyLAN, Enterprise Wireless LAN, EZBuilder, Fingerprint, i-gistics, INCA (under license), InterDriver, Intermec Printer Network Manager, IRL, JANUS, LabelShop, Mobile Framework, MobileLAN, Nor*Ware, Pen*Key, Precision Print, PrintSet, RoutePower, TE 2000, Trakker Antares, UAP, Universal Access Point, and Virtual Wedge are either trademarks or registered trademarks of Intermec Technologies Corporation.

Throughout this manual, trademarked names may be used. Rather than put a trademark ( or) symbol in every occurrence of a trademarked name, we state that we are using the names only in an editorial fashion, and to the benefit of the trademark owner, with no intention of infringement.

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Contents

Contents

 

 

Before You Begin......................................................................................................

vii

 

Safety Summary .........................................................................................

vii

 

Safety Icons ...............................................................................................

viii

 

Global Services and Support ........................................................................

ix

 

Who Should Read This Document? .............................................................

x

 

Related Documents .....................................................................................

xi

 

Patent Information......................................................................................

xi

 

Other Copyright Information......................................................................

xi

 

Using the CK30 Handheld Computer ..................................................

1

1

Introducing the CK30 Handheld Computer..............................................................

2

 

Using the Battery.......................................................................................................

5

 

Charging and Installing the Battery .............................................................

5

 

Maximizing Battery Life ..............................................................................

7

 

Checking the Battery Status.........................................................................

7

 

Using the Keypad ......................................................................................................

8

 

The 42-Key Large Numeric and Function Keypad ......................................

9

 

The 50-Key Full Alphanumeric Keypad ....................................................

10

 

The 52-Key Full Alphanumeric Keypad ....................................................

11

 

Using the Color-Coded Keys.....................................................................

12

 

Capitalizing All Characters ........................................................................

13

 

Using the Alpha Key on the 42-Key Keypad..............................................

13

 

Using the Power (I) Key...........................................................................

14

 

Using the Screen......................................................................................................

14

 

Understanding the Screen Icons ................................................................

15

 

Using the Mouse Pointer...........................................................................

16

 

Repositioning a Window ...........................................................................

17

 

Understanding the Status Lights ..............................................................................

18

 

Understanding the Beeps .........................................................................................

19

 

Scanning Bar Codes.................................................................................................

20

 

Scanning With the Integrated Laser Scanner and 1D Linear Imager ..........

21

 

Scanning With the 2D Area Imager...........................................................

22

 

Attaching a Tethered Scanner....................................................................

23

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Using the SD Card ..................................................................................................

25

 

Configuring the CK30....................................................................................

27

2

How to Configure the CK30 Parameters .................................................................

28

 

Configuring the CK30 With the Setup Assistant .......................................

29

 

Configuring the CK30 With the Configuration Utility .............................

30

 

Configuring the CK30 by Scanning Bar Codes..........................................

34

 

Configuring the CK30 Through the Network ...........................................

35

 

Configuring the CK30 for Your Network ................................................................

39

 

Configuring Serial Communications .........................................................

39

 

Configuring 802.11b/g Radio Communications........................................

41

 

Configuring Ethernet Communications ....................................................

44

 

Configuring Bluetooth Radio Communications ........................................

46

 

Configuring Security ...............................................................................................

48

 

Loading Certificates...................................................................................

48

 

Configuring WPA Security........................................................................

49

 

Configuring 802.1x Security......................................................................

52

 

Configuring Static WEP Security ..............................................................

53

 

Disabling Security .....................................................................................

54

 

Saving Your Configuration Changes to Flash Memory.............................................

54

 

Developing and Installing Applications .........................................

57

3

Developing Applications for the CK30 ....................................................................

58

 

Developing a New Application for the CK30 ............................................

58

 

Developing a Web-Based Application........................................................

59

 

Converting a Trakker Antares Application to a CK30 Application.............

59

 

Installing Applications on the CK30 ........................................................................

60

 

Installing Applications Using ActiveSync...................................................

61

 

Installing Applications Using Your SD Card..............................................

65

 

Installing Applications Using the FTP Server.............................................

65

 

Installing Applications Using Wavelink Avalanche.....................................

66

 

Launching Your Application Automatically .............................................................

66

 

Customizing How Applications Load on the CK30 .................................................

66

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Managing the CK30.........................................................................................

69

4

Accessing the System Main Menu............................................................................

70

 

Managing Files on the CK30 ...................................................................................

71

 

Running an Application From File Manager..............................................

71

 

Deleting a File With File Manager.............................................................

72

 

Copying a File With File Manager.............................................................

73

 

Viewing the Properties of a File With File Manager...................................

73

 

Managing Applications on the CK30.......................................................................

74

 

Viewing All Applications Currently Running on the CK30 .......................

74

 

Closing an Application ..............................................................................

75

 

Switching Between Applications ................................................................

75

 

Viewing the Properties of an Application...................................................

76

 

Setting or Changing the System Main Menu Password ............................................

76

 

Backing Up Your Files .............................................................................................

78

 

Upgrading the Operating System.............................................................................

79

 

Running Diagnostics ......................................................................................

