Field PC Manual
This ultra-rugged Field PC—rock solid and field ready in the most extreme environments—is your reliable field companion. Designed for Microsoft® Windows Mobile® 5.0, your Field PC features a wide variety of application software and accessory choices. Use it to navigate, research, document, and communicate. Depend on it for your field information technology. It is ready for you. Overview of Windows Mobile® 5.0 Your Field PC runs Microsoft® Windows Mobile® 5.0. This operating system, designed for mobile devices, provides you with familiar Microsoft programs to help you increase your productivity and manage information effectively. For example, Microsoft® Office Outlook® Mobile, similar to Microsoft® Outlook®, allows you to send and receive email, keep track of contacts, manage tasks, and take simple notes. Many Windows® applications are already compatible with Windows Mobile®. You can use Windows Mobile to access Word, Excel®, and PowerPoint® files on your mobile device, or you can use Windows Mobile® to access your email messages and contacts from your Microsoft® Outlook account. If you need help, the Field PC offers a variety of information through its fully featured on-device help system. More information about Windows Mobile® 5.0 can be found at: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/5/default.mspx. Using the documentation Your Field PC is equipped with several reference tools. These tools include: Quick Start Guide Getting Started Disc from Microsoft® User Manual User Documentation CD (contains Quick Start Guide, Reference Guide, and License Agreement) On-device help files Use the following chart to find the information you need. What you want Where to find it Instructions for setting up the Field PC Quick Start Guide, User Manual, this guide ActiveSync® install for Windows® 2000 and Windows® XP users Getting Started Disc Instructions for using external devices with the Field PC This guide Instructions for basic tasks such as replacing battery packs, resetting the device, adjusting the backlight, or inserting memory cards Quick Start Guide, this guide Instructions for using programs installed on the Field PC Help files located within individual programs on the Field PC Note: For a more complete listing of topics in this reference guide, see the index. 3 The anatomy of the Field PC This section illustrates the different parts of the Field PC. For instructions on using the hardware, see Chapter 3. For instructions about caring for or cleaning the different parts, see Chapter 10. 1 Elastomer overmold 11 Power button 2 Magnesium case front 12 Context menu button 3 Display bezel 13 Enter button 4 Charge LED 14 Notification LED 5 Start menu button 15 Touchscreen/display 6 Applications Manager 16 Accessory attachment button points 7 Microphone 17 Battery door latch 8 Today screen button 18 Hand strap9 Speaker 19 Battery door10 Four-way directional 20 Body molding buttonTop view with standard cap 21 22 Top view without cap Bottom view showing communications module 272829 30 3132 21 Stylus 22 Body molding screws 23 Standard cap screws (captive) 24 Cover for optional Bluetooth® antenna 25 Compact Flash card slot 26 Secure Digital I/O card slot 27 Stylus slot 28 USB Client (mini B) 29 12V DC jack 30 9-pin serial port 31 USB Host (mini A) 32 Cable routing channel 2425 26 27 2 Getting Started Install the battery pack Charge the battery pack Establish basic settings on the device Install ActiveSync® on a desktop computer Create an ActiveSync connection Chapter 2 Getting Started This chapter repeats—with a few more details—the installation instructions that came in the Quick Start Guide and User Manual. Step 1: Install the battery pack 1. Carefully unhook and lift up the bottom hook of the hand strap, as shown in the first picture. WARNING! Releasing the hand strap hook too quickly may result in injury or damage to the display. Use caution when undoing the hook or when holding the Field PC by its hand strap. Press on the battery door and slide the door latch to the right to unlock it, as shown in the second picture. Remove the battery door. Insert the battery pack so battery contacts match up. Insert the tabs on the bottom of the battery door into the case slots. Close the battery door. Press on the battery door. Slide the latch to the left to lock it. Reattach the hand strap. Chapter 2: Getting Started Step 2: Charge the battery pack Mount the plug onto the wall charger (if it is not already assembled). Plug the wall charger into an outlet. Plug the other end of the wall charger into the DC jack on the Field PC. The device turns on after a few seconds, and a flashing red light signals the device is charging. Charging the Field PC for 4.5 hours charges it up to 95%. Let the device charge for 6 hours to get a full charge. Note: If the Field PC suspends and the flashing red LED turns off, the device keeps charging. Charging temperatures Only charge your battery pack in temperatures between 32°F and 104°F (0°C and 40°C). For best results, charge the battery pack at room temperature (68°F or 20°C). Step 3: Establish basic settings on the device Using the stylus, follow the instructions on the screen to calibrate the device and establish basic settings. We recommend creating a name for the Field PC so external devices like desktop computers or devices that use Bluetooth® technology can differentiate the Field PC from other devices more easily. To create a name, follow these steps: Tap Start > Settings. From the System tab, tap About. The About window appears. Select the Device ID tab at the bottom of the screen. Type in a device name. We recommend using “SN” (serial number) and the device serial number, which can be found by tapping Start > Settings > System and choosing System Configuration. An example of a device name appears below. Important: Read the following paragraph before moving on to Step 4. If you have Microsoft Windows® Vista®, you already have basic file synchronization capability with your desktop Chapter 2: Getting Started computer without installing any additional software. You can skip Steps 4 and 5. To access these basic sync options, connect the Field PC to the desktop computer using a USB cable. For full synchronization support such as Microsoft Outlook® contacts, email, calendar, notes, and tasks, download and install Windows Mobile Device Center through Windows Update on the Start menu of your desktop computer. If you have Windows® 2000 or Windows® XP, follow the next steps to install Microsoft® ActiveSync®, which allows you to install programs onto your device using a desktop computer. Step 4: Install ActiveSync on a desktop computer Important: If you have Microsoft Windows Vista, read the section above before beginning. If you use Windows 2000 or Windows XP, Windows Mobile® 5.0 requires that you use Microsoft ActiveSync 4.1 or greater to connect to your desktop computer. The Getting Started Disc installs ActiveSync 4.5 on your desktop computer. 1. Insert the Getting Started Disc into your desktop computer. A window appears on the display, as shown. 11 Select your language. If ActiveSync 4.5 or greater has not been installed on your desktop computer, follow the directions on the screen to install it. Note: Install ActiveSync before attaching the USB cable to the desktop or Field PC. Step 5: Create an ActiveSync connection Plug USB Client end (mini B) of the USB communications cable into your Field PC. Plug the USB Host end (full size A) of the USB communications cable into your desktop computer. Establish an ActiveSync partnership by following the instructions on the desktop computer screen. You are now ready to use your Field PC. See Chapter 6 for more details about using ActiveSync. 3 Using the Hardware Identifying button functions Customizing button functions Suspending, powering off, resetting, and restoring defaults Using the stylus Using the touchscreen Understanding LED signals Replacing the battery pack Using peripheral devices such as CF cards, SD cards, and USB flash drives Chapter 3 Using the Hardware This chapter teaches you how to use the hardware components of the Field PC. Specifically, you learn how to: Identify button functions Customize button functions Use buttons to suspend, power off, and reset the device Use the stylus Use the touchscreen Replace the battery pack Understand LED signals Use peripheral devices (CF and SD cards and USB drives) with the device Identifying button functions The following chart shows you the names and functions of each button on the keyboard. Button Name Function Start menu button Provides a menu of applications. Applications Manager button Lets you switch between or close running applications; allows you to view memory allocations. Home button Returns you to the Today screen. Context menu button Displays the context menu for the item selected (similar to a right-click on a desktop computer). Enter button Enters the selected soft key or option. Power button Turns the Field PC on and off, resets, suspends. (See more details in the Power button functions section in this chapter.) Four-way directional button Allows you to navigate. Customizing button functions Each button performs a specific function. You can customize the function of the following four buttons to open programs or perform shortcuts: Start menu button Applications Manager button Home button Context menu button Note: The functions assigned to the Enter button, Power button, and Four-way directional button cannot be customized. To reassign a program or shortcut to a button, follow these steps: Tap Start > Settings > Personal tab > Buttons. A list of buttons and their current assignments is displayed on the Program Buttons tab. Tap the button you want to reassign, as shown here. In the Assign a program box, tap the program or shortcut you want to assign to the button. In the example here, the user has selected Start Menu. Tap OK. Suspending, powering off, resetting, and restoring factory defaults The Power button allows you to suspend, power off, or reset the device. A series of keyboard actions also lets you restore the hard drive, settings, and icons to their original factory defaults. Below are instructions for each action. Suspending the device. Suspending the Field PC is different from powering it off: Suspending the device puts it to sleep, and when it is turned back on, the device remembers where it was. Some battery power is used. Powering off the device closes all programs and turns off all of the power. No battery power is used. We recommend suspending your device if you plan to turn it off for less than two weeks. To suspend your device, press the Power button briefly and release. To resume the device from suspend mode, press the Power button again. Note: If you suspend the device while it is charging, the flashing red light disappears. However, the device continues to charge. Powering off the Field PC. Powering off the device ends all programs and removes power from all system components except for the real-time clock. Unlike suspend mode, the device resets when it is powered on again. To preserve battery power, we recommend you power off the device if it will be left unused for two weeks or longer. To power off the Field PC, Save your open files and close any running programs. (For instructions on backing up files, see Backing up data in Chapter 5.) Press the Power button until the Power Button menu appears, as shown here. Note: The device cannot be powered off while it is plugged into the wall charger. 3. Tap Power Off. A warning dialog appears, as shown in the second picture. Tap OK. Note: The keyboard backlight stays on for a few seconds after the device shuts off. The device cannot be powered back on until the keyboard backlight turns off. To power on your Field PC, hold down the Power button until you see the green notification light appear. Resetting the device. Some programs require you to reset your device during the installation process. Follow the steps below to reset the Field PC: Save your open files and close any running programs. (For instructions on backing up files, see Backing up data in Chapter 5.) Press the Power button until the Power Button menu appears. Choose Reset. If your device locks up, you can reset the device by pressing the Power button for 10 seconds or until the screen goes dark. After a few seconds, the device turns on again. Restoring the device to its factory state. Follow the steps below to restore the user storage, settings, and icons on your Field PC to their original factory defaults. WARNING! Restoring the Field PC to its original factory state will permanently erase data saved on the Field PC, any software you installed, and any changes you made to the Field PC, including settings changes. Reset the device from the power button menu or by holding down the power button until the display goes dark. When the green notification LED light appears on the front of the Field PC, simultaneously press and hold the following buttons for several seconds: the Home button, the up arrow on the Four-way directional button, and the Context menu button. 3. Hold the buttons until the Ultra-Rugged Field PC splash screen appears and then disappears. Factory settings are restored automatically. Using the stylus The stylus is stored in an open slot at the top of the device. A hole in the stylus end allows you to attach a lanyard. Like the left button on a desktop computer mouse, the stylus is a tool that lets you select or deselect items and enter data. Like the right button, the stylus lets you perform shortcuts like cutting and pasting. Instructions for these tasks are listed in the chart below. To do this . . . Follow these steps Select an item Tap once. Enter data See Entering Information, a section in the next chapter about data entry options. Open an item or file Tap the item or Cut or copy Tap and hold until the context 1. menu appears. Select2. Cut or Copy. Paste Tap and hold the area where you 1. want to paste. Select2. Paste from the context menu that appears. Open a context menu for an item Tap and hold the item. The context menu appears. Drag and drop Tap and drag the item to the 1. destination. Lift up the stylus.2. Select multiple items Drag the stylus over the items. For instructions on using the transcriber program on your Field PC, see Entering Information in Chapter 4. Using the touchscreen This section explains how to protect, clean, and calibrate the touchscreen. Protecting and cleaning the touchscreen. The touchscreen is sealed to protect your device against water and dust. To protect your touchscreen, we recommend that you apply a touchscreen protector to the screen. For instructions about applying a touchscreen protector or cleaning your touchscreen, see Chapter 10: Caring for your Field PC. CAUTION: Be sure to replace the screen protector as often as the screen protector packaging directs. Calibrating the touchscreen. If the touchscreen is not responding accurately to stylus taps, try calibrating the Tap Start > Settings. The Settings window appears, as shown here. Select the System tab at the bottom of the display. Scroll down and tap on the Screen icon, shown at right. When the Screen window appears, tap Align Screen. Follow the directions on the display to calibrate the touchscreen. 