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Revision History Changes to the original manual are listed below: Change Date -01 Rev A 5/31/06 Initial release. -02 Rev A 08/10/07 Updates including: Fusion 2.5, latest OS, AZERTY keyboard, mounting instructions, SCM and registry settings, maintenance release (BSP26). Description...
12 Volt Propane Forklifts ... 2-10 Electric Forklifts ... 2-11 Removing Power to the Vehicle Computer ... 2-13 Installing the VC5090 on a Desktop ... 2-15 Mounting the Bracket on a Desktop ... 2-15 Connecting the Vehicle Computer to AC Power ... 2-16 Installing the Optional Keyboard ...
Screens and windows pictured in this guide are samples and can differ from actual screens. Documentation Set The documentation set for the VC5090 is divided into guides that provide information for specific user needs. • VC5090 Quick Reference Guide - describes how to install and use the VC5090 vehicle computer.
VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Configurations This guide covers the following configurations: Configuration Radios VC5090 Full WLAN: 802.11a/b/g Screen WPAN: Bluetooth VC5090 Half WLAN: 802.11a/b/g Screen WPAN: Bluetooth Software Versions This guide covers various software configurations and references are made to operating system or software versions for: •...
ActiveSync, provides instructions for installing and configuring ActiveSync. • Chapter 7, Application Development and Configuration Package (DCP) for the VC5090 and the SMDK for C on the host computer and downloading software files to the mobile computer. • Chapter 8, Staging and •...
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Chapter 1 Getting Started Introduction The VC5090 vehicle-mounted mobile computer is a rugged device for use on heavy equipment, especially forklifts. Designed for distribution centers, factory floors and warehouses, the VC5090 supports real-time receiving, tracking, put-away, picking and shipping applications. Sealed to IP66 standards for protection against dust and water and shock-tested, the VC5090 offers reliable performance in the most extreme temperatures and environmental conditions.
Quick Access Panel Keyboard Figure 1-2 VC5090 (Half Screen) Front View Desiccant Door Speaker Antenna Port for Main Power Optional External Switch Antenna Figure 1-3 VC5090 Back View Display Power LED Power Button COMM LED Backlight Control Button Backlight Control LED...
Part Number: BTRY-VC50IAB00. Replacement desiccant bags. Part Number: KT-84524-01. Cable that connects the VC5090 and the vehicle accelerator pedal that detects when the vehicle is moving and blanks the screen so that the operator is not distracted while driving. Part Number: 25-82420-01R.
Standard USB B connector to USB A connector. Part number 25-64396-01R. USB Host Cable Cable to connect the VC5090 as a host device. Rugged connector to USB A jack connector. Part number 25-71915-01R. LS3203 Scanner Serial Cable to connect the Symbol LS3203 serial scanner to the VC5090 serial port. Part Cable number 25-71916-01R.
VC5090 Accessories (Continued) Accessory RS232 Cable AC Power Supply DC Power Cable Software Third Party Accessories Table 1-2 lists the accessories available for the VC5090 from third party vendors: Table 1-2 VC5090 Third Party Accessories Peripheral Manufacturer CB Mode Handset Sinbon...
• start the vehicle computer. Installing the Desiccant Bag NOTE Motorola recommends installing the desiccant bags in environments where extreme temperature changes occur, such as applications where the device may be continuously moved between a freezer and a hot / humid area.
Press the Power button again to resume normal operation. NOTE The power is applied at all times if the VC5090 is hard wired to the vehicle battery. If using the Ignition Sense cable and the vehicle ignition is off, then power is not applied to the vehicle computer.
CAUTION A competent engineer must perform the installation in a vehicle. Improper installation can damage your vehicle and/or the VC5090. Do not install the vehicle computer in a location that will affect vehicle safety, driveability, or visibility.
2 - 2 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Installing the Mounting Bracket CAUTION It is required to use the Motorola provided mounting bracket. Mounting Bracket Installation Figure 2-1 Position the friction pads in the friction pad mounting area. Position the mounting bracket over the mounting holes.
• Install the appropriate mounting hardware.The VC5090 ships with four cap screws (3/8” - 16 - 2”) for securing the mounting bracket. If the supplied cap screws are not long enough, use 3/8” - 16 - X stainless steel cap screws where X represents the length in inches of the required cap screws.
2 - 6 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Important Fixing Information CAUTION Any modification to supplied mounting bracket could cause failure of the unit and/or mountings. • Mounting surface must be flat and stiff and it must extend evenly for the entire length of the mounting bracket surface.
Flat Washers Flat Washers Lock Washers Cap Screws Mounting the VC5090 onto an Over-Head Cross-Beam Example Figure 2-7 Mounting onto an Over-Head Cage Example The diagrams below illustrates a typical installation where the vehicle computer is mounted on an overhead cage.
• Ensure cables do not swing or chafe on the structure. This often requires using cable ties approximately every foot, and ensuring the cables do not flex often, especially where they connect to the VC5090. However, if you must re-position the VC5090 occasionally, ensure there is enough slack in the cable to accommodate movement without putting tension on the cable.
2 - 10 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide 12 Volt Propane Forklifts NOTE The vehicle computer contains an Ignition Sense feature that detects when the ignition switch is turned off and shuts the vehicle computer down after a preprogrammed timeout. This feature allows the operator to use the vehicle computer for a predetermined time period after the ignition switch is turned off, then shuts the vehicle computer down automatically to prevent over-discharge of the forklift battery.
See the vehicle Owner's Manual for specific wiring information. This power cable needs to be connected between the forklift power source and the VC5090 in order to reduce potentially problematic electrical noise generated by the forklift’s electric motor drive. This power cable should only be used on nominal 24 to 48 volt electric forklifts.
Turn the vehicle ignition switch to the off position, if applicable. 20A Fuse Black 20A Fuse Green 2-6. wakeup settings are set to Installation 2 - 13 Power Cable 25-71919-02R VC5090 Filter . Tap > > Settings Control Panel >...
2 - 14 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Remove power to the vehicle computer. After re-applying power, turn the vehicle ignition switch to the on position, if applicable. Press the Power button on the Quick Access Panel to resume normal operation.
If mounting to a thin surface such as drywall or plywood, a reinforcing plate is required. NOTE The VC5090 ships with four cap screws (3/8” - 16 - 2”) for securing the mounting bracket. If the supplied cap screws are not long enough, use 3/8” - 16 - X stainless steel cap screws where X represents the length in inches of the required cap screws.
2 - 16 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Connecting the Vehicle Computer to AC Power NOTE Use only a Motorola-approved power supply, output rated 12 VDC and minimum 9A (part number 50-14001-004 or 50-14001-004R). The power supply is certified to EN60950 with SELV outputs.
• four cap screws with captive washers • two locking knobs • four flat and lock washers. Attach the keyboard brackets to both sides of the VC5090, using the cap screws with captive washers. Left Hand Bracket Cap Screws with...
Locking Knob Alignment Pin Holes Attaching the Keyboard Figure 2-18 Tighten the locking knobs. Plug the keyboard cable into the USB/Keyboard connector on the back of the VC5090. USB/Keyboard Connector Keyboard Port Figure 2-19 Adjusting the Keyboard To adjust the keyboard: Loosen the locking knobs.