81

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Using Diagnostics on the CK30...............................................................................

82

 

Understanding the Diagnostics Screens....................................................................

83

 

Battery Information...................................................................................

83

 

Bluetooth Console.....................................................................................

84

 

Bootcode Version ......................................................................................

85

 

Contrast Test ............................................................................................

85

 

Display Test ..............................................................................................

86

 

Hardware Configuration Table..................................................................

86

 

Installed Fonts...........................................................................................

87

 

Intermec Value Add Information...............................................................

88

 

Keypad Test ..............................................................................................

88

 

LED Test ..................................................................................................

89

 

Memory Information ................................................................................

89

 

Network Connection Test.........................................................................

89

 

Network Interface Information..................................................................

90

 

Operating System Version .........................................................................

91

 

Ping Utility ...............................................................................................

91

 

PSC Utility ...............................................................................................

92

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Radio SSI Utility .......................................................................................

92

Read CPU Registers ..................................................................................

93

Sound Test................................................................................................

93

6

A

I

Troubleshooting and Maintaining the CK30...............................

95

Problems and Solutions ...........................................................................................

96

Problems While Operating the CK30........................................................

96

Problems While Configuring the CK30.....................................................

97

Problems While Configuring 802.1x Security............................................

97

Problems With Wireless Connectivity .......................................................

99

Problems Transmitting Data Through the Serial Port..............................

100

Problems While Scanning Bar Codes.......................................................

100

Booting the CK30 .................................................................................................

102

Warm Booting the CK30 ........................................................................

103

Cold Booting the CK30 ..........................................................................

103

Cleaning the Scanner Window and CK30 Screen ..................................................

104

Appendix...............................................................................................................

105

Physical and Environmental Specifications.............................................................

106

Accessories for the CK30 .......................................................................................

109

Typing Characters Not Printed on the Keypad ......................................................

111

Default Configuration ...........................................................................................

115

Index .........................................................................................................................

119

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Before You Begin

Before You Begin

This section provides you with safety information, technical support information, and sources for additional product information.

Safety Summary

Your safety is extremely important. Read and follow all warnings and cautions in this document before handling and operating Intermec equipment. You can be seriously injured, and equipment and data can be damaged if you do not follow the safety warnings and cautions.

Do Not Repair or Adjust Alone

Do not repair or adjust energized equipment alone under any circumstances. Someone capable of providing first aid must always be present for your safety.

First Aid

Always obtain first aid or medical attention immediately after an injury. Never neglect an injury, no matter how slight it seems.

Resuscitation

Begin resuscitation immediately if someone is injured and stops breathing. Any delay could result in death. To work on or near high voltage, you should be familiar with approved industrial first aid methods.

Energized Equipment

Never work on energized equipment unless authorized by a responsible authority. Energized electrical equipment is dangerous. Electrical shock from energized equipment can cause death. If you must perform authorized emergency work on energized equipment, be sure that you comply strictly with approved safety regulations.

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Safety Icons

This section explains how to identify and understand warnings, cautions, and notes that are in this document.

A warning alerts you of an operating procedure, practice, condition, or statement that must be strictly observed to avoid death or serious injury to the persons working on the equipment.

Avertissement: Un avertissement vous avertit d’une procédure de fonctionnement, d’une méthode, d’un état ou d’un rapport qui doit être strictement respecté pour éviter l’occurrence de mort ou de blessures graves aux personnes manupulant l’équipement.

A caution alerts you to an operating procedure, practice, condition, or statement that must be strictly observed to prevent equipment damage or destruction, or corruption or loss of data.

Attention: Une précaution vous avertit d’une procédure de fonctionnement, d’une méthode, d’un état ou d’un rapport qui doit être strictement respecté pour empêcher l’endommagement ou la destruction de l’équipement, ou l’altération ou la perte de données.

Note: Notes either provide extra information about a topic or contain special instructions for handling a particular condition or set of circumstances.

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Global Services and Support

Warranty Information

To understand the warranty for your Intermec product, visit the

Intermec web site at http://www.intermec.com and click Service

&Support > Service & Support. The Intermec Global Sales

&Service page appears. From the Service & Support menu, move your pointer over Support, and then click Warranty.

Disclaimer of warranties: The sample code included in this document is presented for reference only. The code does not necessarily represent complete, tested programs. The code is provided “as is with all faults.” All warranties are expressly disclaimed, including the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

Web Support

Visit the Intermec web site at http://www.intermec.com to download our current manuals in PDF format. To order printed versions of the Intermec manuals, contact your local Intermec representative or distributor.

Visit the Intermec technical knowledge base (Knowledge Central) at http://intermec.custhelp.com to review technical information or to request technical support for your Intermec product.

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Telephone Support

These services are available from Intermec by calling 1-800-755-5505 and choosing an option.

 

 

In the U.S.A. and

 

 

Canada, choose

Service

Description

this option

Factory Repair

Request a return authorization

1

and On-site

number for authorized service

 

Repair

center repair, or request an on-

 

 

site repair technician.

 

 

 

 

Technical

Get technical support on your

2

Support

Intermec product.