6. After you calibrate the touchscreen, the Screen window appears again. Tap OK to exit the screen. Understanding LED signals The Field PC signals events and processes using a charge LED and a notification LED. Charge LED. This red light appears to the left of the Start menu button. A flashing light signals that the battery is currently charging; a solid light signals that the wall charger is connected but that the battery is fully charged. Note: When the device is suspended or powered off, the charge LED does not appear. Notification LED. Appearing on the right side of the Enter button, the green notification LED appears briefly when you power on the unit after the device is reset or restored to factory defaults. Replacing the battery pack To replace the battery pack, follow these steps: Close all running programs. Suspend the device. CAUTION: The device only stays on for about five seconds without a power source. Always suspend your device before replacing the battery pack. 3. Carefully unhook and lift up the bottom hand strap hook. CAUTION: Releasing the hand strap hook too quickly may result in injury or damage to the display. Use caution when undoing the hook or when holding the Field PC by its hand strap. Press on the battery door about 1/4” beneath the door latch and slide the door latch to the right. Remove the battery door. Note: The door may make a noise while it is being removed, caused by the door scraping against the battery. The sound is normal; no damage is done when you hear this sound. Remove the old battery pack. Make sure the battery contacts of the charged battery pack are clean and dry. Insert the charged battery pack, lining up the battery contacts with the Field PC contacts. Insert the tabs on the bottom of the battery door into the case slots. Close the battery door, making sure the door latch is in the unlock position as the door meets the case. With the door latch in the unlock position, press on the battery door just below the door latch and slide the latch to the left to lock it. Reattach the hand strap. Note: If you remove the battery pack from your device and the device is still attached to the wall charger, the battery icon still appears on the display. When the battery is replaced, charging resumes. For instructions on installing or charging a battery pack, see Chapter 2: Getting Started. For instructions on maintaining and caring for your battery pack, see Chapter 8: Caring for your Field PC. Using peripheral devices such as CF cards, SD cards, and USB flash drives The Field PC accepts several peripheral devices. The USB Host (mini A) accepts devices like USB flash drives and keyboards; the Compact Flash (CF) and Secure Digital (SD) card slots accept memory cards and IO (Input/ Output) cards such as GPS, modem, and Bluetooth cards. Note: If your Field PC has integrated Bluetooth® technology, see Chapters 8-9 for more details about using peripheral devices with the Field PC. If you are using an extended cap for larger peripheral devices, see the extended cap installation instructions at the end of this guide. This section explains how to: Install and operate USB accessories on the Field PC Remove the standard cap to access CF and SDIO card slots Install CF and SD cards Replace CF and SD cards Copy files from a CF or SD card or USB drive Reattach the standard cap Installing and operating USB devices on the Field PC. The USB Host accepts several USB devices, including keyboards and USB flash drives. Note: To be compatible with Windows Mobile® 5.0, some USB serial devices require drivers. Refer to your USB device’s manual or contact the manufacturer to determine compatibility. To install a USB device, plug the mini end of a USB communications cable into the USB Host (labeled A on your device). You may need to use a USB mini-to-full size adapter. Removing the standard cap to access CF and SDIO card slots. The removable standard cap on the Field PC is designed to protect peripheral devices (e.g., CF cards) when they are inserted into the Field PC and to protect the Field PC when no peripheral device is inserted. To remove the standard cap, follow these steps: Remove the stylus. Unscrew the top screws until you can slide off the standard cap. The screws are designed to stay attached to the standard cap. Pull off the standard cap. Insert the CF or SD card. Note: For instructions on replacing the standard cap, see the section in this chapter called Reattaching the standard cap. Installing a CF or SD card. To operate a card, insert the card into the appropriate card slot, located under the standard cap of the Field PC. (See the instructions in the previous section for removing the standard cap.) The system should automatically detect and use the card. However, if the card is not recognized, try the following: Install an appropriate driver by following the directions on the device screen. Operate the card by consulting the user’s guide that came with the card. Reinserting or changing a CF or SD card. Whenever you remove or change a CF or SD card on the Field PC, wait at least 6 seconds before inserting another card into the slot. The Field PC needs this short time delay to properly identify and use the newly inserted card. If a card is re-inserted too quickly, the Field PC may need to reset. To avoid this problem, close all programs before changing or re-inserting a card. Copying data from a CF card, SD card, or USB drive. You can run or copy data from a peripheral device onto your Field PC by following these steps: 1. On the Field PC, tap Start > Programs > File Explorer. Tap and hold the file you want to copy to your Field PC. A pop-up menu appears, as shown here. Note: If you want to copy multiple files, tap and drag the stylus over the files. Once the files are selected, tap and hold the stylus on the files until a pop-up menu appears. Select Copy. Open the destination folder where you want to place your copied file. Tap and hold the stylus on the white space below the existing files until the pop-up menu appears again. Select Paste. The file is copied and its name appears on the screen. Reattaching the standard cap. To reattach the standard cap, follow these steps: Make sure the hand strap is attached to its top latch. Place the standard cap over the case. Use a screwdriver to turn the standard cap screws until they are firmly in place. CAUTION: Do not overtighten the screws. Tightening the screws over 12-in-lbs (1.36 N-m) could result in a failure. The torque specs for the standard cap are 2-in-lbs (0.23 N-m). CAUTION: When the standard cap is removed, the Field PC is not sealed. Avoid exposing the Field PC 27 to moisture when the standard cap is removed, and tighten the standard cap screws firmly after you replace the standard cap. Failure to replace the standard cap properly may void your warranty. 4 Using the Field PC Understanding the Today screen Using the Start menu Entering information Recognizing status icons Recognizing soft keys Rotating the screen Dimming or turning off the backlight Adjusting the backlight timer Chapter 4 Using the Field PC Focusing on the interface elements of the Field PC, this chapter shows you how to: Understand the Today screen (the default display screen) Use the Start menu Enter information with the stylus Recognize status icons Recognize soft keys Change settings Rotate the screen Dim or turn off the backlight to save battery power Adjust the backlight timer Understanding the Today screen The Today screen is the default screen you see when your device powers on. From the Today screen you can view or select Today’s date Owner information Messages Tasks Upcoming appointments The Today screen also allows disables your screen for easy cleaning. To lock the device, simply tap on the words “Device unlocked.” To unlock the device, tap on the word “Unlock” on the two screens that appear. Using the Start menu The Start menu is the main access point to all programs in Windows Mobile®. It allows you to access files, programs, or system settings. To access the Start menu, tap the Start menu icon in the top left corner of your screen or press the Start menu button on the keypad. The Start menu appears, giving you links to programs, settings, and menus. Note: For a description of each item on the Start menu, see Chapter 7: Getting to Know Programs and Settings. Entering information At the bottom of the display is a data entry icon. Tapping on the icon allows you to enter information using the stylus. Specifically, you can choose to: Select alphanumeric characters from the on-screen Keyboard utility (the default input method). 31 Use Letter Recognizer. This input method recognizes character strokes and gestures. Enter text using Block Recognizer. This utility recognizes letters from single strokes. Use Transcriber, a program that allows you to enter data using cursive, print, or mixed handwriting. Note: For more details about using each input method, go to Start > Settings > Input and choose the input method from the Input window. For ideas about how to use the transcribing program more effectively, we recommend Frank McPherson’s book, How to Do Everything with Windows Mobile, published by McGraw-Hill Osborne Media. When you are ready to enter text, you can switch from the default input method (keyboard) by following these steps: On the bottom center of the screen, tap the arrow next to the input method icon (shown). If the input selector arrow is not displayed, tap the input method icon. The input method menu appears, as shown here. Tap the input method you want from the list of options. Using the selected input method, enter your text. Recognizing status icons Status icons show the status of operations on the Field PC. Status icons and their functions are listed in the following chart. Icon Name Function Charge indicator Tells you when the device is charging. Speaker Tap to control volume. Remaining battery capacity Tap to see how much battery power remains. Applications Manager Tap to switch or close running programs. For an additional list of icons and their functions, follow these steps: Tap Start > Help. Select Overview of the Today screen. Tap on What do those status icons indicate? Recognizing soft keys These context-sensitive keys appear as words, buttons, or tabs on the menu bar. Tap on these keys to perform actions or open menus. Here you see soft keys on the Today screen. Rotating the screen The Field PC can show information in portrait or landscape view. Change the orientation by following these steps: Select Start > Settings > System > Screen. Choose from three screen orientations: Portrait, Landscape (righthanded), or Landscape (left-handed). The four-way directional button automatically adjusts for the screen orientation. Dimming or turning off the backlight Dimming or turning off the display backlight saves battery power when the device is running on a battery pack. To dim or turn off the backlight, follow these steps: Tap Start > Settings > System > Brightness. Select the Battery Power tab if it is not already selected. The Brightness window for battery power appears, shown here. 3. Drag the backlight slider slightly to the left to dim the backlight, or drag the slider all the way to the left to turn the backlight off. Note: If the backlight does not turn off completely, tap on the arrow to the left of the Backlight slider, as shown in the second picture. Adjusting the backlight timer By default, the display and keypad backlights are set to turn off after one minute of inactivity. To adjust the time when your backlight turns off, follow these steps: 35 Tap Start > Settings > System > Backlight. The Backlight window appears. To change the timer for external power, tap the External Power tab. Select or deselect the two options. If you selected the first checkbox, choose the length of time before the backlight turns off. 5 Performing Common Tasks on the Field PC Suspending the device Powering off the Field PC Resetting the device Exploring files Closing running programs Switching between running programs Changing settings Using on-device help Backing up data Copying data from a peripheral device Chapter 5 Performing Common Tasks on the Field PC This chapter teaches you how to perform the following common tasks: Suspend the device Power off the device Reset the device Explore files Close programs that are running Switch between running programs Change settings Use on-device help Back up data Copy files from peripheral devices Suspending the device Suspending the Field PC is different from powering it off. During suspend mode, the device sleeps but remembers where it was when it is turned on again; when you power off the Field PC, it does a basic reset. We recommend suspending your device if you want to resume your task or if you plan to use the device on a daily basis. To suspend your device, press the power button briefly and release. To resume the device, press the power button again briefly. Note: If you suspend the device while it is charging, the flashing charge LED disappears. However, the device continues to charge. Powering off the Field PC Powering off the device ends all programs and removes power from all system components except for the real-time clock. Powering off your device saves power without draining the battery. We recommend powering off the mobile device if it will be inactive for more than two weeks. To power off the Field PC, follow these steps: Save and close all applications. (For instructions on backing up your files, see the section in this chapter called Backing up data.) Press the Power button until the Power Button menu appears, as shown here. Tap Power Off, then OK. Note: The keyboard backlight stays on for a few seconds after the device shuts off. Until the keyboard backlight turns off, the device cannot be powered on again. To power on the device, hold the power button until the green notification LED appears. The device is now booting. This process takes about a minute. 39 Resetting the device Some programs require you to reset your device when you install them. Follow the steps below to reset the Field PC: Back up your files and close any open applications. (For instructions on backing up files, see Backing up data in this chapter.) Press the power button until the power button menu appears. Choose Reset. Note: If your device locks up, you can reset the device by pressing the power button for 10 seconds or until the screen goes dark. The device resets itself automatically after a few seconds. Exploring files To explore files stored on the Field PC, follow these steps: Tap Start > Programs > File Explorer. The File Explore window appears. If the drive you want does not already appear, tap on the drop-down menu arrow to select it, as shown here. Navigate the file directory by tapping on the folders and files you want. If you want to go up a level, tap on the Up soft key at the bottom of the screen. 4. Use the Menu soft key at the bottom of the screen to manipulate files. Closing running programs Closing programs that are not being used frees memory and allows the device to run faster. We recommend closing any programs you are not using. Note: Tapping on the X in the top right corner of a program only minimizes the program; the program continues to run in the background. To close one or more running programs, follow these steps: 1. Tap on the Applications Manager icon at the top of the screen or press the Applications Manager button. The screen at the right appears. Select the program(s) you want to close. Tap Stop. Switching between running programs To switch between programs running on your Field PC, follow these steps: 1. Tap on the Applications Manager icon or press the Applications Manager button. Select the program you want to switch to. Tap Activate. The program comes to the forefront. Viewing memory allocation for programs To see how much memory is available for programs and 2. Select the Main tab if is not already selected. Available memory for storage and programs appears. Changing settings To change settings on your device, follow these steps: Tap Start > Settings. The Settings window appears. Choose one of the tabs at the bottom of the screen. Note: See Chapter 7 for a complete list of settings and their locations. Tap on the setting you want to change. Adjust the setting controls. Using on-device help You can access electronic help files on your Field PC from each screen. Windows Mobile® provides help information that is context-sensitive; the help information that appears on the help screen is directly related to what you are doing on the device. To access help files, follow these steps: Tap Start > Help. Select an option from the help menu that appears. Note: If the topic you want is not listed, try one of these options: • Option 1: Choose Contents at the bottom of the screen. A table of contents appears. Tap on the item you want. Option 2: Choose Search at the bottom of the screen. Search allows you to search for specific topics within boundaries you set. Option 3: If you want help about a certain program on your mobile device, open the program first, then tap Start > Help. The help menu items that appear are directly related to the application program. 