Loosen Locking Knobs Figure 2-20 Squeeze the quick release tabs. Squeeze Quick Release Tabs Figure 2-21 Move the keyboard to the desired position. Adjust Keyboard Figure 2-22 NOTE Ensure that the positioning pins lock into the positioning holes in both brackets. Release the quick release tabs.
Connecting an LS3203 or a DS/LS3408 Serial Scanner NOTE Refer to the scanner Product Reference Guide for information on configuring the scanner. To connect an LS3203, DS3408 or LS3408 serial scanner to the VC5090: Connect the serial scanner cable to the scanner.
The USB scanner cable connects to the USB/Keyboard connector. If the optional keyboard is used on the VC5090 Full-screen configuration, you are not allowed to connect a USB scanner on the rugged USB port. Connecting a USB scanner to the USB A port is not recommended.
USB/Keyboard Connector Connecting USB Scanner to Keyboard Connector Figure 2-27 Scan the Simple COM Port Emulation bar code. Simple COM Port Emulation Bar Code Figure 2-28 Double-tap the icon SerialWedge Tap the icon in the task tray. SerialWedge Select > Configuration Port Selection Port Selection Window...
The USB scanner cable connects to the USB/Keyboard connector. If the optional keyboard is used on the VC5090 Full-screen configuration, you are not allowed to connect a USB scanner on the rugged USB port. Connecting a USB scanner to the USB A port is not recommended.
Connecting a DS/LS3478 USB Scanner NOTE Refer to the scanner Product Reference Guide for information on configuring the scanner. To connect a DS3478 or LS3478 USB scanner to the VC5090: Connect the USB scanner cable to the FL3478 cradle. Connect the USB scanner cable to the USB/Keyboard connector.
2 - 26 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Double-tap the SerialWedge Tap the icon SerialWedge Select > Configuration Port Selection Port Selection Window Figure 2-36 Select the COM6 (USB port) radio button. Verify that the scanner is connected properly. See Connecting an LS3578 Bluetooth Scanner NOTE Refer to the scanner Product Reference Guide for information on configuring the scanner.
Select > View Explorer Mode Select > . The VC5090 searches for Bluetooth devices in the area. The LS3578 appears Tools Discover Devices in the Untrusted Devices list. LS3478 Scanner - Untrusted Devices List Figure 2-41 Press and hold on the LS3578 item until the menu appears.
The LS3578 appears in the Trusted Devices list. Tap and hold on the Symbol Bluetooth HID Select Connect The scanner beeps indicating that it successfully connected to the VC5090. Open WordPad Scan a bar code. The bar code data appears in the Scanner Setup...
Tap the icon in the task tray. SerialWedge Select > Configuration Port Selection Port Selection Window Figure 2-43 Select the COM port radio button to match the COM port that you connected the scanner cable to. The scanner beeps to indicate that it is receiving power. Tap the icon in the task tray.
2 - 30 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Barcode Settings Window Figure 2-45 Enter or select configuration parameters as required: • Prefix - Appends the data entered in this field to the beginning of the bar code data. • Suffix - Appends the data entered in this field to the end of the bar code data.
Verifying the Scanner is Working Properly To display scanner bar code data on the display: Tap the icon SerialWedge Select . The Show UI Show Barcode data Show Barcode Data Window Figure 2-46 Aim the scanner at a bar code and press the scan trigger. The bar code data appears in the window. Pairing Bluetooth Scanner and Cradle The Bluetooth scanner cradle receives power from the vehicle computer.
2 - 32 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Installing the Uninterruptable Power Supply NOTE The Uninterruptable Power Supply (UPS) Kit comes with eight replacement screws. To install the UPS: Use ESD precautions when installing the UPS. CAUTION Place the Main Power switch on top of the vehicle computer to the off position.
Connecting UPS to PCB Figure 2-48 Place the UPS/Memory Card door over the UPS and secure using the eight new screws. CAUTION Ensure that you torque the screws to seal the device properly. Otherwise, sealing can be compromised. Torque the screws to 9 ± 0.5 kgf/cm (7.8 ± 0.4 in-lbs). Place the Main Power switch to the on position.
2 - 34 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Installing a Secure Digital Card A Secure Digital (SD) card provides secondary non-volatile storage. The card holder is located on the back of the VC5090. To install the SD card: Place the Main Power switch on the top of the vehicle computer to the off position.
Position of SD Card Figure 2-51 Snap the retaining door closed. Close Retaining Door Figure 2-52 Place the UPS/Memory Card door over the UPS and secure using the eight new screws. Ensure that you torque the screws to seal the device properly. Otherwise, sealing can be compromised. CAUTION Torque the screws to 9 +/- 0.5 kgf/cm (7.8 ±...
2 - 36 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Installing a External Antenna NOTE Motorola recommends using the Centurion™ antenna, model number: WTS2450-RPSMA. See page 1-6 for supplier information. An external antenna can be used when placement of the vehicle computer prohibits reception; i.e., inside a vehicle cab.
RF Settings Tab Window Figure 2-54 Tap the tab. RF Settings Tap the External Antenna Installing the Vehicle In-Motion Detector The optional Vehicle In-Motion Detector cable blanks the screen and disables use of the vehicle computer when the vehicle is in motion. Normally Closed Switch The customer must install a switch that is engaged when the vehicle accelerator pedal is not depressed (See Figure 2-55 on page...
2 - 38 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide timer is running, the touch screen is enabled but the backlight and keyboard are still disabled. If during this time the user touches the screen, the backlight comes on and the vehicle computer unlocks fully. Otherwise after this timer expires, the backlight comes on and the vehicle computer unlocks fully.
Vehicle Stationary Accelerator Pedal Cable Switch (Open) Note: Diagram is for concept only. Actual switch, pedal, mounting hardware and installation vary depending upon the type of vehicle and hardware used. Only available on vehicle computers with OEM Version 05.26.0000 or higher. Switch Installation Example (Switch Normally Open) Figure 2-56 Cable Installation...
2 - 40 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide In-Motion Detector Cable Wiring Figure 2-57 Connect the connector of the Vehicle In-Motion Detector cable to either the COM1 or COM2 connector on the back of the VC5090. On the vehicle computer, tap window displays.
Set New PASSWORD Set New Password OEM Version 05.26.0000 and higher drop-down list, select the COM port that the In-Motion Detector cable is drop-down list, select the amount of time that the VC5090 waits before it > > > Settings...
2 - 42 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Set New Password Window Figure 2-62 In the text box, enter the old password. Old Password In the text box, enter the new password. The password must have a minimum of five characters.
Connect an optional scanner, ActiveSync serial cable, or USB device (such as a keyboard or mouse) using the appropriate port on the bottom of the VC5090. You should use either COM1 or COM2 port for serial ActiveSync or the USB Client port for USB ActiveSync.
Chapter 3 Operating the VC5090 Introduction This chapter explains the buttons, status icons and controls on the VC5090 and provides basic instructions for using the VC5090, including powering on and resetting. It also included instructions for entering and capturing data.
3 - 2 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Power LED Table 3-1 lists the states of the Power LED. Table 3-1 Power LED Indicator LED State Solid Green Vehicle computer is operating from external power. Flashing Green UPS battery is charging.