 

Service

Inquire about an existing

3

Contract Status

contract, renew a contract, or

 

 

ask invoicing questions.

 

 

 

 

Schedule Site

Schedule a site survey, or

4

Surveys or

request a product or system

 

Installations

installation.

 

Ordering

Talk to sales administration,

5

Products

place an order, or check the

 

 

status of your order.

 

 

 

 

Outside the U.S.A. and Canada, contact your local Intermec representative. To search for your local representative, from the Intermec web site, click Contact.

Who Should Read This Document?

The CK30 Handheld Computer User’s Manual provides you with information about the features of the CK30 and how to install, operate, maintain, and troubleshoot the CK30. Before you install and configure the CK30, you should be familiar with your network and general networking terms, such as IP address.

The CK30 Command Reference Manual is included with this manual on a CD or is available as a download from the Intermec web site. Please refer to this manual for help configuring your CK30. The reference manual contains information about all of the CK30 commands and contains pages of bar codes that you can print and scan when configuring supported commands.

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Related Documents

The Intermec web site at http://www.intermec.com contains our documents that you can download in PDF format.

To order printed versions of the Intermec manuals, contact your local Intermec representative or distributor.

Patent Information

Product is covered by one or more of the following patents:

4,455,523; 5,627,360; 4,553,081; 5,657,317; 4,709,202; 5,671,436; 4,845,419; 5,684,290; 4,961,043; 5,777,309; 5,195,183; 5,793,604; 5,216,233; 5,805,807; 5,218,187; 5,818,027; 5,218,188; 5,821,523; 5,227,614; 5,828,052; 5,241,488; 5,831,819; 5,278,487; 5,834,753; 5,322,991; 5,841,121; 5,331,136; 5,844,222; 5,331,580; 5,883,492; 5,349,678; 5,883,493; 5,397,885; 5,886,338; 5,371,858; 5,889,386; 5,373,478; 5,898,162; 5,410,141; 5,969,328; 5,488,575; 5,986,435; 5,500,516; 6,075,340; 5,504,367; 6,109,528; 5,508,599; 6,158,661; 5,530,619; 6,234,395; 5,567,925; 6,244,512; 5,568,645; 6,330,975; 5,592,512; 6,431,451; 5,598,007, 6,497,368; 5,617,343; 6,538,413.

There may be other U.S. and foreign patents pending.

Other Copyright Information

Microsoft, Windows, and the Windows logo are registered trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

Bluetooth is a trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc., U.S.A.

Wi-Fi is a registered certification mark of the Wi-Fi Alliance.

This product includes software developed by the OpenSSL Project for use in the OpenSSL Toolkit. (http://www.openssl.org/)

This product includes cryptographic software written by Eric

Young. (eay@cryptsoft.com)

This product uses Regex++, Index software during its operational phases. The owner of Regex++ has granted use of the software to anyone provided such use is accompanied by the following copyright and permission notice:

Regex++, Index. (Version 3.31, 16th Dec 2001)

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Copyright 1998-2001 Dr John Maddock

Permission to use, copy, modify, distribute and sell this software and its documentation for any purpose is hereby granted without fee, provided that the above copyright notice appear in all copies and that both that copyright notice and this permission notice appear in supporting documentation. Dr John Maddock makes no representations about the suitability of this software for any purpose. It is provided “as is” without express or implied warranty.

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1Using the CK30 Handheld Computer

Use this chapter to familiarize yourself with the CK30 Handheld Computer. In this chapter you will find these sections:

Introducing the CK30 Handheld Computer

Using the Battery

Using the Keypad

Using the Screen

Understanding the Status Lights

Understanding the Beeps

Scanning Bar Codes

Using the SD Card

Chapter 1 — Using the CK30 Handheld Computer

Introducing the CK30 Handheld Computer

The Intermec CK30 is an ergonomically designed handheld computer built on the Microsoft® Windows® CE .NET operating system. It is a lightweight, easy-to-use, reliable computer that runs client/server applications, terminal emulation applications, as well as browser-based applications.

Good read light

User-defined lights

Scan button

Battery

Serial

port

light

 

 

Battery

CK30 Handheld Computer

CK30 Handheld Computers with an IEEE 802.11b/g radio installed are Wi-Fi® certified for interoperability with other 802.11b/g wireless LAN devices.

The CK30 computer is available in three different models that offer several options. To find out which model of the CK30 you have, locate the configuration label on the back of the computer. The first five characters of the configuration number indicate the model of CK30 you ordered.

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CK30AA0301000

Configuration number

 

 

 

 

100

0

 

 

 

030

 

 

 

A

 

 

 

30

A

 

 

 

K

 

 

 

 

C

 

 

 

 

 

Configuration Label: The label in this illustration is for a CK30 Model A (CK30A).