43 Note: If you need more assistance than a help file provides, visit Microsoft’s website at www.microsoft.com/ mobile or see Chapter 11: Troubleshooting and FAQs. Backing up data Your Field PC is designed to protect your data. However, it is still a good idea to back up your data regularly by saving information to a desktop computer or to a Compact Flash (CF) or Secure Digital (SD) card. Backing up to a desktop computer. To copy files from your Field PC to a desktop computer, follow these steps: 1. If you have Windows® 2000 or Windows® XP, reestablish an ActiveSync® connection (see Chapter 6 for instructions) and continue with Steps 2-6. Note: If you have Microsoft® Windows Vista™, we recommend installing Windows Mobile Device Center™ on your desktop computer from the Microsoft website or by selecting Start > Programs > Microsoft Update on your desktop computer. You can then sync your Field PC with your desktop computer. For more instructions about using Windows Vista, visit Microsoft’s website. 2. In the ActiveSync window on your desktop computer, click Tools > Explore Pocket PC, as shown here. A new window opens, showing the file directory for the Field PC. Select the files on the Field PC you want to copy. Copy the files by choosing Edit > Copy or by right-clicking and choosing Copy. Paste the files onto the desktop computer. Backing up to a CF or SD card. To save information to a card, follow these steps: Select File Explorer from the Start menu. The File Explore window appears. If My device does not already appear as the current directory, tap on the arrow next to the directory that appears, as shown in this image. When a drop-down menu appears, select My device. 45 A list of files appears. Highlight the files you want to back up and tap on Menu in the lower part of the display. A menu of options appears. Tap and hold the stylus on the Edit option, as shown here. Choose Copy from the menu that appears. Select the CF or SD card from the file directory. To paste the files from your Field PC to the CF or SD card, tap the Menu soft key and choose Edit > Paste. You can now remove the card. Copying data from a peripheral device You can copy data from a CF card, SD card, or USB flash drive onto your Field PC by following these steps: On the Field PC, tap Start > Programs > File Explorer. Tap and hold the file you want to copy to your Field PC. A pop-up menu appears, as shown here. Note: If you want to copy multiple files, tap and drag the stylus over the files. Once the files are selected, tap and hold the stylus on the files until a pop-up menu appears. Select Copy from the pop-up menu. Open the destination folder where you want to place your file. (To copy the file to the device drive, select My device.) 47 Tap and hold the stylus on the white space below the list of existing files until a pop-up menu appears. Select Paste. The copied file appears in the folder. 6 Communicating with a Desktop Computer Using ActiveSync® Reestablishing an ActiveSync connection Establishing ActiveSync synchronization settings Creating a device name to use with multiple ActiveSync partnerships Connecting to ActiveSync as a guest Deleting an ActiveSync partnership Transferring files to and from the PC using ActiveSync Exploring the Field PC using ActiveSync Chapter 6 Communicating with a Desktop Computer Using ActiveSync® Note: If you have Windows® 2000 and Windows® XP on your desktop computer, Microsoft® ActiveSync® allows you to synchronize your Field PC and your desktop computer. If you have Windows Vista™, install the full version of Windows Mobile Device Center™ by going to http:// www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile/devicecenter.mspx. Instructions for using Windows Mobile Device Center are available from Microsoft. In Chapter 2, you learned how to create an ActiveSync partnership between your Field PC and your desktop computer. In this chapter, learn how to— Reestablish an ActiveSync connection Establish ActiveSync synchronization settings Create a device name to use with multiple ActiveSync partnerships Connect as a guest Delete an ActiveSync partnership Transfer files to and from the Field PC using ActiveSync Explore your Field PC from a desktop computer Install programs to your Field PC using ActiveSync Reestablishing an ActiveSync Connection You learned how to create an initial ActiveSync connection in Chapter 2. To re-establish an ActiveSync connection, follow these steps: If you plan to charge the Field PC while it is establishing an ActiveSync connection, plug the wall charger into the Field PC now. Plug USB Client end (mini B) of the USB communications cable into your Field PC. Plug the USB Host end (full size A) into your desktop computer. ActiveSync automatically establishes a connection between the Field PC and the desktop computer. Follow the instructions on the desktop computer screen. Note: Microsoft ActiveSync version 4.1 or later is required to connect to the Field PC. Establishing ActiveSync synchronization settings If you are installing ActiveSync on a desktop computer for the first time, a synchronization wizard appears. Follow the instructions on the screen to set up the synchronization settings. Note: If Microsoft Outlook® is installed on the desktop computer, you can set ActiveSync to synchronize Files, Contacts, Notes, Calendar, Email, Tasks, and Favorites on the Field PC every time ActiveSync makes a connection. If you have already installed ActiveSync on the desktop computer, you do not have to reconnect; the device reconnects automatically. Creating a device name to use with multiple ActiveSync partnerships We recommend that you create a name for your device so ActiveSync can differentiate your Field PC from other devices. To create a name, follow these steps: Tap Start > Settings. From the System tab, tap About. The About window appears. Select the Device ID tab at the bottom of the screen. Type in a device name. We recommend using “SN” (serial number) and the device serial number, which can Using ActiveSync® be found by tapping Start > Settings > System and choosing System Configuration. The serial number appears on the System Configuration screen, shown here. Connecting to ActiveSync as a guest In some cases, you may want to set up your device as a guest. For example, you may want to connect your device to a computer only to browse files, copy a file, move a file, or install programs. To connect the Field PC to a desktop computer as a guest, follow these steps: Connect your device to the desktop computer. The Sync Setup wizard starts automatically. On the first page of the wizard, click Cancel. The ActiveSync wizard recognizes your device as a guest. Note: A guest device is only a temporary relationship with a desktop computer. The next time the device connects to the desktop, you need to set up a new relationship as a guest or a partner. 53 Deleting an ActiveSync partnership If your Field PC fails to synchronize completely or if you would like your Field PC to communicate with another desktop computer, you can delete the existing ActiveSync partnership on your desktop computer. To delete a partnership, follow these steps: Disconnect the Field PC from your desktop computer. Open ActiveSync on the current desktop computer. Double-click File from the ActiveSync window, choose Mobile Devices, and select the partnership to delete. Double-click File again, and select Delete Mobile Device. When you connect your Field PC to this desktop computer after you have deleted an ActiveSync partnership, you are asked to create a new partnership. To do this, follow the instructions on the desktop screen. Transferring files to and from the Field PC using ActiveSync You can copy or transfer files between the Field PC and a desktop computer using ActiveSync. Note: Files created in programs like Microsoft® Excel®, Word®, and PowerPoint® are designed to be compatible between the Field PC and a desktop computer. They convert automatically. To transfer files between your desktop computer and your Field PC, follow these steps: Establish an ActiveSync connection. Once connected, the Field PC acts like a new drive called “Mobile Device” on the desktop computer. To access the new “Mobile Device” drive (Field PC) from the desktop computer, click Tools > Explore Pocket PC in the ActiveSync window on your desktop computer, as shown in the previous screen. To view the file directory of the desktop computer, open File Explorer on the desktop computer. In the Mobile Device directory, highlight the files and folders you want to copy to or from the Field PC, right-click on one of the items, and select Copy from the pop-up menu. Navigate to the folder on the desktop computer or Field PC where you want to place the copied files. Drag and drop files between directories or right-click on a blank area of the folder and select Paste from the pop-up menu. Exploring the Field PC using ActiveSync You can explore and manipulate files on the Field PC from the desktop computer using ActiveSync. To explore the Field PC, follow these steps: Connect the Field PC to the desktop computer with Microsoft ActiveSync using the instructions in this chapter called Reestablishing an ActiveSync Connection. In the ActiveSync window on your desktop computer, choose Explore Pocket PC from the Tools menu, as shown in the following image. A list of folders appears, similar to File Explorer. 55 Note: From the list of folders that appears, you can delete files, and you can transfer files to and from the desktop computer. For more details about the Field PC, see the section in this chapter called Transferring files to and from the Field PC using ActiveSync. Installing new applications on the Field PC using ActiveSync Below are some general instructions for installing software on your Field PC. Note: Please refer to the user documentation provided by the software vendor for complete installation instructions. To install a new application, follow these steps: Connect the Field PC to the desktop computer with Microsoft ActiveSync using the instructions in the section called Reestablishing an ActiveSync Connection in this chapter. Download the software from the Internet or insert the software application CD. Run the program. If you inserted a CD and the software setup program runs automatically, skip to Step 6. Locate the file on your desktop computer and double-click on the file to run the setup program. Follow the instructions on the desktop computer screen to run the setup program. While the setup program is running, a sub-window appears asking if you want to install the software application using the default application install directory. If you click Yes, the software installs itself to the internal drive of the Field PC. Skip to Step 8. If you click No, a Select Destination Media window appears, asking where you want to install the application. 7. In the Select Destination Media window, click on the Save In drop-down menu to select an install location. Click OK. The application downloads and installs to the device. When the Application Downloading Complete window appears, check the display of the Field PC to see if any instructions appear. If instructions appear, follow them. If nothing appears on the device, the installation is complete. 57 Click the OK button on the Application Downloading Complete window on the desktop computer, and finish any steps remaining in the software application setup program. To make sure the software application is installed successfully on the device, tap Start > Programs on the Field PC. Look for an icon or title associated with the software application, and tap on the icon or title to run the application. 7 Getting to Know Programs and Settings Understanding Start menu programs and utilities Understanding applications in the Programs menu Accessing programs on the Getting Started Disc Finding settings Chapter 7 Getting to Know Programs and Settings This chapter describes Programs and utilities on the Start menu Applications on the Programs menu Programs available on the Getting Started Disc How to find settings on the Field PC Understanding Start menu programs and utilities The Start menu is the main access point to all programs in Windows Mobile®. It allows you to access files, programs, or system settings. To access the Start menu, tap the Start flag icon or press the Start menu button on the keypad. The Start menu appears, shown at right. A description of each Start menu option follows. • Today screen. The default display of the Field PC. For a detailed description of this screen, see Chapter 4. Calendar. The Calendar tool shows the date and any appointments you scheduled for the day, week, or month. Use Calendar to enter your appointments and notify you of upcoming events. Contacts. Use this program to store the contact information of your associates. Microsoft Internet Explorer®. Internet browser. Messaging. This email client allows you to send and receive emails from Microsoft® Outlook® using ActiveSync® on your desktop computer. If you have a direct Internet connection on your Field PC, you can adjust Messaging to send emails directly from the Field PC. Windows Media® Player. Use this program to play audio and video files. Running programs. If a program is running, it is listed on the Start menu. For example, in the picture of the Start menu shown, Notes and Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® Mobile are running on the Field PC, so they are listed in the Start menu. Tap on the program name to open the application. Programs. Tapping on Programs opens the Programs menu window. The Programs menu allows you to view and access any installed programs. For more details about Programs, see the next section, Programs Menu Options. Settings. Options for settings are divided between three main menus: Personal settings System settings Connections settings Note: For more details about settings, see the section in this chapter called Finding settings. To change your settings, see Chapter 4: Using the Field PC. 61 • Help. On-device help files are context-sensitive; the help information that appears on the help screen is directly related to what you are doing on the device. Note: For more instructions on using help, see Chapter 5: Performing Common Tasks. Understanding applications in the Programs menu The Programs menu lists applications installed on your Field PC. To access the Programs menu, tap Start > Programs. Applications in the Programs menu are described below in the order they appear. For on-device help instructions on how to use a program or for a more detailed description of a program, follow these steps: Open the program. Tap Start > Help. For more detailed instructions about using on-device help, see the section called Using on-device help in Chapter 5. Applications comprise the following: Games. Choose from Bubble Breaker or Solitaire. ActiveSync®. Use this program to synchronize your Field PC with a desktop or laptop computer. You can also use ActiveSync to explore your Field PC and synchronize your contact information, calendar information, emails, and more. Calculator. This program simulates a calculator. Download Agent. Download Agent automates the process of downloading Field PC software updates directly to your Field PC. If you are connected through ActiveSync to a PC with an Internet connection or if you are connected to the Internet through a modem card such as a dial-up, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, cellular, or Bluetooth