Poor WLAN signal. Radio is not associates with an AP. Radio is disabled. COMM LED is disabled. ) can be set to perform certain functions, such as: > icon. The Programmable Keys Configure Programmable Keys Operating the VC5090 3 - 3 buttons into the backlight control Adjusting the window...
3 - 4 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide In the action fields, enter the required data, if applicable. See the following paragraph for more information. Launch Application To set a programmable key to launch an application: In the drop-down list, select...
The half-screen vehicle computer has a built-in keyboards. Both keyboards function identically. Keyboard Functionality Table 3-3 describes the general functions of the keyboard. VC5090 QWERTY Keyboard Figure 3-7 Play Key Sequence Operating the VC5090 3 - 5...
Backspace Space Soft Keyboards The VC5090 contains two on-screen Soft Input Panel (SIP) keyboards. The Microsoft SIP looks and functions like a standard keyboard. The VC5090 SIP looks and functions like the optional keyboard or the half-screen configuration’s built-in keyboard.
Input Panel AZERTY Input Panel Input Panel Pop-up Menu Figure 3-10 QWERTY VC5090 Soft Input Panel Keyboards - Normal Size Figure 3-11 AZERTY VC5090 Soft Input Panel Keyboards - Normal Size Figure 3-12 Tap the Enlarge or Reduce Keyboard button to scale the keyboard. The three sizes are small, normal and large with normal being the default size.
3 - 8 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Keyboard with Numeric Key Hidden Figure 3-13 To only display the numeric keys tap the Numeric Only Keys Figure 3-14 key, when depressed, displays a second layer of characters. The second layer stays visible until the FUNC key is pressed again.
Adjusting the Brightness Controlling Screen Brightness To adjust the brightness of the screen, press the LED lights indicating that the VC5090 is in the brightness control mode. Press the Backlight Control decrease the brightness or the mode (or after five seconds of inactivity the VC5090 automatically returns to normal operation).
3 - 10 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Controlling Keyboard Backlight To toggle the keyboard backlight, press the lights indicating that the VC5090 is in the brightness control mode. Press the Backlight Control LED toggle the keyboard backlight. Press the inactivity the VC5090 automatically returns to normal operation).
Status Icon Indicates the current time. Indicates that the VC5090 Soft Input Panel keyboard is selected. Indicates that the soft keyboards are hidden. Indicates that the Input Panel soft keyboard is selected. Indicates that the vehicle computer is receiving power from a forklift battery or from an AC power supply.
3 - 12 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Table 3-4 Status Icons (Continued) Status Icon Indicates that the Bluetooth radio is on. Indicates that the Bluetooth radio is off. The Bluetooth Communication icon appears in the task tray and indicates that the mobile computer is communicating with another Bluetooth device.
Tap a task in the Active Tasks list and tap Switch To to make that task the primary task, or tap End Task to end the selected task. Tap X to exit the Task Manager window. Operating the VC5090 3 - 13...
3 - 14 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Properties > Start Control Panel This menu provides taskbar options: • Check the Always on Top checkbox to keep the taskbar on top of all other windows. • Check the AutoHide checkbox to make the taskbar disappear, touch the bottom of the display to make the taskbar return.
Using a Headset You can use a stereo headset for audio communication when an audio enabled application is used. Motorola recommends Sinbon headset, p/n 50-11300-050R and adapter cable p/n 25-80634-01R (Contact Sinbon Electronics to order headsets and adapter cables). Plug the headset jack into the mating connector on the adapter cable.
During critical suspension all circuitry is shutdown except for memory retention and the real-time clock. During critical suspension the VC5090 is receiving power from the backup battery or residual power from the UPS. The backup battery retains data for at least 72 hours. Critical suspension occurs when: •...
Condition for Wakeup AC power is applied. Forklift Ignition turns on. Forklift Ignition turns off. VC5090 is connected to a serial device. VC5090 is connected to a USB device. VC5090 is disconnected from a USB device. A key is pressed.
Do not use sharp objects when touching the screen. Use your finger tip or a stylus when touching the screen. This section describes how to calibrate the VC5090 touch screen. If the current calibration does not allow for easy touch screen input or you want to recalibrate the screen at any time, refer to To calibrate your VC5090: >...
Enter Control Panel Control Panel Window Figure 3-31 Using the arrow keys, move to the menu. Start > Settings Control Panel window. icon and press . The Stylus Enter Operating the VC5090 3 - 19 window appears. Stylus Properties...
3 - 20 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Stylus Properties Window Figure 3-32 Using the key (key with double arrows), select the Stylus Properties Calibration Tab Window Figure 3-33 Using the key, select the Press the space key to start the calibration process. The calibration screen appears.
As the screen instructs, carefully touch and briefly hold on the center of each target that appears. Repeat as the target moves around the screen. Tap the screen to accept the new calibration. NOTE If the calibration screen fails to respond, contact Support Central for assistance. Operating the VC5090 3 - 21...
3 - 22 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Checking Battery Status To check whether the backup battery in the vehicle computer is charged, tap icon to display the Power Power Settings To save battery power, set the vehicle computer to turn off after a specified number of minutes.
Chapter 4 Wireless Applications Introduction Wireless Local Area Networks (WLANs) allow mobile computers to communicate wirelessly and send data to a host device in real time. Before using the vehicle computer on a WLAN, the facility must be set up with the required hardware to run the wireless LAN and the vehicle computer must be configured.
4 - 2 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Signal Strength Icon Figure 4-1 Wireless Applications Menu Signal Strength Icon icon in the task tray indicates the mobile computer’s wireless signal strength as follows: Signal Strength Table 4-1 Wireless Applications Icons, Signal Strength Descriptions...
Select displays in the text box at the top of the window. WLP1: WLP1: In the drop-down list, select To turn on the radio: > > Settings Control Panel In the text box, scroll down until Select displays in the text box at the top of the window. WLP1: WLP1: In the drop-down list, select...
4 - 4 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Find WLANs Application Use the application to discover available networks in the vicinity of the user and mobile computer. To Find WLANs open the application, tap the Find WLANs Figure 4-4 Find WLANs Window NOTE Find WLAN display is limited to 32 items (ESSIDs or MAC addresses).
Table 4-3 Encryption Icon Icon No encryption. WLAN is an infrastructure network. WLAN is an Ad-Hoc network. WLAN access is encrypted and requires a password. Tap-and-hold on a WLAN network to open a pop-up menu which provides two options: Select to refresh the WLAN list.
4 - 6 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide . The Next Operating Mode Operating Mode Use the dialog box to select the operating mode (Infrastructure or Ad-Hoc) and the country Operating Mode location. Figure 4-6 Operating Mode Dialog Box...
Table 4-5 Operating Mode Fields (Continued) Field Country determines if the profile is valid for the country of operation. The profile country must Country match the country in the options page or it must match the acquired country if 802.11d is enabled.
4 - 8 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Select a channel number from the Table 4-6 Ad-Hoc Channels Band 2.4 GHz 5 GHz Figure 4-7 Ad-Hoc Settings Dialog Box . The Next Encryption Authentication Use the dialog box to configure authentication. If you selected...