Features Included With the Different Models of the CK30

Feature

CK30A

CK30B

CK30C

Ethernet (optional)

9

 

 

 

 

 

 

802.11b/g radio

 

9

9

*Bluetooth (optional)

9

9

9

 

 

 

 

.NET Compact Framework

 

 

9

Pocket Internet Explorer

9

9

 

 

 

 

 

Internet Explorer 6, SQL Server CE

 

 

9

iBrowse

9

9

 

 

 

 

 

Color Display

 

 

9

Monochrome Display

9

9

 

 

 

 

 

32MB RAM/32MB Flash Memory

9

9

 

64MB RAM/64MB Flash Memory

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

200 MHz Processor

9

9

 

400 MHz Processor

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

*Bluetooth is a trademark owned by Bluetooth SIG, Inc., USA.

For a complete list of accessories, see “Accessories for the CK30” on page 109.

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These options are available for the CK30B and CK30C:

TE 2000 terminal emulation application including 3270, 5250, and VT/ANSI as well as third-party TE applications

1D linear imager, standard, or advanced long-range scanner

Data Collection Browser (dcBrowser™) application

This option is only available for the CK30C:

• 2D area imager

Use this manual to understand how to use the features and options available on the CK30. For additional help using terminal emulation, see the appropriate TE 2000 guide:

TE 2000 VT/ANSI Terminal Emulation Programmer’s Guide

(P/N 977-055-005)

TE 2000 5250 Terminal Emulation Programmer’s Guide

(P/N 977-055-004)

TE 2000 3270 Terminal Emulation Programmer’s Guide

(P/N 977-055-003)

For additional help using dcBrowser, see the documentation that ships with the dcBrowser gateway software or the Data Collection Browser Client User’s Guide (P/N 070011).

iBrowse is a locked-down web browser for Intermec devices that is compatible with Microsoft’s Internet Explorer but does not allow the user to exit out of the browser or key in a URL to access a non-work related web site. For additional help using iBrowse, see the iBrowse User’s Guide (P/N 961-055-015).

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Using the Battery

The CK30 uses an AB1 lithium-ion battery as its main power source. You must fully charge the main battery before you can use the CK30. When you change the battery, a backup battery maintains your status, memory, and real-time clock for at least 10 minutes.

The lithium-ion battery pack that is used in this device may present a fire or chemical burn hazard if it is mistreated. Do not disassemble it, heat it above 100°C (212°F) or incinerate it.

Avertissement: Le paquet de piles d’ions de lithium qui est utilisé dans cet appareil peut presenter un risque feu ou un risque chimique de brûlure s’il est maltraité. Il ne faut pas le désassembler, le réchauffer à une température plus élevée que 100°C (212°F) ou l’incinérer.

If you fail to replace the battery immediately, you may lose important data or applications.

Attention: Si la batterie n’est pas remplacée immédiatement, des données ou applications importantes risquent d’être perdues.

Dispose of used battery packs promptly. Keep away from children. Contact your local Intermec sales representative for replacement batteries.

Several factors determine the life of your battery such as extreme temperatures, input devices, and your usage. For example, if you use a tethered scanner every day, you will need to replace your battery more often than someone who uses an internal scanner.

Charging and Installing the Battery

Make sure you fully charge the AB1 battery before you install it in your CK30.

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To charge the battery

Either insert the battery into the AC1 4-slot battery charger or place the CK30 with battery installed in the AC2, AD1, or AD2. For more information on these accessories, see page 109.

Use the following table to understand how long it will take to charge your batteries in each of the CK30 charging or communications dock accessories.

Charging Times for CK30 Batteries

CK30 Accessory

Charging Time

AC1

4-Slot Battery Charger

5 hours

 

 

 

AC2

4-Bay Charging Dock

5 hours

AD1 1-Bay Communications Dock

3 hours

 

 

AD2 4-Bay Communications Dock

5 hours

 

 

 

To install the battery

Insert the tabs on the bottom of the charged battery into the CK30 and snap the battery into place.

AB1 battery

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Maximizing Battery Life

There are several things that you can do to maximize the life of your battery.

Maximizing the Life of Your Battery

When You Want To:

Operate the CK30 and the Low Battery status icon appears or the Battery light comes on.

Stop using the CK30 for 5 minutes or longer.

Store the CK30 for more than a day.

Do This to Save Battery Power:

1 Press I to turn off the CK30.

2Remove the battery and insert another fully charged battery as quickly as possible or you may lose data.

Or, you can insert the CK30 into a powered AC2, AD1, or AD2.

1Make sure the low battery icon is not on the screen and that the Battery light is not turned on.

2 Press I to turn off the CK30.

1 Save your data and end your computer session.

2 Press I to turn off the CK30.

3 Insert a fully charged battery.

Checking the Battery Status

The easiest way to tell the status of your battery is to look at the battery icon in the status bar of your CK30.

Battery Icon Status

Icon Status

Battery has a medium charge. You should be able to work for several more hours before changing batteries.

Battery is low. You need to replace the battery soon.

Battery is critically low. You need to replace the battery now.

You can also check the battery status by looking at the Battery Status light on the front of the CK30 or by using the battery diagnostics screen. For help using the Battery Status light, see “Understanding the Status Lights” on page 18 for more information. For help using the Battery Information diagnostic screen, see “Battery Information” on page 83.