card, Download Agent automatically displays available updates to the Field PC. You must have a Microsoft Exchange Server set up to send software downloads to the Download Agent on a Field PC. Microsoft® Office Excel® Mobile. View and create charts using this program. Microsoft Excel and Excel Mobile are designed to be compatible. For example, you can open and edit a chart you created on your desktop computer using Microsoft Excel in Microsoft® Excel® Mobile on your Field PC. File Explorer. This utility lets you view, expand, and collapse the Field PC directory folders so you can locate files. Modem Link. Modem Link allows you to connect your Field PC to the Internet or computer network through Compact Flash (CF) and Secure Digital (SD) adapters (e.g., 56K dial-up modem or Ethernet adapters). Notes. Use this program to enter personal notes into the system or use the Voice power analyzer option to record voice clips. Create stand-alone voice monitorings or attach them to notes. Pictures & Videos. This viewer allows you to preview a picture or video without opening it. 63 Pocket MSN®. This customizable program gives you quick access to your MSN Hotmail® Inbox and your MSN Messenger account. Microsoft® Office PowerPoint® Mobile. This viewer lets you view or rehearse PowerPoint presentations built on a desktop computer. Search. The search function helps you find files or programs. Tasks. Use this application to enter new tasks or to view and modify existing tasks. Terminal Services Client. Using this program, you can log on to a PC that is on your network or connected using a VPN (virtual private network) and that has Remote Desktop connections enabled. Using this program, you can also use all of the programs available on that PC from your mobile device. For example, instead of running Word Mobile, you can run the desktop computer version of Word and access all of the .doc files on that PC from your device. For instructions on how to connect using Terminal Services Client, visit the following website: http:// www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/mobility/ getstarted/remoteintro.mspx. Microsoft® Office Word Mobile. Use this program to create and edit documents with graphics while maintaining document formatting. Microsoft Word and Word Mobile are compatible. For example, you can open and edit a file you created on your desktop computer using Microsoft Word in Word Mobile on your Field PC. Note: For more details about using Windows Mobile® 5.0, we recommend Frank McPherson’s How to Do Everything with Windows Mobile®. Copyright 2006. Published by McGraw-Hill Osborne. Accessing programs on the Getting Started Disc The Getting Started Disc that came with your Field PC provides an install to ActiveSync and links to purchase Voice Command and Pocket MSN from Microsoft. Note: The Field PC already comes installed with Pocket MSN. You learned how to install ActiveSync on your desktop computer in Chapter 2: Getting Started. To purchase and install Voice Command, follow these steps: Insert the Getting Started Disc into your desktop computer. The CD runs automatically. Select Add new programs to my device from the main menu. 65 Make sure the Download from Web tab is selected. Click on the word Download by the program you want to install. Your computer will be directed to a download site. Locate the program on the site and follow the instructions for downloading the program to your Field PC. (For further help, visit Microsoft’s website, www.Microsoft.com/mobile.) Finding settings To locate settings, tap Start > Settings. The Settings window appears, showing three menu tabs: Personal, System, and Connections. Use the following chart to identify the location of specific settings. Setting Personal System Connections About X Backlight X Beam X Bluetooth X Buttons X Brightness X Certificates X Clock and Alarms X Connections X Error Reporting X Input X Setting Personal System Connections Lock X Memory X Menus X MSN® options X Network cards X Owner Info X Power X Regional settings X Remove programs X Screen X Sounds and notifications X Today X For instructions on changing settings, see the on-device help. 67 8 Using the Integrated Bluetooth® Option Bluetooth® drivers and profiles Identify the power status of Bluetooth Create a Bluetooth partnership Bluetooth virtual COM ports Set up an outgoing Bluetooth COM port Set up an incoming Bluetooth COM port Chapter 8 Using the Integrated Bluetooth® Option This section explains what you need to know about using integrated Bluetooth wireless technology with your Field PC. Learn how to— Identify the power status of Bluetooth Make the Field PC discoverable to other devices that use Bluetooth Determine the status of Bluetooth Create a Bluetooth partnership Set up an outgoing Bluetooth virtual COM port Specify a COM port within an application Set up an incoming Bluetooth virtual COM port If your Field PC does not have integrated Bluetooth, you need an external Bluetooth card to use Bluetooth. See the instructions associated with the card for details. Note: If you have a device with integrated Bluetooth, the Field PC does not recognize a Bluetooth card. Bluetooth drivers and profiles Microsoft Bluetooth drivers are loaded onto your Field PC at the factory. These drivers support the following profiles: serial devices, ActiveSync, object exchange (OBEX), dial-up networking, and human interface devices (e.g., keyboard or mouse). Profiles not supported include network access point and audio. Supported profiles are described in the next chapter. 70 Identify the power status of Bluetooth using Wireless Manager A line on the Today Screen indicates whether Bluetooth is powered on or off, as shown here. Tap here to access the Wireless Manager By tapping this line, you open Wireless Manager, a utility that controls Bluetooth. The default screen in Wireless Manager shows the power status, the Done soft key, and the Menu soft key (see the following figure). Bluetooth toggle bar 71 The Bluetooth bar acts as a toggle switch, allowing you turn the device on or off easily. If you make the device discoverable, the toggle switches between Off and Discoverable. Tapping on the Done soft key closes the Wireless Manager screen. Tapping on the Menu soft key takes you to the Bluetooth Settings screen, shown in the next image. From here, you can adjust Bluetooth settings, such as turning Bluetooth on or off and creating a Bluetooth partnership. See the following sections for more details. Turn Bluetooth on and off Tap Start > Settings > Connections tab. Tap Bluetooth. Select or clear the Turn on Bluetooth check box. Selecting it turns Bluetooth on; clearing it turns it off. Note: By default, Bluetooth is turned off. If you turn Bluetooth on and then suspend the device, Bluetooth turns off while the Field PC is suspended to save battery power. When you resume (turn on) the Field PC, Bluetooth turns on automatically. Make the Field PC discoverable to another device To allow other devices that use Bluetooth wireless technology to detect the Field PC and communicate with it, you must make your device discoverable or establish a partnership with the other device. Follow these steps to make your device discoverable: Tap Start > Settings > Connections tab. Tap Bluetooth. Select the Turn on Bluetooth checkbox, and then select the checkbox to Make this device discoverable to other devices. Tip: If you do not want the Field PC to be discoverable to other devices, deselect (clear) the Make this device discoverable to other devices checkbox. Create a Bluetooth partnership A partnership is a relationship you create between the Field PC and another device that uses Bluetooth wireless technology to help exchange information securely. Follow the steps below to create a partnership between the Field PC and another device that uses Bluetooth technology: Make sure the two devices are turned on, discoverable, and within at least 30 feet of one another. Tap Start > Settings and then tap the Connections tab. Tap Bluetooth > Devices tab > Add New Device. Your device searches for other devices with Bluetooth 73 capabilities and displays them in the list, as shown here. The name of the Bluetooth device appears. Tap the name, then tap Next. If the Bluetooth device has an assigned a passkey, enter the number. If the device has not already been assigned a passkey but requires one, enter an alphanumeric passkey on the Field PC between 1 and 16 characters in the Passkey option. Tap Next. Note: If you are unsure whether your device requires a passkey and whether one has already been assigned to your Bluetooth device, see the user documentation that came with the device. Important: If the Bluetooth device does not use a passkey, leave the passkey blank and tap Next, as shown in the first image below. A message appears, asking if you want to add the device to the device list. Choose No and skip to step 7. Note: It is important to choose No when you are asked whether you want to add to the device to the device list; choosing Yes sends you back to the passkey screen. Enter the same passkey on the other device. In the Partnership Settings screen on the Field PC, you can assign a new name to the device in the Display Name option. Select the service you want to use from the Services box, then tap Finish. Bluetooth virtual COM ports Some application programs connect using a virtual COM port (serial port) when making a Bluetooth connection. To make a connection possible for such programs, you must first set up a virtual COM port on the Field PC. Once created, this virtual port can be used like any other COM port. For example, you can use a virtual COM port for programs that connect to a GPS receiver. You can 75 also use it to connect to a printer that is enabled with Bluetooth technology. When setting up a virtual COM port, you must specify if the COM port is an outgoing COM port or an incoming COM port. An outgoing COM port means that the Field PC initiates communication with the other device. For example, when you are using a Bluetooth GPS receiver, the Field PC initiates the request for data; thus, the virtual COM port connecting with the receiver would be an outgoing COM port. An incoming COM port means that the other device is initiating the communication with the Field PC. For example, a desktop computer might initiate a Bluetooth ActiveSync connection with the device via the virtual COM port. For more details about setting up outgoing and incoming COM Ports, read the following sections. Set up an outgoing Bluetooth COM port Use this option if you want to assign the virtual COM port as an outgoing COM port (i.e., you want to use the Field PC to initiate communications with another device). Follow the steps below to set up an outgoing Bluetooth COM port. 1. Make sure you have paired with the serial port device you want to communicate with. To do this, follow the steps in the section called Create a Bluetooth partnership in this chapter. 2. Select the COM Ports tab. Tap New Outgoing Port, the second option shown in the following figure. The Add a Device screen appears. Tap on the name of the device you want to set up as an outgoing port, as shown in the following image. 77 Select a numbered COM port from the list of ports that appear. If the port cannot be created, it is in use. Select a different numbered port. Important: Deselect the Secure Connection option below the list of COM ports, as shown above. Deselecting this option ensures that the device disconnects its Bluetooth connection only when you tell it to. Tap Finish. Once the virtual COM port is assigned using the outgoing Bluetooth COM port, specify the COM port assignment within your application as explained in the user documentation for the application. An example follows. Suppose you are using a Bluetooth-enabled GPS receiver with the device and a navigation program on the Field PC. In this example, assume you have set up a virtual COM port between the Field PC and the GPS receiver and that you assigned the outgoing COM port as COM 6. To assign the COM port in your navigation program, you would then follow these steps: Locate the place in the navigation program where the COM port is chosen. Select COM Port 6 as the COM port for the Bluetooth GPS receiver. Set up an incoming Bluetooth COM port Use this option if you want to assign the virtual COM port as an Incoming COM port (i.e., you want another device to initiate communications with the Field PC). If you are connected with a Bluetooth device that supports serial communications, follow these steps to set up the incoming Bluetooth COM port: Press the COM Ports tab. Tap on New Incoming Port. Select a numbered COM port from the list. Note: If the port cannot be created, it is in use. Select a different numbered port. Important: Deselect (clear) the Secure Connection checkbox, as shown here. Deselecting this option ensures that the device disconnects its Bluetooth connection only when you tell it to. Tap Finish. For more information about using Bluetooth to connect to other devices, see the next chapter, Supported Bluetooth Profiles. 79 9 Supported Bluetooth® profiles Serial Port Profile Dial-Up Networking (DUN) Profile Human Interface Device (HID) Profile Object Push Profile (OPP) Chapter 9 Supported Bluetooth® Profiles This chapter describes the Bluetooth® profiles recognized by the Microsoft drivers installed on your Field PC. Drivers determine which devices your Field PC can communicate with. If you are using an external Bluetooth CF or SDIO card and you installed a new driver specific to this card (recommended), consult the documentation that came with the driver for instructions about its profiles. Note: Bluetooth cards are not recognized by modules with integrated Bluetooth. For general instructions about using an integrated Bluetooth module, see Chapter 8. This chapter is organized by Bluetooth profile, each of which is briefly described below. Instructions for using each profile to create Bluetooth partnerships follow. Serial Port Profile (SPP). Similar to a serial cable, this profile acts as a liaison between two devices, such as the Field PC and a GPS receiver, using virtual ports. (These ports are described in the previous chapter.) Dial-Up Networking (DUN). Lets you connect to a computer through a cell phone or a Bluetoothenabled modem. Human Interface Device (HID). Allows you to communicate between the Field PC and a Bluetooth keyboard or mouse. Object Push Profile (OPP). This profile lets you exchange files like data, audio, business cards, appointments, and contacts. Similar to the well-known object exchange profile (OBEX). Serial Port Profile (SPP) This section explains how to: Communicate with another device using the Serial Port Profile Configure ActiveSync ® to synchronize through the Serial Port Profile Connect to a desktop computer that has a Bluetooth dongle Print from the Field PC to a Bluetooth printer using the Serial Port Profile Communicating with another device using the Serial Port Profile Follow the instructions below to communicate with a device using the Serial Port Profile. On the Field PC, tap on the Wireless Manager icon to make sure Bluetooth is on and that the Field PC is discoverable. (For instructions on doing this, see the previous chapter.) In the Wireless Manager, tap Menu > Bluetooth Settings > Device tab > New partnership. Select your target device and tap Next to create a Bluetooth partnership with the target device. Note: After you have created a partnership with a device, the device automatically appears in the list of Bluetooth devices. You do not have to re-create a device partnership. Enter the passkey on the Field PC and on the device. (See the documentation for the device for details. If there is no passkey listed for the device, tap Next, then No.) On the Field PC, select Serial Port and tap Finish. The device appears on the list of partnerships. Choose the COM Ports tab. Choose New Outgoing Port and tap Next. Select a COM port that is available. Important: Deselect (clear) the Secure Connection checkbox. Deselecting this option ensures that the device disconnects the Bluetooth connection only when you tell it to. Tap Finish to save the settings. Tap OK and Done to close the Wireless Manager application. Configuring ActiveSync on a Bluetooth-enabled desktop computer to synchronize through the Serial Port Profile Make sure ActiveSync is set up properly on your desktop computer. Make sure there are no current ActiveSync connections on your desktop. Note: If another device is already connected to the desktop, serial ports do not appear available. To fix this, unplug the connected device, then tap Refresh on the Field PC. On the Today screen of the Field PC, tap on the Wireless Manager icon and make sure Bluetooth is on or discoverable. Within Wireless Manager, select Menu then tap Bluetooth Settings. Select the Devices tab. Tap New Partnership. Tap on the name of the desktop computer, then tap Next. Enter a passkey on the Field PC. Enter the same passkey on your desktop computer. Select ActiveSync on the Field PC. If no ActiveSync option appears in the list of available services on the Field PC, check the ActiveSync configuration on your desktop. Tap Finish to save the settings. Tap OK > Done to close the Wireless Manager application. On the Field PC, tap Start > Programs > ActiveSync. Choose Connect via Bluetooth. Connecting to a desktop computer using a Bluetooth dongle Make the Field PC discoverable. Select the COM Ports tab. Choose New Outgoing Port. Select the device and tap Next. Select an available COM Port. Important: Deselect (clear) the Secure connection option. Deselecting this option ensures that the device disconnects its Bluetooth connection only when you tell it to. Tap Finish to save your settings. On your desktop PC, right-click the Bluetooth icon on your menu bar. Select Add Bluetooth device. Select Let me choose passkey. Type in a passkey. On the Field PC, type in the same passkey. Tap Next, OK, and Done. Print from the Field PC to a Bluetooth printer using the Serial Port Profile Currently, no built-in Windows Mobile 5.0 application supports printers. However, you can use third-party printing programs such as PrintBoy® to print data from the Field PC with a Bluetooth printer. Before you set up a third-party print application, you need to first discover the Bluetooth printer. To do so, follow these steps: On the Field PC, make sure Bluetooth is on and that the Field PC is discoverable. (See the previous chapter for instructions.) In the Wireless Manager, tap Menu then Bluetooth Settings. From the Devices tab, select New partnership. When the printer appears on the list of devices, select it. Tap Next. Enter the passkey and tap Next. Select Serial Port. From the COM Ports tab, tap New Outgoing port. Select the printer. Tap New COM port. Deselect the Secure Connection option. You can now print using a third-party print application you install on the Field PC. For details about using the application to print, see the documentation that came with the application. Dial-Up Networking (DUN) Profile This profile allows you to connect to the Internet using a cell phone dial-up connection or cordless modem. Instructions for partnering with both device types are described below. Connecting to the Internet using a cell phone dialup connection 1. Make your cell phone discoverable. (See the user documentation that came with your cell phone for instructions.) On the Field PC, tap on the Wireless Manager icon on the Today screen. (For more details, see the previous chapter.) Tap Menu > Bluetooth Settings. Select the Turn on Bluetooth checkbox and make sure Make the device discoverable to other devices is deselected. In the Devices tab, choose New Partnership. Select your cell phone from the list of devices and tap Next. Enter any passkey on the Field PC. Enter the same passkey and any other requested information on your cell phone. On the Field PC, select Dialup Networking, then tap Next. Tap Start > Settings > Connections tab > Connections. Choose Add a new modem connection. Enter a name for the connection and select Bluetooth as the modem. Tap Next. Select the name of your cell phone, then tap Next. Enter the phone access number according to your phone carrier’s specifications. Tap Next. Enter a user name, password, and domain as specified by your network administrator. Tap Advanced. Fill in the remaining boxes as appropriate. Tap OK when you are done. Tap Finish. Now you should be able to connect to the Internet on the Field PC through your phone’s dialup connection. Connecting to the Internet using a cordless modem To connect to the Internet using a cordless modem, follow the steps below: Tap on the Bluetooth icon on the Today screen to open Wireless Manager. Make sure Bluetooth is on. (See the previous chapter for details.) Tap Menu > Bluetooth Settings. In the Mode tab, make sure Turn on Bluetooth is selected and that Make the device discoverable to other devices is deselected. Open the Devices tab and choose New Partnership. When the cordless modem device is found, tap on it. Enter the passkey. In the Partnership Settings screen, make sure Serial Port is not selected and that Dialup Networking is selected. Tap Save. Tap once on the device name to select it. Tap Start > Settings > Connections tab > Connections. Choose Add a new modem connection. Enter a name. Select Bluetooth as the modem. Tap Next. Select the name of the modem and tap Next. Enter your ISP number as provided by your ISP provider and tap Next. Type in a user name and password. Choose Advanced. Change the baud rate to 115200. Fill in the remaining boxes as appropriate. Click OK when you’re done. Tap Finish. Now that you have established a dial-up network connection, you can check email or look at a webpage using one of two methods. The first method is to let an application do the work. (This option is especially useful with cell phones.) The second method is to do the work yourself. Instructions for each method follow. Method 1: Use an Internet browser or application Open Internet Explorer®. Fill in the network login boxes. Method 2: Do it yourself From the Today screen, tap Start > Settings > Connections tab > Connections. Choose Manage existing connections. Tap and hold on a connection and choose Connect from the menu that appears. Human Interface Device (HID) Profile This profile allows you to connect with Human Interface Devices like Bluetooth keyboards and mice. To make a connection, follow these steps: Make sure Bluetooth is on or discoverable. Create a Bluetooth partnership with the device. (See the previous chapter for instructions on how to do these tasks.) Make sure the HID is ready for pairing and select New Partnership to search for a Bluetooth device. Select the name of the HID and tap Next. If the device has an assigned passkey or accepts a passkey you give it, enter the passkey on the Field PC and tap Next. If the device needs no passkey, leave the Passkey field blank, tap Next, and choose No when you are asked whether you want the device to be added to the device list. Note: Saying No when you are asked whether you want to add the device to the device list allows you to proceed to the next screen; saying Yes returns you to the passkey screen. If appropriate, enter the same passkey on the HID to establish a partnership. Select Input Device. Tap Finish. You now have a partnership with the HID. Note: If no partnership appears for the HID on the Devices tab screen, try resetting your Field PC. Object Push Profile (OPP) or beaming Your Field PC uses Object Exchange File (OBEX) protocol to transfer or “push” electronic objects such as business cards from one Bluetooth-enabled device to another. For instructions, read on. Transferring data from a Bluetooth-enabled device To send data from a Bluetooth-enabled device to the Field PC, follow these steps: Make sure the Field PC is discoverable. (See the previous chapter or the on-device help on the Field PC for instructions.) On the Bluetooth-enabled device, tap and hold the stylus on the filename you want to beam. A menu appears. Choose Beam File. The device finds the Field PC. Send data from the device to the Field PC. The Field PC receives the data. To send data from your Field PC to a Bluetooth device, follow these steps: Make sure the device is discoverable. (For instructions, see the user documentation that came with your device.) On the Field PC, make sure Bluetooth is on. (See the previous chapter for instructions.) In File Explorer, tap and hold on the name of the file you want to transfer, then choose Beam File from the menu that appears. When the name of the device becomes visible, tap on the name. On the Bluetooth device, accept the file. The file is transferred. 10 Caring for Your Field PC Storing the Field PC and battery packs Protecting the touchscreen Protecting the Field PC against mechanical shock Battery pack warnings Equipment warnings Using the Field PC in extreme temperatures Cleaning the Field PC Repairing the Field PC Disposing of the Field PC and battery packs Chapter 10 Caring for Your Field PC This chapter explains how to store, clean, and protect your Field PC and battery packs. Specifically, it provides guidelines for— storing your Field PC and battery packs protecting the touchscreen protecting the Field PC against mechanical shock battery pack warning equipment warnings using the Field PC in extreme temperatures cleaning the Field PC repairing the Field PC disposing of the Field PC and battery packs Storing your Field PC and battery packs This section describes what you need to know about storing your device and battery packs, including the storage temperature range of the Field PC how to store the Field PC for less than two weeks how to store the device for more than two weeks how to take the Field PC out of extended storage Storage temperature range of the Field PC. The Field PC can be stored at temperatures between -22° F and 140° F (-30° C to 60° C). If possible, store your Field PC indoors. Doing so helps protect your device from extreme temperatures and helps your device run efficiently at startup. Storing the Field PC for less than two weeks. If you plan to store your device for less than two weeks, suspend the device by following these steps: As a precaution, back up your data onto a desktop computer or an external storage device such as a CF or SD card. (See Chapter 3: Using the Hardware for more instructions on backing up your data.) Leave the battery pack in the device. If you plan to store the device longer than a few days, it is a good idea to leave the device connected to the wall charger or to make sure the battery pack is fully charged. Suspend the device. Storing the Field PC for more than two weeks. To store the device safely for longer than two weeks, follow these steps: Back up your data. Tap the Applications Manager icon to close all running application programs. Charge the battery pack to full capacity (100%). Unplug the wall charger. Press the Power button until the Power Button menu appears. Select Power Off from the menu, then tap OK. Place the Field PC in a safe, dry place. Taking the Field PC out of extended storage. The battery pack discharges slightly during extended storage periods. When you are ready to use your Field PC again, follow these steps so your battery pack runs efficiently: Plug the Field PC into a charger. Charge the battery pack. (To check the battery power status, tap on the battery icon at the top of the screen.) Only charge the battery pack in temperatures between 32°F and 104°F (0°C and 40°C). For best results, charge the battery pack at room temperature (68°F or 20°C). Protecting the touchscreen Protect the touchscreen from impact, pressure, or abrasive substances that could damage it. To further protect the touchscreen, apply one of the adhesive screen protectors that came with your Field PC. CAUTION: Be sure to replace the screen protector as often as the screen protector packaging directs. To apply a screen protector, follow these steps: Make sure the Field PC screen is free of oils and dirt. You can wipe it with a microfiber cloth. Peel back the paper liner from the screen protector, exposing approximately one inch, as shown in the following image. Align bottom corners of the screen protector with the Field PC screen, sticky side down. Smooth the screen protector while peeling back the liner, working out air bubbles as you go. Continue smoothing until the paper liner is removed. Note: Some air bubbles may still be visible, but they fade away in a short time. You can use a credit card to gently push out any excess air. Protecting the Field PC against mechanical shock The Field PC is designed for protection from mechanical shock. It can be dropped from up to five feet (1.524m) onto concrete. Shock protection is guaranteed only when the top cap and body molding are securely in place. Battery warnings WARNING! This device comes with a lithium ion rechargeable battery pack. To reduce the risk of fire or burns, do not disassemble, crush, puncture, short external contacts, or expose the battery pack to fire. Follow these additional safety guidelines: Use only battery packs approved for use with this device. Do not store or leave your device or battery pack near a heat source such as a radiator, fireplace, stove, electric heater, or other heat-generating appliance, or otherwise expose it to temperatures in excess of 140° F (60° C). Do not try to open the battery pack. Do not carry a battery pack in your pocket, purse, or other container where metal objects (such as car keys or paper clips) could short-circuit the battery pack terminals. Keep the battery pack contacts clean. If they get dirty, wipe them off with a soft cloth. Dispose of the battery pack properly. See the section called Disposing of your Field PC and battery packs in this manual for instructions. Do not install the battery pack backwards so that the polarity is reversed. Do not connect the positive terminal and the negative terminal of the battery pack to each other with any metal object (such as wire). Do not solder directly onto the battery pack. Do not place the battery pack in direct sunshine. In the rare event that the battery pack leaks and fluid gets into the eye, do not rub the eye. Rinse well with water and immediately seek medical care. • Dispose of the battery pack properly. See the section below, Disposing of your Field PC and battery packs for instructions. Equipment warnings WARNING! To reduce the risk of personal injury, electrical shock, fire or damage to the equipment: Plug the wall charger into an electrical outlet that is easily accessible at all times. Disconnect power from the equipment by unplugging the wall charger from the electrical outlet or unplugging the synchronization cable from the host computer. Do not place anything on the wall charger cord or any of the other cables. Arrange them so that no one may accidentally step on or trip over them. Do not pull on a cord or cable. When unplugging the wall charger from the electrical outlet, pull on the plug, not the cord. Use only wall chargers intended for the Field PC. Using any other external power source can damage your product and void your warranty. Using the Field PC in extreme temperatures The Field PC operates in ranges from -22° F to 122° F (-30° C to 50° C). To help your device function properly, store the device indoors when possible. Other tips: If the Field PC is exposed to temperatures below 14°F (-10°C ), the device may slow down or the display backlight may become dim to reduce the load on the battery power. Extremely low or high temperatures may prevent the battery pack from charging. Charge the battery pack in temperatures between 32°F and 104°F (0° C and 40° C). For best results, charge the battery pack at room temperature (68°F or 20°C) Cleaning the Field PC This section explains how to clean the touchscreen the communications module (area housing the USB port, DC jack, and serial port) the speaker or microphone the stylus slot the display bezel CAUTION: Always make sure the top cap is on and screws are fitted tightly before you begin cleaning your Field PC. Touchscreen. To clean the touchscreen, follow these steps: Press the power button briefly to suspend the device. If you applied a protector to the touchscreen, carefully remove it. Apply water or a mild cleaning solution such as Windex® or 409® to a microfiber cloth and gently wipe off the touchscreen. Other approved cleaners include Citrus Wonder® and Citrus All Purpose Cleaner®. CAUTION: Do not use tissues, paper towels, or harsh cleaning agents to clean the touchscreen. If you used a cleaning solution, rinse the touchscreen with water and dry it with a microfiber cloth. Press the power button to resume the device. CAUTION: Long exposure to the following solutions may damage your device: pine oil oil based paint automotive brake cleaner isopropyl alcohol carburetor cleaner In case the device is exposed to one of these solutions, wipe it off with a mild cleaning solution. Case overmolding. Clean the rubber-like overmolding that surrounds the case with a cloth and a mild cleaning solution like 409 or Citrus Wonder. After you are done cleaning, rinse the device with water. Communications module (area housing the USB port, DC jack, serial port). To clean the communications module, run it under a faucet. Use a soft toothbrush or toothpick to clean out any remaining dirt. Speaker and microphone. If debris gets in the speaker or microphone, use a soft bristle brush to remove it. Do not insert any object into the speaker or microphone holes. Stylus slot. Rinse the stylus slot with water. Display bezel. If the edge under the bezel gets dirty, use a microfiber cloth to remove the debris. Do not remove the bezel. 