Figure 4-8 Authentication Dialog Box Table 4-7 Authentication Options Authentication None Default setting when authentication is not required on the network. EAP-TLS Select this option to enable EAP-TLS authentication. EAP-TLS is an authentication scheme through IEEE 802.1x. It authenticates users and ensures only valid users can connect to the network.
User Certificate Selection If you checked the User Certificate authentication type, the Installed User Certificates currently installed certificates before proceeding. The selected certificate’s name appears in the drop-down list. If the required certificate is not in the list, install it. Figure 4-10 Installed User Certificates Dialog Box User Certificate Installation...
4 - 12 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Figure 4-12 Installed Server Certificates Dialog Box A dialog box appears that lists the currently loaded certificate files found in the default directory (Application) with the default extension. Figure 4-13 Browse Server Certificates Navigate to the folder where the certificate is stored.
Entering the credentials directly into the profile permanently caches the credentials. In this case, the vehicle computer does not require user login. If a profile does not contain credentials entered through the configuration editor, you must log in to the vehicle computer before connecting. Caching options only apply on credentials entered through the login dialog box.
4 - 14 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Figure 4-16 Time Cache Options Dialog Box Tap the radio button to check credentials at a set time interval. Interval Enter the value in minutes in the Tap the radio button to check credentials at a set time.
Password Use the dialog box to enter a password. If EAP/TLS is the selected authentication type, the password is Password not required and the field is disabled. Figure 4-19 Password Dialog Box Enter a password in the Password Select the Advanced ID check box, if advanced identification is required. Tap Next.
4 - 16 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Encryption Use the dialog box to select an encryption type. The drop-down list includes encryption types available Encryption for the selected authentication type. See Figure 4-21 Encryption Dialog Box Table 4-11...
Table 4-12 Encryption / Authentication Matrix Authentication Open None EAP TLS PEAP LEAP TTLS Key Entry Page If you select either 40-Bit WEP 128-Bit WEP check box was selected in the Passkey box will be shown only if the authentication is set to Enter the 40-bit or 128-bit keys into the fields.
4 - 18 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Figure 4-23 Passkey Dialog Box . The dialog box displays. Next IP Mode IP Mode Use the dialog box to configure network address parameters: IP address, subnet, gateway, DNS, and IP Mode WINS.
Table 4-14 Static IP Address Entry Fields Field IP Address The Internet is a collection of networks with users that communicate with each other. Each communication carries the address of the source and destination networks and the particular machine within the network associated with the user or host computer at each end. This address is called the IP address (Internet Protocol address).
4 - 20 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Adjusting the radio transmission power level enables the user to expand or confine the transmission area with respect to other wireless devices that could be operating nearby. Reducing coverage in high traffic areas improves transmission quality by reducing the amount of interference in that coverage area.
Battery Usage Use the dialog box to select power consumption of the wireless LAN. There are three settings Battery Usage available: CAM, Fast Power Save, and MAX Power Save. Battery usage cannot be configured in Ad-Hoc profiles. Figure 4-29 Battery Usage Dialog Box NOTE Power consumption is also related to the transmit power settings.
4 - 22 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Manage Profiles Application window provides a list of user-configured wireless profiles. Define up to 32 profiles at any one Manage Profiles time. To open the Manage Profiles Figure 4-30 Manage Profiles Window Icons next to each profile identify the profile’s current state.
Figure 4-31 Manage Profiles Context Menu Changing Profiles A completed profile is a set of configuration settings that can be used in different locations to connect to a wireless network. Create different profiles to have pre-defined operating parameters available for use in various network environments.
4 - 24 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Figure 4-33 Manage Profiles - Add Select to display the Profile Wizard address information, and power consumption level for the new profile. Deleting a Profile To delete a profile from the list, tap and hold and select appears.
Wireless Status Application To open the window, tap the Wireless Status displays information about the wireless connection. Figure 4-35 Wireless Status Window The Wireless Status window contains the following options. Tap the option to display the option window. • Signal Strength - provides information about the connection status of the current wireless profile. •...
4 - 26 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Figure 4-36 Signal Strength Window After viewing the Signal Strength Table 4-20 Signal Strength Status Field Signal Displays the Relative Signal Strength Indicator (RSSI) of the signal transmitted between the AP and vehicle computer. As long as the Signal Quality icon is green the AP association is not jeopardized.
Current Profile Window window displays basic information about the current profile and connection settings. This Current Profile window updates every two seconds. To open the window, tap Current Profile Figure 4-37 Current Profile Window Table 4-21 Current Profile Window Field Profile Name ESSID Mode...
4 - 28 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Figure 4-38 IPv4 Status Window Table 4-22 IPv4 Status Fields Field IP Type Displays the IP type for the current profile: address and network address data appear for the vehicle computer. If the IP type is Static, the...
Wireless Log Window window displays a log of recent activity, such as authentication, association, and DHCP renewal Wireless Log completion, in time order. Save the log to a file or clear the log (within this instance of the application only). The auto-scroll feature automatically scrolls down when new items are added to the log.
window contains the following options. Tap the option to display the option window. Wireless Diagnostics • ICMP Ping - tests the wireless network connection. • Trace Route - tests a connection at the network layer between the vehicle computer and any place on the network.
4 - 32 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Figure 4-43 Trace Route Window Enter an IP address or a DNS Name in the IP combo box, and tap information shown in the ICMP Ping all routers between the vehicle computer and the destination. The Round Trip Time (RTT) between the vehicle computer and each router appears, along with the total test time.
Tap and hold on an AP to display a pop-up menu with the following options: Select to prohibit the vehicle computer from associating with a different AP. The letter Set Mandatory top of the icon. The vehicle computer connects to the selected AP and never roams until: •...
4 - 34 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Table 4-24 OP Mode Filtering Options Field AP Networks AD-Hoc Networks to save the settings or tap Save Regulatory Options Use the settings to configure the country the vehicle computer is in. Due to regulatory requirements Regulatory (within a country) a vehicle computer is only allowed to use certain channels.
Figure 4-47 Band Selection Dialog Box Table 4-26 Band Selection Options Field 2.4GHz Band Find WLANs 802.11g). 5GHz Band Find WLANs to save the settings or tap Save System Options to set miscellaneous system setting. System Options Figure 4-48 System Options Dialog Box Table 4-27 System Options Field...
4 - 36 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Figure 4-49 Change Password Window To create a password for the first time, leave the Current: text box empty and enter the new password in the text boxes. Tap Confirm: To change an existing password, enter the current password in the text boxes.
Save To export all profiles: . The Export All Profiles Figure 4-52 Export All Profiles Save As Dialog Box Enter a filename in the Name: In the drop-down list, select the desired folder. Folder: Save Selecting saves the current profile. This information is used to determine which profile to connect Export All Profiles with after a warm boot or cold boot.
4 - 38 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Registry Settings Use a registry key to modify some of the parameters. The registry path is: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Symbol Technologies, Inc.\Configuration Editor Table 4-28 Registry Parameter Settings Type CertificateDirectory REG_SZ EncryptionMask REG_DWORD Log On/Off Application...
• Launched by Wireless Application, because the service is trying to verify the credentials due to credential caching rules. • Launched by a user, when a user is logged in. • Launched by a user, when no user is logged in. Table 4-29 Log On/Off Options Field...