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Using the Keypad

Your CK30 has one of the following keypad overlay options:

42-key large numeric and function

50-key full alphanumeric

52-key full alphanumeric

You can order all versions of the CK30 keypad with an international overlay. The international overlay supports English and many Western European languages, such as French, German, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish. You enter all of the characters and functions printed above the keys just like you would on a standard keypad.

Note: There are several hidden characters (such as { and }) on each CK30 keypad that require using the color-coded keys to access them. For more information on accessing these hidden characters, refer to “Typing Characters Not Printed on the Keypad” on page 111.

The CK30 supports TE 2000 VT100/220/320/340 and ANSI, TE 2000 5250, and TE 2000 3270. When you order the CK30 with a TE 2000 application, you must order the corresponding keypad overlay. Use the TE 2000 keypad overlays to enter the same keys that you can enter on a VT/ANSI keyboard, an IBM 5250 keyboard, or an IBM 3270 keyboard.

Like the standard CK30 keypad overlays, the TE 2000 keypad overlays let you enter all the characters printed on or above the keys. The terminal emulation keypads also come with the same color-coded keys that are on the standard overlay.

For more help using TE 2000 terminal emulation, see the appropriate TE 2000 programmer’s guide.

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The 42-Key Large Numeric and Function Keypad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Backlight

 

Tab

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

key

Scan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enter

 

 

 

 

 

Enter

 

button

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orange

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ins

Green

key

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

key

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CAPS

 

 

 

 

 

/

\

 

 

Shift

 

 

 

 

 

Esc

 

 

A

 

B

Home

C

 

 

 

 

& 7

* 8

 

(

9

 

 

D

 

E

 

?

F

 

 

 

 

$ 4

% 5

 

^ 6

 

 

G

 

H

 

 

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!

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2

 

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3

 

 

 

 

Del J

 

 

.

 

 

 

 

 

 

)

0

 

, .

 

 

K

[

L

] M

 

 

N

 

 

 

F1

F2

 

F3

 

 

F4

 

 

O

 

P

Q

 

 

R

 

 

 

F5

F6

 

F7

 

 

F8

 

 

S

 

T

U

 

 

V

 

 

 

F9

F10

 

F11

 

F12

 

 

W

 

X

 

Y

 

Z

Sp

 

 

Ctl

Alt

 

Alpha

 

Sp

 

PROG

Power key

42-key large numeric and function keypad: This keypad is designed for applications that enter mainly numeric data (0-9) and that need dedicated function keys (F1F12). This keypad also lets you enter the entire alphabet and special characters by pressing color-coded key sequences.

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The 50-Key Full Alphanumeric Keypad

 

 

*

 

 

Backlight

Power

 

key

key

 

\

 

 

¦

 

+ Home

[

{ ]

}

‘ “

.

CAPS

?

/

Del

F7

 

F8

F9

Green key

Orange key

F4

F5

F6

Space

F1

F2

F3

 

Ins

Alt F10

 

 

PROG

50-key full alphanumeric keypad: This keypad is designed for applications that enter mainly numeric data (0-9) and that may need to enter the entire alphabet. The keypad also provides shifted function keys (F1-F9) and special characters, symbols, and functions by pressing color-coded key sequences.

Note: The 50-key keypad does not have a scan key, because it was designed to work with the required AH1 handle that has a built-in scanner trigger.

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The 52-Key Full Alphanumeric Keypad

Backlight

key

Tab

Scan button

Orange key

F1

F2

Alt

7 8 9

4 5 6

1 2 3

0 .

Green key

F3

F4

Esc

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

J

K

L

M

N

O

P

Q

R

S

T

U

V

I/O

W

Y

Power key

52-key full alphanumeric keypad: This keypad is designed for applications that enter mainly numeric data (0-9) and that may need to enter the entire alphabet. The keypad also provides function keys (F1-F24) and special characters, symbols, and functions by pressing color-coded key sequences.

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Using the Color-Coded Keys

Each keypad available for the CK30 provides color-coded keys to let you access additional characters, symbols, and functions printed on the keypad overlay. Once you understand how to use the color-coded keys and key sequences, you will know how to access all of the additional features printed on the keypad overlay. There are two color-coded modifier keys on the CK30: the orange B key and the green C key.

You press and release the first key and then press and release the second key to access the color-coded character or function printed above a key.

Using the Color-Coded Keys

You Want To:

 

Press:

Use an orange character or

 

B key and then the key with

function printed above a key

 

character or function printed

 

 

above it

Example

Press B and then 2 to type the @ character on the 52-key keypad.

Use a green character or function

C key and then the key with

Press C and then J to type

printed above a key

character or function printed

the } character on the 50-key

 

above it

keypad.

Use a blue character printed on a

Shift key and then the key

Press Shift and then 4 to type

key (42-key and 50-key keypads

 

the $ character on the 42-key

only)

 

keypad.

 

 

 

Lock the orange, green, Ctl, Alt,

B , C, Ctl, Alt, or Shift key

 

or Shift key to stay on

twice

 

Unlock a green, orange, Ctl, Alt,

B , C, Ctl, Alt, or Shift key

 

or Shift key

once

 

Note: There are several hidden characters (such as { and }) on each CK30 keypad that require using the color-coded keys to access them. For more information on accessing these hidden characters, refer to “Typing Characters Not Printed on the Keypad” on page 111.