101 Repairing the Field PC If the Field PC is in need of repair, call PMI technical support (800) 296-4120 for a Return Materials Authorization number (RMA). IMPORTANT: Do not attempt to service the device yourself. This action voids the warranty. Disposing of the Field PC and battery packs This product must not be disposed of with municipal waste. It is your responsibility to dispose of your waste equipment by handing it over to a designated collection point for the recycling of waste electrical and electronic equipment. If you cannot find a location, contact PMI for information about disposal. The lithium-ion battery packs for your Field PC are recyclable. Avoid placing them in the trash or municipal waste system. To find the nearest battery recycling center in the USA, visit the Rechargeable Battery Recycling Corporation’s website at www.rbrc.org/call2recycle/index.html or call 1-800-8-battery. The Field PC contains no mercury or cadmium. 11 Troubleshooting and Service Tips Troubleshooting tips Preparing for a service center call Chapter 11 Troubleshooting and Service Tips This chapter includes some basic troubleshooting tips. It also explains what you need to do before you call PMI technical support at (800) 296-4120 for a repair. Answers to questions about Windows Mobile® may be available through the help files on your device or on the Windows Mobile website from Microsoft® at www.Microsoft.com/mobile. If you cannot find answers to your questions through these methods, contact your service center. (See the section in this chapter called Preparing for a service center call.) Troubleshooting tips This section provides solutions for the following issues: The battery pack will not charge fully. The touchscreen responds inaccurately to stylus taps. The screen does not calibrate correctly or completely. The Field PC runs slowly. The Field PC drops its ActiveSync® connection. The Field PC locks up. Issue 1: The battery pack will not charge to 100% or to “0 mAh Consumed”. Solutions: Try discharging the battery pack completely. You can turn off all auto-suspend and auto-backlight timers to drain the battery pack more quickly. Once the battery pack is fully discharged, try charging it again. If the battery pack does not charge to full, try repeating the full discharge and charge cycle a few more times. If the battery pack still does not charge to full, try using a different battery pack to confirm that the problem is specific to the original battery pack. Only charge the battery pack in temperatures between 32°F and 104°F (0°C and 40°C). For best results, charge the battery pack at room temperature (68°F or 20°C). Issue 2: The touchscreen does not respond accurately to stylus taps. Solutions: Try recalibrating the touchscreen. (See the section in Chapter 3 called Using the touchscreen.) If the device is not responding to stylus taps at all and you are on the Today screen, look to see if the device is locked. To unlock the device, press the Unlock soft key on the screen. If the device is unlocked but the stylus continues to respond inaccurately, close all open programs and reset the device. (See Chapter 5 for instructions.) Issue 3: During calibration, the screen does not respond to stylus strokes or does not complete the calibration process. Solutions: Check to see if there is something stuck underneath the bezel. Use a microfiber cloth to remove any excess debris. Also check to see if there is damage or wear on any area of the touchscreen. In case of damage, contact your service center. 105 Issue 4: The Field PC runs slowly. Solutions: It is possible that you have too many programs running. Try closing any programs you are not using. To view and close running programs, follow these steps: 1. Tap on the Applications Manager icon. The Applications Manager window appears. Tap on the Running Programs tab in the Applications Manager window. Select a program and tap Stop. This closes the program. Issue 5: My Field PC quickly drops its ActiveSync connection to my desktop computer. Solutions: Firewall programs sometimes cause ActiveSync connection problems. In these cases, the firewall sees the Field PC as a strange and possibly hostile computer and prevents the device from connecting to the desktop computer. To allow the mobile device to connect to your desktop computer, follow these steps: Use the serial cable to connect your device to the desktop computer. Follow the ActiveSync wizard instructions. If your firewall application brings up a warning message asking whether you want to allow a connection, check the option to allow the connection and click “Yes”. Note: If the warning message above does not appear when you try to connect to the desktop computer but the device is still being dropped, contact your service center. Issue 6: The Field PC locks up. Solution: To reset the device, press and hold the Power button for 10 seconds or until the screen goes dark. The device turns on again after a few seconds. Preparing for a service center call When you contact PMI technical support at (800) 2964120, you are asked to identify your device. Your device serial number and other identification information can be found by following these steps: Tap Start > Settings. The Settings window appears. Tap the System tab. Choose System Config. The System Configuration window appears, listing the information you need for the service center. 107 12 Information for Software Developers Programming documentation Software Development Kit (SDK) Software development tools Chapter 12 Information for Software Developers Programming documentation Documentation for programming Microsoft Windows Mobile® can be found at: http://msdn.Microsoft.com/mobility/Windowsmobile/ default.aspx. This website from Microsoft is designed for software programmers. Software Development Kit (SDK) Your Field PC uses the standard SDK Microsoft provides. More information about the Windows Mobile 5.0 SDK for Pocket PC devices can be found at: http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsmobile/ default.aspx Software development tools Microsoft recommends Visual Studio® 2005 for Windows Mobile development. This tool gives users the ability to create “native” code so they can debug and test in a close relationship with the device. Older development tools allow you to compile applications, but they do not offer device connectivity options for more complete development and verification tasks. More information about Visual Studio 2005 and other tools from Microsoft can be found at: http://msdn.Microsoft.com/mobility/Windowsmobile/ howto/Windowsmobile5/default.aspx 111 AppendixA Product Specifications Product Specifications 9-Pin Serial Port Pinouts Appendix A Product Specifications Features Your Field PC Operating System Microsoft® Windows Mobile® 5.0 Processor Intel® XScale® PXA270, 520 MHz Memory 64 MB low-power RAM Primary Storage Internal solid-state 128, 256 or 512 MB Flash Secondary Storage Internal solid-state 128 MB Flash (portion reserved for OS) Display 3.5” (89 mm) QVGA active matrix color TFT transflective LCD with LED backlight; 240 x 320 pixels Touchscreen Sealed, resistive, pressure sensitive CF and SD Card Slots Compact Flash (Type I or Type II), Secure Digital (SD or SDIO); each card slot provides 3.3 V; user accessible, sealed Keyboard Four-way directional button, standard key functions, LED backlit keys Physical 6.5” length x 3.5” wide x 1.7” thick (165 x 89 x 43 mm), 17 oz (482 g); magnesium case with elastomer overmold Appendix A: Product Specifications and Pinouts Features Your Field PC Operating Temperature for Devices without Internal Bluetooth -22° to 122°F (-30° to 50°C) Operating Temperature for Devices with Internal Bluetooth -4° to 122°F (-20° to 50°C) Storage Temperature -22° to 140°F (-30° to 60°C) Battery Charging Temperature 32° to 104°F (0° to 40°C) IP67 Sealed rating, waterproof and dustproof MIL-STD-810F Water, humidity, sand and dust, vibration, altitude, shock, high temperature, low temperature, temperature shock Shock Absorbency Multiple drops onto concrete from 5 ft (1.5 m) through temperatures ranging from -22 to 122° F (-30 to 50° C) Batteries Intelligent, rechargeable Li-Ion battery pack, 14 W-hr (nom.) Communications Module Serial port 9-pin D-sub connector, USB Host (Mini A), USB Client (Mini B), 12 VDC jack for power input and battery charging 115 Features Your Field PC COM 1 Port 9-pin D-sub connector; full modem control signals, 5 V @ 200 mA available on DTR pin 4; controlled by DTR signal; conformal coated Current Limits CF card slot: 3.3 V; SD card slot: 3.3 V; USB Host: 5 V; 9-pin D-sub connector: 5 V on DTR line; recommended maximum combined output current: 500 mA; short circuit protected Power Voltage +12 VDC; Range +10 10-20 VDC; Current: Max 12 V @ 850 mA; reverse polarity protection; over voltage protection; auto shut off Wireless Communication Options Integrated Bluetooth or Bluetoothsupported with CF or SD Bluetooth card; Wi-Fi supported; wireless cellular modem Internal Clock Battery-backed real time clock Development Environment SDK for Windows Mobile® for Embedded Visual C++® version 4.0 and Visual Studio® 2005 Enunciators External power/charge LED and notification LED; other enunciators on system tray Certifications FCC Class B, European CE Mark 9-pin serial port pinouts Pin # Description 1 Data Carrier Detect (DCD) Input 2 Receive Data (RCD) Input 3 Transmit Data (TXD) Output 4 Data Terminal Ready (DTR) Output 5 Ground (GND) 6 Data Set Ready (DSR) Input 7 Request To Send (RTS) Output 8 Clear To Send (CTS) Input 9 Ring Indicator (RI) Input 117 AppendixB Certifications and Regulatory Information Regulatory Information CE marking Appendix B Certifications and Regulatory Information Regulatory information This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when the equipment is used in a commercial or residential environment. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not used in accordance with the reference guide, may cause harmful interference to radio communication. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures: Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation of this equipment is subject to the following two conditions: The device may not cause harmful interference. This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. CAUTION: Only approved accessories may be used with this equipment. In general, all cables must be high quality, shielded, correctly terminated, and normally restricted to two meters in length. Wall chargers approved for this product employ special provisions to avoid radio interference and should not be altered or substituted. CAUTION: Changes or modifications to the Field PC that are not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment. CE marking Products bearing the CE marking comply with the EMC Directive (89/336/EEC), the R&TTE Directive (1999/5/EC), and the Low Voltage Directive (73/23/EEC) issued by the Commission of the European Community. CE compliance of this device is valid only if powered with/by a CE-marked wall charger provided by the manufacturer. Compliance with these directives implies conformity to the following European Norms (in parentheses are the equivalent international standards and regulations): EN 55022 (CISPR 22)—Electromagnetic Interference EN 55024 (IEC 61000-4-2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 11)— Electromagnetic Immunity 121 EN 61000-3-2 (IEC 61000-3-2) —Power Line Harmonics EN 61000-3-3 (IEC 61000-3-3) —Power Line Flicker EN 60950 (IEC 60950) —Product Safety ETS 300 328-2 —Technical Requirements for 2.4 GHz Radio Equipment EN 301 489-1, -17 —General EMC Requirements for Radio Equipment Appendix C Standard Warranty Terms and Conditions Appendix C Standard Warranty Terms and Conditions Limited Product Warranty Power Monitors, Inc. (“PMI”) warrants that the Field PC/Field PCs shall be free from defects in materials and workmanship, under normal intended use, for a period of 12 months from the date of shipment. The Field PC can be warranted up to 5 years (including the standard warranty period) through the purchase of an extended warranty. PMI warrants that the following items shall be free from defects in materials and workmanship, under normal intended use, for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of shipment: battery packs, media containing the Field PC programs, desktop computer programs, user documentation, and accessories. Warranty exclusions This warranty shall not apply if: (i) the product has been set up improperly or has been improperly installed or calibrated, (ii) the product is operated in a manner that is not in accordance with the user documentation, (iii) the product is used for a purpose other than for which it was designed, (iv) the product has been used in environmental conditions outside of those specified for the product, (v) the product has been subject to any modification, alteration, or change by or on behalf of customer (except and unless modified, changed or altered by PMI or under direct supervision of PMI), (vi) the defect or malfunction results from misuse or accident, (vii) the serial number on the product has been tampered with or removed, or (viii)the product has been opened or tampered with in any way. This warranty is exclusive and PMI will not assume and hereby expressly disclaims any further warranties, whether express or implied, including, without limitation, any warranty as to merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement or any warranties arising from the course of performance, dealing, or usage of trade. PMI specifically makes no warranties as to the suitability of its products for any particular application. PMI makes no warranties that its products will meet your requirements or will work in combination with any hardware or applications software products provided by third parties, the operation of its products will be uninterrupted or error free, or all defects in the product will be corrected. PMI shall not be responsible for software, firmware, information, or memory data contained in, stored on, or integrated with any products returned to PMI for repair, whether under warranty or not. Remedy 