When AFH is enabled, the Bluetooth radio “hops-around” (instead of through) the 802.11b high-rate channels. AFH coexistence allows vehicle computers to operate in any infrastructure. AFH is always enabled in the VC5090. The Bluetooth radio in this vehicle computer operates as a Class 2 device power class. The maximum output power is 2.5mW and the expected range is up to 32.8 feet (10 meters).
5 - 2 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Security The current Bluetooth specification defines security at the link level. Application-level security is not specified. This allows application developers to define security mechanisms tailored to their specific need. Link-level security is really between devices not users, while application-level security can be implemented on a per-user basis.
Bluetooth Profiles The VC5090 vehicle computer is loaded with a number of Bluetooth services profiles. These profiles can be loaded or removed from memory. If a profile is not used, it can be removed to save memory. To load or remove profiles: 1.
5 - 4 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Figure 5-3 Bluetooth Profile Selector Window 3. Tap a check box next to the profile to load (activate). The Serial Port profile is always active and cannot be removed. Profiles that are grey-out are not supported by the vehicle computer.
Modes The BTExplorer application has two mode for managing Bluetooth connections: Wizard Mode and Explorer Mode. The Wizard Mode is for novice Bluetooth users and the Explorer Mode is for experienced Bluetooth users. Wizard Mode Wizard Mode provides a simple step by step process for discovering and connecting to Bluetooth devices. The wizard takes you through the entire process.
5 - 6 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Figure 5-5 Select Remote Device Window NOTE Devices discovered previously are listed to save time. To start a new device discovery, tap and hold and select Discover Devices from the menu.
You can also use the “tap and hold” technique to view available options. Scroll bars and view options are like those you’re familiar with on your Windows desktop. The tree structure lists the following sub-items: • Local Device - This VC5090 vehicle computer • Remote Device - Other Bluetooth devices •...
5 - 8 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Discovering Bluetooth Device(s) Follow the steps below to discover Bluetooth devices. The vehicle computer can receive information from discovered devices, without bonding. However, once bonded, an exchange of information between the vehicle computer and a bonded device occurs automatically when the Bluetooth radio is turned on.
Using Bluetooth 5 - 9 Figure 5-11 Discovered Devices Listed in Untrusted Folder Bonding with Discovered Device(s) A bond is a relationship created between the vehicle computer and another Bluetooth device in order to exchange information in a secure manner. Creating a bond involves entering the same PIN on the two devices to bond. Once a bond is created, and the Bluetooth radios are turned on, the devices recognize the bond and are able to exchange information without re-entering a PIN.
5 - 10 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Figure 5-13 PIN Code Request Window 5. In the text box, enter the PIN number (between 1 and 16 characters) and then tap PIN Code: 6. On the remote device, enter the same PIN number.
Figure 5-15 Rename Device Selection Dialog Box 3. The window appears. Change Device Name Figure 5-16 Change Device Name Window 4. Enter a new name for the bonded device in the text box. Tap Deleting a Bonded Device If it is no longer necessary to connect with a device, delete it from the 1.
5 - 12 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Figure 5-17 Delete a Bonded Device 3. A confirmation dialog appears. Tap Accepting a Bond When a remote device wants to bond with a vehicle computer you give permission by entering a PIN when requested.
• Headset and Hands-free Services • OBEX Object Push Services • Serial Port Services. Not all services are available on the VC5090. Some of these services are discussed in the following paragraphs. Using Bluetooth 5 - 13 from the pop-up menu.
5 - 14 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide File Transfer Services NOTE Shared folders are a security risk. To transfer files between the vehicle computer and another Bluetooth enabled device: 1. Ensure the vehicle computer is discoverable and connectable. See 2.
Delete File To delete a file from the remote device: 1. Tap and hold on the file and select 2. In the Delete Remote Device File Get File To copy a file from a remote device: 1. Tap and hold on the file and select 2.
5 - 16 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide 1. Ensure the vehicle computer is discoverable and connectable. See 2. Discover and bond (pair) with the remote device.See 3. In , select the BTExplorer 4. Select the Trusted Devices 5. Tap the remote device folder.
Figure 5-23 Send Local Picture Window 9. Navigate to the picture that you want to send to the other device. 10. Tap Open 11. Tap . The picture is sent to the other device and a confirmation dialog box appears on the other device to accept the picture.
5 - 18 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Serial Port Services NOTE By default, COM ports COM4, COM5 and COM9 are Bluetooth virtual ports. If an application opens one of these ports, the Bluetooth driver activates and guides you through a Bluetooth connection.
Bluetooth Settings Use the BTExplorer Settings window appears. BTExplorer Settings Device Info Tab Use the tab to configure the vehicle computer’s Bluetooth connection modes. Device Info Figure 5-25 BTExplorer Settings - Device Info Tab Device Name Displays the name of the vehicle computer. Discoverable Mode Allows you to set the vehicle computer to be discoverable by other Bluetooth devices or not be discoverable.
5 - 20 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Figure 5-26 BTExplorer Settings - Services Tab To add a service: 1. Tap . The Add Local Service Figure 5-27 Add Local Service Window 2. In the list, select a service to add.
Figure 5-28 File Transfer Information Window Service Name Displays the name of the service. Service Security Select the type of security from the drop-down list; None, Authenticate or Authenticate/Encrypt. Root Directory Select the directory that other Bluetooth devices can access. File Permissions Select the file permissions for the selected directory.
5 - 22 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Personal Area Networking Service Personal Area Networking hosts a Personal Area Network which allows communication with other Bluetooth devices. Figure 5-30 Personal Area Networking Window Service Name Service Security Support Group Ad-Hoc...
Local Baud Rate Select the communication baud rate. Local Port Options Select the port option. Headset Service Serial port allows COM ports to be accessed by other Bluetooth devices. Figure 5-32 Headset Service Window Service Name Displays the name of the service. Security Tab To adjust the security settings for an individual service, select the service, then...
5 - 24 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Discovery Tab Use the tab to set and modify discovered devices. Discovery Figure 5-34 BTExplorer Settings - Discovery Tab Inquiry Length Name Discovery Mode Discovered Devices Virtual COM Port Tab Use the tab to select the COM ports for Bluetooth communication.
Figure 5-36 COM Port Connection Miscellaneous Tab Figure 5-37 BTExplorer Settings - Miscellaneous Tab Highlight Connections Apply Text Style Apply Text Color Select the connection type to highlight when connected. In the Wizard Mode, the only option is . In the Favorites None Tree View Only...
Chapter 6 ActiveSync Introduction To communicate with various host devices, install Microsoft ActiveSync (version 4.1 or higher) on the host computer. Use ActiveSync to synchronize information on the vehicle computer with information on the host computer. Changes made on the vehicle computer or host computer appear in both places after synchronization. ActiveSync software: •...
6 - 2 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Installing ActiveSync To install ActiveSync on the host computer, download version 4.1 or higher from the Microsoft web site at http://www.microsoft.com. Refer to the installation included with the ActiveSync software. Mobile Computer Setup NOTE Microsoft recommends installing ActiveSync on the host computer before connecting the vehicle computer.