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Capitalizing All Characters

To type all alphabetic characters as uppercase letters, you can enable the Caps Lock feature on the CK30 keypad.

To enable Caps Lock

1Press the orange key. The icon appears on the status bar.

2Press one of these keys:

On the 52-key keypad, press A.

On the 42-key and 50-key keypad, press Shift.

The Caps Lock icon ( ) appears on the status bar.

3Type an alphanumeric character. The letter appears as an uppercase character on the CK30 screen.

To disable Caps Lock

• Press the same key sequence you used to enable it.

Using the Alpha Key on the 42-Key Keypad

The 42-key keypad provides an Alpha key to allow you to enter alpha characters when necessary.

To enable the Alpha key

1On the 42-key keypad, press the Alpha key. The Alpha icon ( ) appears on the status bar.

2Press a function or numeric key. The corresponding orange alpha letter appears on the screen.

To disable the Alpha key

• Press B or C.

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Using the Power (I) Key

When you press the I key to turn off the CK30, you actually put the CK30 in Suspend mode. In Suspend mode, the CK30 continues to supply power to all memory, but turns off power to most hardware. This power-saving feature is designed to prolong battery life.

When you press the I key to turn the CK30 back on, your computer resumes where it was when you turned it off.

If you are using WPA or 802.1x security, the computer may need to reauthenticate before it starts your application.

If the Battery light flashes and your CK30 does not resume after pressing I, your battery may be too low to supply power. Replace the battery. If replacing the battery does not solve the problem, see “Booting the CK30” on page 102.

Using the Screen

The CK30 can have either a color or monochrome display depending on the model. Both screens are 160 x 160 pixels. The work area is 160 x 140 pixels and the status bar is 160 x 20 pixels. In addition, the screens support Unicode characters, userprogrammable fonts, and bitmap graphics.

Work area

Status bar

CK30 Start Screen

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Understanding the Screen Icons

Use the screen icons on the status bar to see the battery status, network connections, and special keys or functions you may be using.

CK30 Screen Icons

Icon Description

Battery is half full. You should be able to work for several more hours before changing batteries.

Battery is low. You need to replace the battery soon.

Battery is critically low. You need to replace the battery now.

Backup battery is low.

Strong connection to the access point.

Good connection to the access point.

Weak connection to the access point.

No connection to the access point.

No Ethernet connection.

Ethernet connection.

Orange key is enabled.

Green key is enabled.

Orange key is locked.

Green key is locked.

Alt key is enabled.

Ctrl key is enabled.

Shift key is enabled.

Caps Lock key is enabled.

Alpha key is enabled.

The CK30 is buffering (storing) data.

You are in the password-protected area of the CK30.

The CK30 is connected using ActiveSync.

Mouse pointer is turned on.

No UDP Plus connection.

UDP Plus is transferring data.

UDP Plus is connected.

The window positioning feature is turned on.

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Using the Mouse Pointer

If you need to use a mouse to perform an action, you can use the mouse pointer on your CK30.

To turn on the mouse pointer

Press Alt and then b.

The mouse pointer can simulate single-clicks, double-clicks, right mouse button, middle mouse button, and left mouse button functions.

Understanding the Mouse Pointer Keys

 

To Simulate This Function:

 

Press This Key on a Keypad:

 

 

42-key

50-key

52-key

 

Left mouse button

F2

X

B

 

 

 

 

 

 

Middle mouse button

 

F3

Y

C

 

Right mouse button

F4

Z

D

 

 

 

 

 

 

Single-click

 

5

5

5

 

Double-click

s

s

s

 

 

 

 

 

 

Press down on mouse button

 

0 (zero)

0 (zero)

0 (zero)

 

Release the mouse button

. (period)

Tab

. (period)

 

 

 

 

 

 

For example, to generate a left single-click with the 52-key keypad

• Press B and then 5.

Moving the mouse pointer around the screen is very easy. You just need to press the appropriate number key that is associated with the direction you want the mouse pointer to move.

Use the numeric keypad to move the mouse pointer.

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To click and drag an item on the screen

1Position the mouse pointer on the part of the window you want to move.

2Press the key for the left mouse button and then press 0 (zero).

3 Use the directional keys to drag the mouse pointer.

4Release the mouse pointer by pressing .(period) or Tab depending on your keypad.

To turn off the mouse pointer

• Press Alt and then b.

Repositioning a Window

If you need to move a window to see more of a screen, you can reposition the window without having to use the mouse pointer. When you turn on the positioning feature, the focus is on the top window. You can change the focus to another window by using the Task Manager to select a different task. See “Managing Applications on the CK30” on page 74.

To reposition a window

1Press Alt and then E. An icon ( ) appears on the status bar.

2Use the numeric keypad to move the window. See page 16 for an illustration of the numeric keypad and how to use the number keys as directional keys.

To recenter the window in the CK30 screen

• Press 5.

To turn off the repositioning feature

• Press Alt and then E.

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Understanding the Status Lights

The status lights on the CK30 turn on to indicate the status of the battery, a successful decode of a bar code, or a user-defined function.