125 In the event a defect in materials or workmanship is discovered and reported to PMI within the specified warranty period, PMI will, at its option, repair the defect or replace the defective part or product. Replacement products may be new or reconditioned. PMI warrants any replaced or repaired product for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of return shipment, or through the end of the original warranty period, whichever is longer. Limitation of Liability To the fullest extent allowed by law, the obligation of PMI shall be limited to the repair or replacement of the product. PMI shall in no event be liable for special, incidental, or consequential, indirect, special or punitive damages of any kind, or for loss of revenue or profits, loss of business, loss of information or data, or other financial loss arising out of or in connection with the sale, installation, maintenance, use, performance, failure, or interruption of any product. Any responsibility and/or liability of PMI shall, in connection with a warranted product, be limited in the maximum amount to the original purchase price. Warranty Repairs To obtain repair or service on the Field PC, contact your authorized repair center within the applicable warranty period to receive a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number. Repairs returned without proper authorization may acquire an additional handling fee and/or delay in the repair. The customer is responsible to prepay all shipping costs when sending equipment to a repair center. PMI will return the repaired equipment by the same method it was received with costs of shipping prepaid. Governing Law This warranty is governed by the laws of Utah, and excludes the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods. The courts of Utah shall have exclusive personal jurisdiction in case of any disputes arising out of or in connection with this warranty. Services and Materials Provided Under Warranty Analysis of problem by service technician Labor and materials required to fix defective parts Functional analysis performed after repair Repair turnaround within 10 working days of receipt unless special circumstances exist Shipping costs to return device to customer 127 Apéndice C Términos y condiciones de garantía estándar Apéndice C Términos y condiciones de garantía estándar Garantía limitada del producto Power Monitors, Inc. (“PMI”) garantiza que los productos Field PC no contendrán defectos de material ni fabricación, bajo las condiciones normales de uso, durante un período de 12 meses a partir de la fecha del envío. El dispositivo Field PC puede tener una garantía de 5 años (incluido el período de garantía estándar) mediante la compra de una garantía ampliada. PMI garantiza que los siguientes artículos no contendrán defectos de material ni mano de obra, bajo las condiciones normales de uso, durante un período de noventa (90) días a partir de la fecha de envío: baterías, soportes que contienen los programas Field PC, programas para ordenadores de sobremesa, documentación del usuario y accesorios. Exclusiones de la garantía Esta garantía no se aplicará si: (i) el producto se ha configurado de manera incorrecta o se ha instalado o calibrado de manera incorrecta, (ii) el producto se utiliza de manera que no conforma con la documentación del usuario, (iii) el producto se utiliza para un propósito otro que el diseñado, (iv) el producto se ha utilizado en condiciones ambientales fuera de las especificadas para el producto, (v) el producto ha estado sujeto a alguna modificación, alteración o cambio por parte del cliente o en nombre de éste (excepto y a no ser que haya sido modificado, cambiado o alterado por PMI o bajo supervisión directa de PMI), (vi) el defecto o funcionamiento erróneo es resultado de un uso inadecuado o accidente, (vii)el número de serie que figura en el producto se ha alterado o quitado, o (viii) el producto se ha abierto o alternado de alguna manera. Esta garantía es exclusiva y PMI no asumirá y por la presente renuncia de manera explícita a cualquier otra garantía, explícita o implícita, incluidas, sin limitación, las garantías relativas a la comerciabilidad, adecuación a un propósito determinado, no infracción o a las garantías que surjan en el curso del rendimiento, negociación o prácticas comerciales. PMI no garantiza de manera específica la idoneidad de sus productos para cualquier aplicación en particular. PMI no garantiza que sus productos satisfarán los requisitos del usuario o que funcionará en combinación con productos de hardware o de software de aplicación suministrados por otros fabricantes, el funcionamiento de sus productos sea ininterrumpido o esté libre de errores, o se corrijan todos los defectos del producto. PMI no será responsable de los datos de memoria, información, firmware o software contenidos en, almacenados en, o integrados con los productos que se devuelvan a PMI para su reparación, tanto si están bajo garantía como si no. Remedio Si se detecta algún defecto en el material o de fabricación y éste se informa a PMI dentro del período de garantía especificado, PMI, a su opción, reparará el defecto o sustituirá la pieza o producto defectuosos. Los productos podrán ser nuevos o reacondicionados. PMI garantiza los productos sustituidos o reparados por un período de noventa (90) días desde la fecha de envío de la devolución o hasta el fin del período de garantía original, lo que sea más largo. Limitación de responsabilidad Hasta el máximo permitido por la ley, la obligación de PMI se limitará a la reparación o sustitución del producto. PMI de ningún modo será responsable de ningún daño especial, incidental o consecuente, indirecto, especial ni punitivos, ni de la pérdida de ingresos o beneficios, pérdida de negocios, pérdida de información o datos ni de ninguna otra pérdida financiara que surja de o en relación con la venta, la instalación, el mantenimiento, el uso, el fallo o la interrupción de cualquier producto. La responsabilidad de PMI, en relación con un producto garantizado, se limitará a la cantidad máxima del precio de compra original. Reparaciones en garantía Para obtener servicios de reparación o mantenimiento para el producto Field PC, póngase en contacto con el centro de reparaciones autorizado dentro del período de garantía correspondiente con el fin de obtener un número de autorización de devolución de material (RMA). Es posible que deba pagar una tarifa adicional por manipulación o que la reparación se retrase en el caso de las reparaciones devueltas sin una autorización correcta. El cliente es responsable del prepago de todos los costes de envío cuando envíe un equipo a un centro de reparación. PMI devolverá el equipo reparado por el mismo método que lo recibió con los costes de envío prepagados. Ley vigente Esta garantiza se rige por las leyes del estado de Utah y excluye la Convención de Naciones Unidas sobre los Contratos para la venta internacional de bienes. Los tribunales de Utah tendrán jurisdicción personal exclusiva en caso de que se produzcan disputas derivadas de esta garantía o en relación con ella. Servicios y materiales proporcionados bajo esta garantía Análisis del problema de parte de un técnico de servicio Mano de obra y materiales necesarios para reparar las piezas defectuosas Análisis funcional realizado tras la reparación Entrega tras reparación dentro de los 10 días laborables a partir de la recepción, a menos que existan circunstancias especiales Gastos de envío para devolver el dispositivo al cliente Annexe C Conditions de la garantie standard Annexe C Conditions de la garantie standard Garantie limitée du produit Power Monitors, Inc. (« PMI ») garantit que les Field PC sont exempts de défaut de matériau et de fabrication, dans des conditions normales d’utilisation, pendant une période de 12 mois à compter de la date de livraison. Le Field PC peut bénéficier d’une garantie de 5 ans (garantie standard comprise) dans le cadre de l’achat d’une extension de garantie. PMI garantit que les éléments suivants sont exempts de défauts de matériau et de fabrication, dans des conditions normales d’utilisation, pendant une période de quatre-vingt-dix (90) jours à compter de la date de livraison : les blocs batterie, les supports contenant les programmes du Field PC, les programmes d’ordinateur de bureau, la documentation utilisateur, et les accessoires. Exclusions de garantie La présente garantie ne s’applique pas si : (i) le produit n’a pas été correctement configuré, installé ou calibré, (ii) le produit n’est pas utilisé en conformité avec la documentation utilisateur, (iii) le produit est utilisé à une autre fin que celle pour laquelle il est prévu, (iv) le produit a été utilisé dans des conditions environnementales différentes de celles définies pour le produit, (v) le produit a fait l’objet de modifications ou d’altérations effectuées par le client ou en son nom (sauf si ces modifications ou altérations ont été demandées par PMI ou ont été effectuées sous la supervision directe de PMI), (vi) le défaut ou le dysfonctionnement est dû à une mauvaise utilisation ou à un accident, (vii)le numéro de série du produit a été volontairement falsifié ou retiré ou (viii)le produit a été ouvert ou modifié de quelque façon que ce soit. La présente garantie est exclusive. PMI exclut toute autre garantie expresse ou implicite, y compris, de manière non limitative toute garantie de qualité marchande, d’adaptation à un usage particulier, de non-contrefaçon et toute garantie découlant d’une évolution des performances, des opérations ou des usages commerciaux. PMI n’offre aucune garantie quant à l’adaptation de ses produits à un usage particulier. PMI ne garantit pas que : ses produits répondront à vos attentes ou fonctionneront avec des matériels ou des applications fournies par des tiers, ses produits fonctionneront sans interruption ou erreur, tous les défauts du produit seront corrigés. PMI ne sera pas responsable des logiciels, des microprogrammes, des informations ni des données mémoire stockés sur les produits renvoyés à PMI pour réparation, que ceux-ci soient sous garantie ou non. Recours Si un défaut de matériau ou de fabrication est identifié et signalé à PMI pendant la période de garantie définie, PMI procédera, à sa discrétion, à la réparation du défaut ou au remplacement de la pièce ou du produit défectueux. Les produits de remplacement peuvent être neufs ou remis en état. PMI garantit le remplacement et la réparation du produit pendant une période de quatre-vingt-dix (90) jours à compter de la date du retour du produit ou jusqu’à la fin de la période de garantie d’origine, si la durée de celle-ci est plus longue. Limitation de responsabilité Dans toute la mesure autorisée par la loi, l’obligation de PMI se limitera à la réparation ou au remplacement du produit. PMI ne sera, en aucun cas, responsable des dommages spéciaux, accessoires, consécutifs, indirects ou punitifs de toute sorte, des manques à gagner, des pertes de nature commerciale, des pertes d’informations ou de données ni de toute autre perte financière découlant de, ou en relation avec, la vente, l’installation, la maintenance, l’utilisation, la panne ou l’interruption de fonctionnement du produit. Si le produit est sous garantie, la responsabilité de PMI ne dépassera pas le prix d’achat d’origine. Réparations sous garantie Pour obtenir la réparation ou la maintenance du Field PC, contactez votre centre de réparation agréé pendant la période de garantie applicable afin de recevoir un numéro d’autorisation de retour (RMA). Les produits retournés sans autorisation peuvent faire l’objet de frais de traitement et/ ou d’un délai de réparation supplémentaires. Le client doit avancer les frais de port en cas d’envoi de l’équipement à un centre de réparation. PMI retournera l’équipement réparé, par le même circuit, avec les frais de port prépayés. Loi applicable La présente garantie est régie par les lois de l’Utah, à l’exception de la convention des Nations Unies sur les contrats de vente internationale de marchandises. Seuls les tribunaux de l’Utah seront compétents en cas de litiges découlant de, ou en relation avec, la présente garantie. Services et matériaux fournis sous garantie Analyse du problème par un technicien Main-d’œuvre et matériaux nécessaires à la réparation des pièces défectueuses Analyse fonctionnelle effectuée après la réparation Délai de réparation de 10 jours ouvrables maximum à compter de la date de réception sauf circonstances exceptionnelles Frais de port requis pour renvoyer l’appareil au client Index Index Symbols 12V DC jack 5 9-pin serial port 5 9-pin serial port pinouts 117 A About 66 About window 10 AC adapter. See Wall charger Accessory attachment points 4 ActiveSync as an application in the Programs menu 62 configuring to use with a Bluetooth device 84 connecting as a guest 53 creating a connection 12 creating a device name for multiple partnerships 52 deleting a partnership 54 establishing a partnership 12 installing the latest version 11 synchronization settings 51 transferring files to and from the Field PC 54 using to explore the Field PC 55 using to install applications on the Field PC 56 ActiveSync connection reestablishing 51 what to do if it drops consistently 106 Adjusting the backlight 3 Anatomy of the Field PC 4. See also Field PC, anatomy of Applications. See Programs Applications Manager button functions 14 using to close running programs 41 Applications Manager status icon function 33 image 33 using to stop running programs 41 B Backing up data. See Copying to a CF or SD card 45 to a desktop computer 44 Backlight dimming 35 keyboard backlight stays on after power off 39 settings option 66 timer. See Backlight timer turning off 35 Backlight timer about 35 adjusting 35 Battery. See Battery pack Battery contacts 8, 23 Battery door. See Battery door latch removing 8 unlocking 8 Battery door latch locking 8, 24 143 unlocking 8 unlock position 23 Battery door tabs 8, 23 Battery icon 24 Battery pack charging 9, 115 removing while the device is plugged in 24 replacing 22 specifications 115 Battery power, preserving 17, 39 Beaming. See OBEX (Object Exchange profile) Beam settings option 66 Bluetooth cards not recognized by integrated Bluetooth model 82 creating a partnership 73 Dial-Up Networking profile 82, 86 using a cell phone to connect to the Internet 86 using a cordless modem to connect to the Internet 88 Done soft key 72 dongle 85 drivers 70 entering an assigned passkey 74 if no passkey is needed 74 making the Field PC discoverable 73 Menu soft key 72 Object Push Profile (OPP) 82 Partnership Settings screen 75 peripheral devices communicating with a Bluetooth dongle 85 profiles Dial-Up Networking (DUN) 82 Human Interface Device (HID) profile 82, 89 OBEX 90 Object Push Profile (OPP) 82 relationship to drivers 82 Serial Port Profile 82 those supported by Microsoft drivers 70 Serial Port Profile configuring ActiveSync on a desktop computer 84 using to communicate with another device 83 using to print 85 Serial Port Profile (SPP) 82 setting up an incoming COM port 79 setting up an outgoing COM port 76 toggle bar 71 turning on or off 72 using a Field PC with integrated Bluetooth 70 virtual COM ports 75 using to connect with a GPS receiver 75 Bluetooth card 24 if you installed new drivers 82 Bluetooth settings option 66 Brightness settings option 66 Button functions customizing 15 identifying 14 list 14 Buttons customizing functions. See Customizable buttons settings option 66 using to restore all factory defaults. See restoring all factory defaults 145 Cable routing channel 5 Calculator application 62 Calendar 61 Calibrating the device 9 Calibration what to do if the device does not completely calibrate 105 Case overmolding 101 Celll phone dial-up connection 86 Certificates settings option 66 Certifications list 116 CF card. See Compact Flash card CF card slot. See Compact Flash card slot Charge indicator 33 Charge LED about 22 flashing 9 Charging the battery pack 9 Cleaning the