5. Proceed with installing ActiveSync on the host computer and setting up a partnership. Setting Up an ActiveSync Connection on the Host Computer To start ActiveSync: 1. Select > > Programs Figure 6-3 ActiveSync Window NOTE Assign each vehicle computer a unique device name. Do not try to synchronize more than one vehicle computer to the same name.
6 - 4 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide 1. If the window does not appear on the host computer, select Get Connected ActiveSync Figure 6-5 New Partnership Window 2. Select if you want to create synchronize with the host computer or to connect as a guest.
Figure 6-7 Setup Complete Window 5. Click Finish Figure 6-8 ActiveSync Connected Window During the first synchronization, information stored on the vehicle computer is copied to the host computer. When the copy is complete and all data is synchronized, the vehicle computer can be disconnect from the host computer. NOTE The first ActiveSync operation must be performed with a local, direct connection.
Symbol value-add APIs. The Windows CE Platform SDK for the VC5090 is used in conjunction with the SMDK for C to create Windows CE applications for the VC5090 vehicle computer. The Platform SDK installs a new Windows CE device type and its associated libraries onto the development PC.
7 - 2 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide On http://support.symbol.com, select Software Downloads. Select Mobile Computers and then select VC5000. Select the Device Configuration Package (DCP). Save the .exe file to the development computer. Locate the .exe file on the development computer, double-click the file, and follow the install screen prompts.
Installing Other Development Software Developing applications for the vehicle computer may require installing other development software such as application development environments on the development PC. Follow the installation instructions provided with this software. Software Installation on Vehicle Computer With the appropriate accessory, software, and connection, the vehicle computer can share information with the host device.
7 - 4 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Figure 7-2 Application Folder Contents Use Explorer to locate the host computer directory that contains the file to download. Tap that directory in the left pane to display its contents in the right pane.
is not a merge but rather a replacement operation. Typically, the operating system is not running when partitions are update, so IPL can perform partition updates. Partition images for selected partitions can be created by TCM. All partition images suitable for use by IPL are in hex file format for transfer by TCM from the development computer to the vehicle computer.
Using standard windows drag and drop operations, files can be added and deleted from the script window. The DCP for VC5090w includes scripts used by Motorola to build the standard factory installed Platform and Application partitions provided on the vehicle computer. The standard Platform partition contains drivers while the Application partition contains demo applications and optional components.
Figure 7-3 TCM Startup Window The following table lists the components of the TCM window. Table 7-1 TCM Components Icon Component Script Window File Explorer Window Create button Open button Save button Large icons button Small icons button List button Details button About button Properties button...
7 - 8 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Table 7-1 TCM Components (Continued) Icon Component Build button Check button Send button Tile button Build and Send Preferences button Defining Script Properties Before a script is created, the script properties must be defined. This defines the type of vehicle computer, flash type, number of disks being created and the memory configuration of each disk partition.
Open opened and changes are made, saving the changes overwrites the original script. To use an original or Motorola supplied standard script as a base and save the changes in a new script, use the Save As function to save the script using a different file name.
Saving the Script Modifications to a script file can be saved using the script writes over the original script. To use a Motorola-supplied standard script as a base and save the changes in a new script, use the Save As Building the Image Once the script is created, the hex image defined by the script can be built.
Click and follow the on-screen instructions. If one of the partitions being built is the ESSID, a prompt appears requesting the ESSID value. Deselect the HR (High Rate) check box when building ESSID images for a device with an FH radio. Figure 7-8 Build ESSID Partition Window If one of the partitions being built is the Splash Screen, a prompt appears requesting both the source Bitmap...
7 - 12 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Platform Application Config Block Windows CE Monitor Splash Screen Power Micro Partition Table Command File System Reset Auto Select Figure 7-9 Initial Program Loader Menu CAUTION To insure a successful download, do not remove power from the vehicle computer while in IPL mode.
Table 7-2 IPL Menu Partitions (Continued) Partition Name Power Micro The Power Micro is a small computer contained within the vehicle computer that controls several system resources. In the unlikely event that the Power Micro Firmware needs updating, selecting this item allows the device to be programmed. Partition Table Contains the partition information for all other partitions.
7 - 14 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide If you selected transport method press install the Symbol USB driver. Follow the screen prompts. The Symbol USB driver is supplied with the DCP. menu appears. Download File? Download Cancel Show Parms...
Figure 7-15 Load Terminal Window - Serial and Ethernet Tabs In the field, select the hex file or files to download. Image Files To Load In the field, select the port on the vehicle computer that the development computer is connected to. Comm Port In the field, select the baud rate.
7 - 16 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Platform Application Config Block Windows CE Monitor Splash Screen Power Micro Partition Table Command File System Reset Auto Select Figure 7-16 Initial Program Loader Menu CAUTION To insure a successful download, do not remove power from the vehicle computer while in IPL mode.
Press menu appears. Download File? Download Cancel Show Parms Previous Figure 7-19 Download File? Menu Use the buttons to select screen. Parameters Download: “Partition Name” via “Device Parameters” Press Enter to Continue Figure 7-20 Parameters Screen • is the name of the partition selected in the Partition Name •...
7 - 18 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide TCM Error Messages TCM validates the cells in the partition table when the Execute button is clicked. Cells highlighted in red contain an error. Partition loading is disabled until all errors are corrected.
Table 7-3 TCM Error Messages (Continued) Error INVALID VOLUME In Script Properties window, one of the volume labels is not valid. NAME Corrupt TCM.INI file! The VolumeDivisor entry is missing or invalid in the TCM.ini. Reinstall TCM or recover (Invalid value of TCM.ini.
7 - 20 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide IPL Error Detection While receiving data, IPL performs many checks on the data to ensure that the data is received correctly. If an error is detected, IPL immediately aborts the download, and reports the error on an error screen.
Table 7-4 IPL Errors (Continued) Error Error Text Number Readback checksum error There is no more heap space available Insufficient data available to complete record Invalid Symbol HEX file Unrecognized or unsupported HEX record Invalid data in HEX file Exceeded max size Partition is not valid on this device Wrong destination code...
The two FFS partitions appear as two separate folders in the Windows CE file system and are as follows: • Platform: The Platform FFS partition contains Motorola-supplied programs and Dynamic Link Libraries (DLLs). This FFS is configured to include DLLs that control system operation. Since these drivers are required for basic vehicle computer operation, only experienced users should modify the content of this partition.
Working with FFS Partitions Because the FFS partitions appear as folders under the Windows CE file system, they can be written to and read like any other folder. For example, an application program can write data to a file located in the Application folder just as it would to the Windows folder.
• Windows CE: The complete Windows CE operating system is stored on Flash devices. If necessary, the entire OS image may be downloaded to the vehicle computer using files provided by Motorola. The current OS partition on the vehicle computer is included as part of the TCM installation package. Any upgrades must be obtained from Motorola.
Chapter 8 Staging and Provisioning Introduction This chapter describes how to stage devices using Rapid Deployment and provisioning using MSP Agent or AirBEAM Smart. Staging Staging is the process of setting up the vehicle computer to download packages for provisioning. The vehicle computer uses the Rapid Deployment (RD) Client for staging.