System Status light

Good Read light

Battery light

User-defined lights

CK30 Status Lights

The battery light and the battery screen icons work with each other to alert you to the status of your battery. If the battery light comes on, check the status bar to see which battery icon appears on it. Use the CK30 Screen Icons table on page 15 to help determine when you need to replace your battery.

Understanding the CK30 Status Lights

 

Light Name

Light

 

Description

 

 

 

User-Defined

 

 

 

 

Use the Software Developer’s Kit (SDK) to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

program these lights to turn on and off for any

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

task or error within your application. For help,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

see the Intermec SDK User’s Manual available

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

on the Intermec Developer’s Library CD or

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the Intermec web site.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Battery

 

 

 

 

Light Status

What It Means

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Off

The battery is charged.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On

Battery is critically low. You

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

need to replace the battery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

now.

 

 

Good Read

 

 

 

This light comes on when the CK30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

successfully decodes a bar code.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

System Status

 

 

 

 

Reserved for future use.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Understanding the Beeps

The CK30 uses beeps to provide you with audio feedback when it performs some functions. For example, you hear a beep each time you scan a valid bar code.

Understanding the CK30 Beeps

Beep Sequence

What it Means

High beep

You entered valid data or a valid command, the

 

CK30 decoded a label, or the CK30 decoded the last

 

row of a two-dimensional bar code.

 

 

Three low beeps

You entered or scanned an invalid command.

Click

You pressed a key.

 

 

You can change the beeper volume for your needs and environment. You can set the beeper volume to off, low (quiet), medium, high (loud - default), and very high (very loud). If necessary, you can also change the beep duration and beep frequency for good read, low, and high beeps.

Changing the Beeper Volume

Method

Procedure

Use the keypad.

Press C and then press E to increase the volume.

 

There are five beep volumes on the CK30 including

 

off. When you reach the loudest setting, the next

 

setting is off. The volume starts with the lowest

 

setting and goes up.

 

 

Use the Intermec

From the System Main Menu, choose

Configuration menu.

Configuration Utility > CK30 Settings > Beeper >

 

Volume.

Use the Beeper

For help, see “Beeper Volume” in the CK30

Volume command.

Command Reference Manual.

 

 

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Scanning Bar Codes

Do not look directly into the window area or at a reflection of the laser beam while the laser is scanning. Long-term exposure to the laser beam can damage your vision.

Avertissement: Ne regardez pas directement la réflexion d’un rayon laser ou dans la fenêtre du laser lorsque celui-ci est en opération. Si vous regardez trop longtemps un rayon laser, cela peut endommager votre vue.

Use the scanner to scan and enter bar code data. The type of scanner you are using and the type of bar code you are decoding determines the way you scan the bar code. The CK30 supports the scanning of 1D linear bar codes and 2D images depending on your model of CK30. Plus, if you are using an integrated handle or a tethered scanner, the way you scan bar codes is different.

When you unpack the CK30, these bar code symbologies are enabled:

Code 39

UPC/EAN

PDF417

If you are using bar code labels that are encoded in a different symbology, you need to enable the symbology on the computer. Use the Configuration Utility to enable and disable symbologies for your scanner. For help understanding how to use the Configuration Utility, see “Configuring the CK30 With the Configuration Utility” on page 30.

The next sections describe how to scan a bar code label with the integrated laser scanner, 1D linear imager, 2D area imager, and tethered scanner.

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Scanning With the Integrated Laser Scanner and 1D Linear Imager

If the CK30 has a laser scanner or 1D linear imager, use the following procedure to practice how to scan a bar code. The linear imager can decode PDF417 bar codes as well as bar codes with high-density, wide-density, and poor quality in any lighting conditions.

To scan a bar code label with the laser scanner and 1D linear imager 1 Press I to turn on the CK30.

2Point the scanner window at the bar code label and hold the computer at a slight angle six to ten inches from the label.

Note: If you have an advanced long-range scanner, you may need to hold the computer further away from the label.

3Press the Scan button on the keypad or pull the trigger on a handle and direct the red beam so that it falls across all bars in the bar code label.

Good Read light

Scan button

MEC* *INTER

Scanning: Using the integrated laser scanner or 1D linear imager to scan a bar code label.

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When the CK30 successfully reads a bar code label, you hear a high beep and the green Good Read light turns on briefly.

4 Release the Scan button.

Scanning With the 2D Area Imager

The CK30C may have the 2D area imager option instead of the 1D linear imager or laser scanner. The 2D imager provides the ability to scan 2D bar code symbologies and supports omnidirectional (360°) scanning. Omni-directional scanning means that you can position the CK30 in any orientation to scan a bar code label. Using the 2D area imager is very similar to taking a picture with a digital camera.

To scan a bar code label with the 2D area imager 1 Press I to turn on the CK30.

2Point the scanner window at the bar code label and hold the CK30 steady a few inches from the label.

3Press the Scan button on the keypad or pull the trigger on a handle and center the red aiming beam over the bar code label.

The imager flashes repeatedly while it is trying to read a bar code. The aiming beam is smaller when the imager is closer to the bar code and larger when it is further away.