Field PC 100 Clock and Alarms 66 Closing running programs to replace battery pack 22 to reset the device 40 COM 1 Port 116 Communications module cleaning 101 location on Field PC 5 specifications 115 Compact Flash card copying data from 26 if the card is not recognized 26 installing 26 reinserting or changing 26 Compact Flash card slot accessing 25 compatible devices 24 location on Field PC 5 product specifications 114 Connections settings option 66 Contacts application 61 Context menu 20 Context menu button functions 15 Copying from a peripheral device 26, 47 to a CF or SD card 45 to a desktop computer 44 using the stylus 20 Cordless modem using with Bluetooth to connect to the Internet 88 Creating an ActiveSync connection 12 Creating a name for the Field PC 9 Current Limits 116 Customer service. See service center, preparing for a call Customizable buttons 15 Customizing button functions 15 Cutting 20 147 Cutting items to paste 20 D DC jack 9. See also 12V DC jack Destination folder 27 Device. See Field PC Device ID tab 10, 52 Device name 52 creating 10 Dial-Up Network (DUN) profile using a cell phone to connect to the Internet 86 Dial-Up Networking (DUN) profile 82, 86 Dimming the backlight. See backlight, dimming Discoverable Bluetooth mode 73 Display product specifications 114 Disposing of the battery pack. See Recycling the battery pack Download Agent 63 Drag and drop 20 Drive names for Field PC 45, 47 Drivers if you installed new Bluetooth drivers 82 Drivers, Bluetooth 70 Drives 40 E Enter button functions 15 Entering data 20. See also Input methods Enunciators 116 Error Reporting settings option 66 Establishing an ActiveSync partnership 12 Establishing basic settings on the device 9 Excel 2 Excel Mobile 63 Exploring files on the Field PC using ActiveSync 55 using File Explorer 40 Extended caps instructions for installing 153 F Factory defaults 19 Field PC about 2 anatomy of 2 cleaning display bezel 101 speaker and microphone 101 stylus slot 101 touchscreen 100 in case the device locks up 19 instructions for installing extended caps 153 operating system 114 operating temperature 115 processor 114 protecting against mechanical shock 97 protecting the touchscreen 96 149 repairing 102 resetting 40 shock absorbency specifications 115 storage temperature range 94 storing for less than two weeks 95 storing for more than two weeks 95 taking out of extended storage 95 unlocking 105 what to do if it runs slowly 106 what to do if the Activesync connection drops 106 Field PC Tutorial As a reference tool 3 File directory in File Explorer 40 File Explorer about 63 using to back up to a CF or SD card 45 using to explore the Field PC 40 Files, exploring 40 Finding settings 66 firewall application warning 106 Four-way directional button functions 15 Frequently Asked Questions if the device locks up 19 G Games 62 Getting Started Disc as a reference tool 3 programs 65 using to install ActiveSync 11 GPS card 24 GPS receiver using with virual COM ports 75 green notification LED 18 Guest. See ActiveSync, connecting as a guest H Hand strap reattaching 8, 24 unhooking 8 Help. See on-device help Help system 2. See also Help Home button about 15 Human Interface Device (HID) 82 Human Interface Device (HID) profile 89 Icons. See Status icons Incoming Bluetooth COM port 79 Input method icon 32 Input method menu 32 Input methods Block Recognizer 32 default input method 32 keyboard 31 Letter Recognizer 32 switching methods 32 Transcriber 32 151 input selector arrow 32 Input settings option 66 Inserting memory cards 3 Installing ActiveSync. See ActiveSync, installing instructions 11 Installing applications on the Field PC 56 Installing the battery pack 8 Integrated Bluetooth 70 Internal clock specification 116 Internet connection using Dial-Up Networking to create a connection 86 IP67 115 K Keyboard product specifications 114 Keyboard backlight 39 Landscape view 34 LED signals about 22 charge LED 22 notification LED 22 using to power off the device 18 using to power on the device 39 using to restore factory state 19 Light. See backlight, LED signals Lock settings option 67 Locked screen 105 Lockup of the device how to restart the device 19, 40 M Main screws 5 Manual device reset 19 Measurements of the Field PC 114 Mechanical shock 97 Memory freeing memory by closing running programs 41 product specifications 114 settings option 67 Memory cards 3. See also Compact Flash card, Secure Digital card, USB flash drive Menus settings option 67 Messaging 61 Microphone cleaning 101 Microsoft Internet Explorer 61 Microsoft Outlook 2 Microsoft support site 44 Microsoft Windows 2000 steps to install ActiveSync 11 Microsoft Windows Vista instructions for basic file synchronization 10 Microsoft Windows XP for users of 11 153 Microsoft Word 2 MIL-STD-810F 115 Minimizing a program 41 Mobile Device 55 Modem card 24 Modem Link 63 MSN options 67 Multiple items copying 27 selecting 20 My Device drive name 45, 47 N Name creating for the Field PC 9 Network cards settings option 67 Notes 63 Notification LED 22 O OBEX (Object Exchange profile) 70, 90 Object Push Profile (OPP) 82, 90 On-device help about 43, 62 accessing 43 as a reference tool 2 finding program-specific help 43 using Contents 43 using the Search function 43 Opening an item or file 20 Operating system of the Field PC 114 Operating temperature 115 Outgoing Bluetooth COM port 76 Outlook Mobile 2 Overmolding, cleaning 101 Owner Info settings option 67 P Partnership. See ActiveSync, deleting a partnership; ActiveSync, establishing a partnership connecting with another device using Bluetooth 73 Passkey entering an assigned passkey 74 if no passkey is needed 74 Pasting to copy files from a peripheral device 27 using the stylus 20 Peripheral devices. See CF card, SD card, USB flash drive acceptable devices 24 copying data to the Field PC from a peripheral device 26 Physical measurements of the Field PC 114 Pictures & Videos 63 Pinouts 117 Pocket MSN 64 Pop-up menu 27 Portrait view 34 155 Power. See Battery power, Wall charger specifications 116 Power button functions 15 using to restore factory defaults 19 Power button functions 17 Power button menu 39 Powering off the device about 17, 39 instructions 18, 39 Powering on the Field PC 18 PowerPoint 2 Power settings option 67 Preparing for a service center call 107 Printing from the Field PC 85 Product specifications 114 Program Buttons tab 16 Programs as an option on the Start menu 61 closing running programs 41 on Getting Started CD 65 switching between running programs 42 Programs menu about 62 applications. See Programs R Reassigning a program or shortcut to a button 16 Recalibrating the touchscreen 105 Reference tools for users 3 Regional settings 67 Remaining battery capacity (status icon) function 33 image 33 Remove Programs settings option 67 Repairing the Field PC 102 Replacing the battery pack 3, 22 Resetting the device 18, 40 As a basic task 3 manual reset 19 Restoring factory defaults 19 Rotating the display. See screen, rotating Running programs closing 41. See also Applications Manager, programs on the Start menu 61 S Screen does not respond to stylus strokes 105 rotating 34 settings option 67 Screen orientation. See screen, rotating Screen protector applying 96 SD card. See Secure Digital card, Secure Digital I/O card slot SDIO card slot. See Secure Digital I/O card slot Seal rating 115 Search application 64 157 Secure Digital card copying data from 26 installing 26 reinserting or changing a card 26 Secure Digital I/O card slot acceptable devices 24 accessing 25 location on Field PC 5 product specifications 114 Selecting an item 20 Serial number using to create a device name 10 Serial port pinouts 117 Serial Port Profile. See Bluetooth, Serial Port Profile Serial Port Profile (SPP) 82 Service center 107 Settings as an option on the Start menu 61 Connections menu 66 menus 61 options and locations 66 Personal menu. See Programs System menu 66 Shock, mechanical 97 Soft keys about 33 Menu soft key 41 Up soft key 40 Software development tools 110 Software programming documentation 110 SDK 110 Sounds and notifications settings option 67 Speaker cleaning 101 Speaker status icon 33 Specifications 114 Standard cap tightening 27 Start menu about 31, 60 accessing 31 functions 31 programs and utilities 60 Start menu button function 14 using to access Start menu 31 Start menu icon 31 Status icons about 33 Applications Manager 33 charge indicator 33 finding additional icons 33 functions 33 remaining battery capacity 33 speaker. See Status icons Storage capabilities 114 Storage temperature 115 Storing the device by powering off 17 159 Stylus about 19 functions 19 like left button of computer mouse 19 like right button of computer mouse 19 location on Field PC 5 responds inaccurately after recalibration 105 Stylus slot cleaning 101 location on Field PC 5 Stylus strokes no screen response during calibration 105 Suspending the device 17 as compared to powering off the device 17, 38 if the device suspends while charging 9 instructions 17, 38 to replace the battery pack 22 while the device is charging 17 System Configuration screen 53 T Tasks 64 Temperature battery charging specs 115 operating 115 storage 115 Terminal Services Client 64 Tightening the top cap torque specs 27 Timer. See Backlight timer Today screen about 30 as a part of the Start menu 60 locking the device 30 unlocking the device 30 Today settings option 67 Top cap designed to protect 25 removing 25 torque specs for tightening 27 Top cap screws location on Field PC 5 removing 26 tightening 27 Torque specs for the standard cap 27 Touchscreen calibrating 21 checking for damage or wear 105 cleaning 21, 100 if the stylus responds inaccurately 21, 105 product specifications 114 protecting 20 Transferring files. See Copying; ActiveSync, transferring files to and from the Field PC Troubleshooting tips 104 calibration is incomplete 105 CF or SD card is not recognized 26 Field PC drops ActiveSync connection 106 Field PC runs slowly 106 touchscreen responds inaccurately 105 161 Turning off the backlight. See Backlight, turning off U Unlocking the device 105 Unlock position 23 Upcoming appointments 30 Up soft key 40 USB Client (mini B) location on Field PC 5 using to create an ActiveSync connection 12 USB communications cable Using to create an initial ActiveSync connection 12 Using to reestablish an ActiveSync connection 51 USB devices 25 compatability with Windows Mobile 5.0 25 installing 25 USB flash drive Copying data to the Field PC 26, 47 Using with the USB Host 25 USB Host (mini A) acceptable devices 24 location on Field PC 5 using to create an ActiveSync connection 12 USB mini-to-full size adapter 25 User Documentation CD 3 Using programs installed on the Field PC 3 Using the Field PC 3 Virtual COM ports for Bluetooth 75 W Wall charger assembling 9 using to charge battery pack 9 Wall charger plug 9 Warning dialog for powering off 18 White space 27 Windows 2000 for users of 11 Windows applications. See Windows Mobile 5.0 Windows Media Player 61 Windows Mobile compatible with applications 2 Use with Microsoft Outlook 2 Windows Mobile 5.0 ActiveSync version requirement 2 compatibility with Windows applications 2 product specifications 114 Windows Mobile Device Center 11 how to download 50 Windows Vista how to install Windows Mobile Device Center 50 synchronization options 11 Windows XP for users of 11 Wireless communication options 116 Word. See Microsoft Word 163 Ultra-Rugged Field PC Extended Caps Our extended caps maintain the full ruggedness of the Field PC while allowing you to use CF or SD peripheral devices. This booklet explains how to install each cap and also how to mount an external device like a GPS receiver on your Field PC. Before You Begin • Maximum card lengths for each cap are listed on page 3. To avoid damaging your Field PC, refer to them before inserting a card. See the Table of Contents to fi nd instructions for •installing your specifi c extended cap. Communication Cap: Foam pads in different sizes •Universal, Optical, and Data Acquisition (DAQ) Caps: Foam pads in different sizes • Seal adapter plate and screws • Card pull tabs • Clear CF card spacer •#•1 Phillips screwdriver If you are mounting an external device, you need a • razor blade or sharp knife 2 Communication Cap 4 Universal, Optical, and Data Acquisition (DAQ) Caps ..6 Mounting an External Device 10 The maximum total card length for each cap is listed below. CAUTION: Using cards that exceed the maximum lengths listed above may damage your Field PC and void the warranty. Communication Cap 2.75 inches (70 mm) Universal Cap 3.8 inches (96.5 mm) Optical Cap 3.5 inches (89 mm) Data Acquisition Cap 1.43 inches (36.4 mm) 3 This section explains how to install the Communication Cap. For instructions on installing the Universal, Optical, and Data Acquisition (DAQ) caps, see the next section. 1. Use a #1 Phillips screwdriver to loosen the the arrow pointing towards the display. Tighten the 6 2. Insert your card. To keep your card securely in its slot, cushion it by placing small or medium-sized foam pieces inside the top of the cap. Insert enough foam into the cap so that when you slide the cap back onto the Field PC with little pressure, a ¼ inch (6 mm) gap remains between the cap and the Field PC, as shown. ¼ in. (6 mm) gap 3. Tighten the Communication Cap screws until they are fi rmly in place. To properly seal the cap, apply an extra ¼ to ½ turn after the screws become hard to turn. This section tells you how to insert your card(s) properly. For memory cards, see step 3. For medium or large CF cards, see step 4. For any other card types, insert your card(s) and skip to step 5. CAUTION: Before inserting a card, make sure the four side screws on the seal adapter plate are backed out 1/8 inch as shown in the fi rst image in step 2. 3. If you are inserting an SD or CF memory card, make it easier to remove by fi rst placing a card pull tab onto the card. Insert the card. 5. Once you have inserted your card(s), tighten the four small side screws until the top of each screw is fl ush with the outside of the gasket piece. CAUTION: Before removing an inserted card, loosen the four small side screws by 1/8 inch (3 mm). 6. If you inserted a camera SD card, insert large foam pieces inside the top of the cap to keep the camera in place. Stack enough foam in the top of the cap so that when you slide the cap into place with little pressure, a ¼ inch (6 mm) gap remains between the cap and the Field PC. This gap closes when you secure the cap in step 8. ¼ inch (6 mm) gap 8 7. If you are using the Data Acquisition (DAQ) Cap, plug the wiring harness into the inserted Data Acquisition CF card. Overview The Field PC features a convenient cable channel that hides cables attached to an external device you mount on the Universal, Optical, or Data Acquisition Caps. External devices might include an external RS-232 sensor (such as a GPS receiver) or a USB device. This section explains how to insert a cable in the cable channel and how to mount the external device onto the extended cap. These instructions assume you have already installed your extended cap onto the Field PC. 6. To give the cable an exit through the extended cap, cut the thin rubber overmolding on the extended cap along the entire scribe line using a razor blade or sharp knife. the screws become hard to turn. make cut here 7. Slide the extended cap onto 9. Mount the sensor on the front of the extended the Field PC and push the cap and secure it with a strap. Note: An optional sensor cable through the sensor mounting strap is available incision you made so that for purchase. the cable exits out of the top of the cable channel. The fi gure here Note: The incision does shows a GPS not affect the seal of the antenna mounted Field PC. on the Universal Cap and secured incision with the sensor mounting strap. 14Selection ChartCF & SDIO cardsP/N 15147-01© Copyright 11/06. Juniper Systems, Inc. All rights reserved. Information subject to change without notice.