When the vehicle computer scans and successfully decodes a single or multiple RD bar codes, the data encoded in the bar code can: • Reset the vehicle computer’s connection profile. A connection profile is a set of Wireless Application parameters that the vehicle computer uses to access the wireless network. •...
8 - 4 MC17 Product Reference Guide A new Wireless profile is created on the vehicle computer from the data encoded in the bar code(s) scanned. See Chapter 4, Wireless Applications The designated package(s) are downloaded from the FTP server. RD Client Version 3.28 The RD Client version 3.28 enables simple and rapid provisioning of new (out of the box) vehicle computers and simplifies the out-of-box provisioning by scanning bar codes or connecting to a profile server.
> > Programs Rapid Deployment Client Waiting for Bar Codes Figure 8-6 The RD Client waits for the first bar code scan. Scan the first bar code. The window indicates which bar code to scan next. NOTE Multi-part linear bar codes (1-D bar codes) can require scanning several bar codes. Bar codes can be scanned in any order.
8 - 6 MC17 Product Reference Guide Rapid Deployment Window Figure 8-7 After all the bar codes are scanned successfully, the vehicle computer connects to the server and the window displays while network settings are configured. PROCESSING PROFILE Rapid Deployment Window - Processing Profile Figure 8-8...
When staging is complete the Staging Complete Window Figure 8-9 Press the left function key to exit the On-Demand Staging The MSP 3.X also enables staging without having to scan bar codes through the use of On-Demand RD Client Staging (Electronic Staging). When using On-Demand Staging, the RD Client pulls staging profiles directly from an On-Demand Profile Server over some form of pre-configured or automatically-configured IP connection.
MC17 Product Reference Guide Well-known WLAN Connection Mode This mode works only on supported Motorola WLAN adapters. The WLAN IP connections using pre-defined Motorola WLAN settings. If the and establish such a connection, and if an On-Demand Profile Server is running on a host computer that is on the same subnet that is accessible from the connection, then Electronic Staging proceeds using that connection.
RD Client Searching for On-Demand Profile Server Figure 8-12 When complete, the STAGING COMPLETE Staging Complete Window Figure 8-13 Press the left function key to exit. Staging and Provisioning window displays. 8 - 9...
8 - 10 MC17 Product Reference Guide RD Client Main Menu The RD Client contains the following options: Main Menu • Search Network. See On-Demand Staging on page 8-7 • Scan Barcodes See Bar Code Scanning on page 8-4 • View Client Info •...
Client Info Window Figure 8-15 to return to the Main Menu Log Menu contains the following options: Log Menu • View Log • View Job Log • Set Log Level • Set Job Log Level. Select option. Log Menu Log Menu Window Figure 8-16 to return to the Main Menu...
8 - 12 MC17 Product Reference Guide View Log Window Figure 8-17 to return to the Log Menu View Job Log Use the option to display a list of jobs that have be processed. View Job Log Select option. View Job Log View Job Log Window Figure 8-18 to return to the...
Set Log Level Window Figure 8-19 Select a level option. Set Job Log Level Use the option to set the level of the information that appears in the Job log. Set Job Log Level Set Job Log Level Window Figure 8-20 Select a level option.
Provisioning The VC5090 supports two types of provisioning: • MSP Agent • AirBEAM Smart Client. MSP Agent NOTE MSP Agent is also known as MSP 3.X Provisioning Client. The Provisioning Client replaces AirBEAM Client and is responsible for implementing device-side provisioning activities as defined by a policy.
8 - 16 MC17 Product Reference Guide MSP Agent Main Menu Figure 8-22 Monitor Processing Use the option to view the status of packages being processed. Monitor Processing Select the Monitor Processing Monitor Processing Window Figure 8-23 to return to the Main Menu Force Check-In Use the...
Force Check-in Window Figure 8-24 to return to the Main Menu Package List Use the option to display the packages that have been installed on the mobile computer. Package List Select the option. Package List Package List Window Figure 8-25 to return to the Main Menu Client Info...
8 - 18 MC17 Product Reference Guide Client Info Window Figure 8-26 to return to the Main Menu Log Menu contains the following options: Log Menu • View Log • View Job Log • Set Log Level • Set Job Log Level. Select option.
View Log Window Figure 8-28 to return to the Log Menu View Job Log Use the option to display a list of jobs that have be processed. View Job Log Select option. View Job Log View Job Log Window Figure 8-29 Press the left function key to return to the Set Log Level Use the...
8 - 20 MC17 Product Reference Guide Set Log Level Window Figure 8-30 Select a level option. Set Job Log Level Use the option to set the level of the information that appears in the Job log. Set Job Log Level Set Job Log Level Window Figure 8-31 Select a level option.
8 - 22 MC17 Product Reference Guide AirBEAM Smart Client The AirBEAM Smart product allows specially designed software packages to be transferred between a host server and a vehicle computer. Before transfer, AirBEAM Smart checks and compares package version, so that only updated packages are loaded.
Connect to the vehicle computer using Remote Desktop. See Select > > Start Programs AirBEAM Smart Client Select > . The File Configure AirBEAM AirBEAM Configuration Window Figure 8-33 The configuration window is used to view and edit AirBEAM Smart Client configurations. This dialog box has seven tabs that you can modify - Packages(1), Packages(2), Server, Misc(1), Misc(2), Misc(3) and Misc(4).
8 - 24 MC17 Product Reference Guide Packages(2) Tab Use this tab to specify the package name of the last four of eight packages that are to be loaded during the AirBEAM synchronization process. The specified package name must correspond to a package that is available on the specified package server.
Server Tab Descriptions Table 8-4 Field IP Address The IP Address of the server. It may be a host name or a dot notation format. Directory The directory on the server that contains the AirBEAM package definition files. All AirBEAM package definition files are retrieved from this directory during the package synchronization process.
8 - 26 MC17 Product Reference Guide Misc(1) Tab Descriptions (Continued) Table 8-5 Field RAM Management This check box specifies whether the automatic RAM management is enabled during the package synchronization process. If enabled, RAM management logic is invoked when there is not enough free disk space to download a package.
Misc(2) Tab Descriptions Table 8-6 Field Auto-retry This field is used to specify whether the AirBEAM Smart Client automatically retries if there is a failure during the synchronization process. If this feature is enabled, the AirBEAM Smart Client displays a popup dialog indicating the attempt of a retry.
8 - 28 MC17 Product Reference Guide Misc (3) Tab Descriptions Table 8-7 Field Use DHCP This check box control specifies whether the AirBEAM Smart Client uses the DHCP response server option 66 to specify the IP address of the FTP/TFTP server. If enabled, special RF network registry settings are required to force the DHCP server to return the “TFTP server name”...
Misc (4) Tab Descriptions (Continued) Table 8-8 Field Sched Load This drop-down menu specifies the load mode to be used for scheduled synchronization, if enabled. The selections are: Default - Specifies that the load mode specified in the Auto-load setting is to be used for scheduled synchronization sessions.
8 - 30 MC17 Product Reference Guide • displays status messages that indicate the progress of the synchronization process. Status List • Press to return to the Main Menu. This button remains inactive until the synchronization process is ENTER complete. •...