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Good Read light

Scan button

*INTERMEC*

Scanning: Using the 2D imager to scan a bar code label.

When the CK30 successfully reads a bar code label, you hear a high beep and the green Good Read light turns on briefly.

4 Release the Scan button.

Attaching a Tethered Scanner

You can use a tethered scanner with the CK30 if you ordered it with a 10-pin tethered scanner port in place of the integrated scanner.

The following devices are currently supported by the CK30:

Supported Device

Required Cable

1550C

068419-001

 

 

1551E

3-606034-02

1553

3-606034-02

 

 

128X wand

069444-002

Wand emulation

3-606031-00

 

 

Supported 1550C series scanners include: 1550C0100, 1550C102, 1550C104, and 1550C105.

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To attach a tethered scanner

1 Locate and remove the scanner port cover.

Scanner

port cover

2 Insert the scanner 10-pin connector until it locks in place.

Scanner port

To scanner

3Configure the Scanner Model command and select the tethered device connected to the CK30. There are several ways to configure the scanner model:

Use the Configuration Utility. From the System Main Menu, choose Configuration Utility > Scanners, Symbologies > CK30 Tethered Scanner > Scanner Model.

Use one of the configuration methods discussed in “How to Configure the CK30 Parameters” on page 28.

4Modify any scanner commands necessary to meet your needs. Use the Configuration Utility or one of the configuration methods discussed on page 28.

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Using the SD Card

You can use a Secure Digital (SD) card to increase file storage and install software. The CK30 currently supports SanDisk SD cards only. The SD card slot is located on the top of the CK30 just above the laser scanner window.

To insert an SD card

1 Press I to turn off the CK30.

2Remove the two screws on the SD card slot door and remove the door.

3Gently insert the SD card into the CK30 with the printed side facing the keypad and screen side of the CK30.

CK30

SD card retainer

SD card

4Push the card into the slot until it latches in place and the steel card retainer covers the end of the SD card.

5Replace the door, making sure to insert the door catch into the slot above the steel card retainer.

Door

Screw

(2 places)

SD card

retainer Door catch

6 Replace the two screws.

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7 Press I to turn on the CK30.

To remove the SD card

1 Press I to turn off the CK30.

2Remove the two screws on the SD card slot door and remove the door.

3Push in on the SD card until you hear it unlatch. The card should eject far enough that you can easily remove it from the CK30.

If the card does not eject easily, you can use the door catch to remove it by turning the door upside down and using the catch to pull out the SD card.

SD card

Door catch

4 Remove the SD card from the CK30.

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Use this chapter to understand how to configure the CK30 to communicate in your network. In this chapter, you will find these sections:

How to Configure the CK30 Parameters

Configuring the CK30 for Your Network

Configuring Security

Saving Your Configuration Changes to Flash Memory

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How to Configure the CK30 Parameters

You can configure many parameters on the CK30, such as the bar code symbologies it decodes or the network settings. These characteristics are controlled by configuration parameters. The values you set for these configuration parameters determine how the computer operates.

There are several ways to configure the CK30:

Use Setup Assistant on the CK30

Use Configuration Utility on the CK30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Use Setup Assistant

 

Use the Configuration

to quickly enter

 

Utility to set all

network parameters.

 

parameters.

Scan Bar Codes

Use Configuration Commands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Send commands

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

through the

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

network to

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

your CK30s.

 

 

 

 

 

Scan bar codes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

to configure basic

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CK30 and data

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

collection

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

parameters.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ethernet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

or Wireless

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Network

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Configuring the CK30 With the Setup Assistant

When first setting up the CK30, use the Setup Assistant to set or enable basic network parameters and connect your CK30 to the network. The Setup Assistant guides you through setting the following basic network parameters:

Date and time

SSID (Network name)

802.1x security

DHCP server or IP address, subnet mask, and default router

Primary and secondary DNS addresses

Primary and secondary WINS addresses

Device name

To set other parameters, use the Configuration Utility or another configuration method. The Setup Assistant runs on the CK30 the first time you turn on the computer.

The Setup Assistant Start Screen

However, if you exit Setup Assistant before you are finished configuring the CK30, you can restart it from the System Main Menu. See the next section for information on how to access the System Main Menu.

After you complete the Setup Assistant, the CK30 should be communicating with your network.

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Configuring the CK30 With the Configuration Utility

Use the menu-driven Configuration Utility to configure the

CK30 and view system information. You can access the

Configuration Utility while running any application.

To open the Configuration Utility

1 Press Cand then B. The System Main Menu appears.

2Select the Configuration Utility. The Configuration Utility main menu appears.

Refer to the next sections to understand your menu options, learn how to navigate and enter information, and learn how the menus are organized in the Configuration Utility.

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When using the Configuration Utility, you may not see a parameter until you enable or disable a value for another key field. For example, you will not see IP Settings unless you disable DHCP. You may also not see a parameter if your computer does not support a particular feature.

Use the following diagram to find the commands you need to use to configure your CK30s. These screens are do not represent the exact information you will see on your CK30. They have been modified to show you how the information is structured.

Configuration Utility Menus at a Glance

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