Chapter 9 Maintenance and Troubleshooting Introduction This chapter includes instructions on cleaning and storing the vehicle computer, and provides troubleshooting solutions for potential problems during vehicle computer operation. Maintaining the Vehicle Computer For trouble-free service, observe the following tips when using the vehicle computer: •...
Returning the Vehicle Computer for Service NOTE Motorola has taken great care to ensure environmental conditions such as humidity will not affect the stability of the vehicle computer. This is accomplished my means of desiccant bags which can be inserted by the user upon receipt of the vehicle computer.
See Scanner Setup on page Adjust the volume in the Control Panel. Configure the application to enable the sound. Contact Motorola Enterprise Mobility Support. Service Information on page Contact Motorola Enterprise Mobility Support. Service Information on page...
9 - 4 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Table 9-1 Vehicle Computer Problems (Continued) Symptom Vehicle computer cannot find any Bluetooth devices nearby. There is a delay in the Bluetooth stack re-initializing during a resume from suspend. Possible Cause Too far from other Bluetooth devices.
Appendix A Specifications Technical Specifications The following tables summarize the vehicle computer’s intended operating environment and general technical hardware specifications. Vehicle Computer The following table summarizes the vehicle computer’s intended operating environment. Table A-1 Technical Specifications Item Physical and Environmental Characteristics Dimension 12.2 in W x 4.5 in.
A - 2 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Table A-1 Technical Specifications (Continued) Item User Environment Operating -22°F to 122°F (-30°C to 50°C) Temperature Storage Temperature -40°F to 158°F (-40°C to 70°C) Battery Charging 32 °F to 104 °F (0 °C to +40 °C) ambient temperature range.
The connectors are the same on both the full screen and half screen configurations. USB A Connector (Host) USB B Connector (Client) Figure A-1 VC5090 Connectors Table A-2 Power Connector Pin-Outs Signal +12 VDC Ignition Sense CGND Mating connector: Amphenol p/n S996F-16-9S-RH...
A - 4 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Table A-3 USB Connector Pin-Outs Signal USB+ USB positive signal USB- USB negative signal 5 VDC USB power (500 mA) Ground HPWR Keyboard heater BLEN Backlight enable signal Mating connector: Amphenol p/n C091-31D006-100-2...
Table A-5 Audio Connector Pin-Outs Signal MIC+ Audio input from microphone MIC- Audio input from microphone HPOUT Audio output to headphone ear piece AGND Analog ground SPKR+ Audio output to handset speaker SPKR- Audio output to handset speaker Push-to-Talk button signal from handset Mating connector: Amphenol p/n C091-31D007-100-2 Table A-6 USB A and B Connector Pin-Outs...
Appendix B Software Configuration Introduction This chapter provides special instructions required for third-party software that can be used with the VC5090 vehicle computer. Wavelink TelnetCE When using a serial scanner in a Wavelink TelnetCE session, the Wavelink Client communications parameters must be updated to reflect the connection of a scanner to one of the vehicle computer COMM ports.
B - 2 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide e. Enter “ exit ”. to close the window. Enter Install Citrix ICA Client software. a. Download the client software from the Citrix web site. b. Follow the instructions that come with the software.
Log out Disabling the VC5090 Heater The VC5090 vehicle computer and the optional keyboard contain internal heaters. By default the heaters are enabled. When the vehicle computer or optional keyboard temperature falls below the threshold level, the heater turns on. The heater can be disabled. Use the following registry settings to disable the heater:...
B - 4 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Double tap the Remote Desktop Once connected to the remote computer, open an application such as Notepad or WordPad. Position the cursor in the application window. Scan a bar code. The data appears in the window.
Options: • 00000000: AutoHide is off. • 00000001: AutoHide is on. Toggle Function Key Key Name: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\KEYBD} (full-screen configurations) [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\HARDWARE\DEVICEMAP\KEYBD\Configurations\VC5090-QWERTY] (half-screen configurations) • Name: EnableToggleForFunc • Data Type: dword • Description: Controls the action of the Function key. By default, the Function key remains on once pressed (toggleing is disabled) and is turned off when pressed again.
B - 6 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Power Suspend To make the power suspend settings persistent: Key Name: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Power\Timeouts] Name: ACSuspendTimeout • • Data Type: dword • Description: To suspend the device when not used for a certain period of time when operating on external power.
B - 8 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide • Name: Modifier • Data Type: dword • Description: Used to specify modifier key for the simulated key press P1. Required only when action is Simulate Keypress. Name: RepeatKey • •...
System Configuration Manager Symbol Configuration Manager (SCM) is a utility that runs on the host computer and is used to create configuration files. These files, when deployed to an vehicle computer, set configuration parameters for that device. The configurable options for a vehicle computer are defined in an XML file that is available on the Support Central. SCM is also available on Support Central.
B - 10 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Main SCM Window Figure B-3 Menu Functions Use the main menu to access the program functionality described in SCM Menu Functions Table B-1 Menu Item File Menu Open Config File Save Config Changes...
SCM Menu Functions (Continued) Table B-1 Menu Item Export Changes to .cpf Export the changed parameter values to an CPF file. Export all to .reg Export all the parameter values to an reg file. Export all to .xml Export all the parameter values to an XML file. Export all to .cpf Export all the parameter values to an CPF file.
Copy the .reg file to the vehicle computer. See Tap the filename to install. Certain applications and settings require a cold boot to take affect. In these cases, cold boot the VC5090. Refer to the Windows Mobile Version 5.0 Help file for more information.
Glossary API. An interface by means of which one software component communicates with or controls another. Usually used to refer to services provided by one software component to another, usually via software interrupts or function calls Application Programming Interface. See API. ASCII.
Glossary - 2 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide Cold Boot. A cold boot restarts the vehicle computer and erases all user stored records and entries. COM port. Communication port; ports are identified by number, e.g., COM1, COM2. Data Communications Equipment (DCE). A device (such as a modem) which is designed to attach directly to a DTE (Data Vehicle Computer Equipment) device.
Input/Output Ports. I/O ports are primarily dedicated to passing information into or out of the vehicle computer’s memory. VC5090 vehicle computers include Serial and USB ports. IP. Internet Protocol. The IP part of the TCP/IP communications protocol. IP implements the network layer (layer 3) of the protocol, which contains a network address and is used to route a message to a different network or subnetwork.
Glossary - 4 VC5090 Vehicle Computer Product Reference Guide LED Indicator. A semiconductor diode (LED - Light Emitting Diode) used as an indicator, often in digital displays. The semiconductor uses applied voltage to produce light of a certain frequency determined by the semiconductor's particular chemical composition.
PING. (Packet Internet Groper) An Internet utility used to determine whether a particular IP address is online. It is used to test and debug a network by sending out a packet and waiting for a response. Print Contrast Signal (PCS). Measurement of the contrast (brightness difference) between the bars and spaces of a symbol.
Terminal Computer Emulation. A “terminal computer emulation” emulates a character-based mainframe session on a remote non-mainframe terminal computer, including all display features, commands and function keys. The VC5090 Series supports Terminal Computer Emulations in 3270, 5250 and VT220.
VC. Vehicle Computer. Vehicle Computer. In this text, vehicle computer refers to the VC5090 vehicle computer. It can be set up to run as a stand-alone device, or it can be set up to communicate with a network, using wireless radio technology.