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  • Page 1 MobilePro 900c ™ Handheld PC User’s Guide NEC Solutions America...
  • Page 2 Proprietary Notice and Liability Disclaimer The information disclosed in this document, including all designs and related materials, is the valuable property of NEC Solutions (America), Inc. (hereinafter “NECSAM”) and/or their licensors. NECSAM and/or its licensors, as appropriate, reserve all patent, copyright and other proprietary rights to this document, including all design, manufacturing, reproduction, use, and sales rights thereto, except to the extent said rights are expressly granted to others.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Contents Using This Guide Text Conventions..................viii Related Documents ...................viii 1 Getting Started Welcome ....................1-2 Unpacking Your MobilePro..............1-3 Getting to Know Your MobilePro ............1-4 Installing the Main Battery ...............1-5 Installing the Backup Battery..............1-7 Connecting the AC Adapter..............1-10 Setting Up the System................1-13 Introducing the Software ................1-14 Connecting to Your PC via USB Cable ..........1-15 Loading USB Files .................1-16...
  • Page 4 2 Introducing the MobilePro Identifying System Features..............2-2 Around the Front of the System ............2-2 Around the Back of the System ............2-4 Around the Left Side of the System ..........2-5 Around the Right Side of the System ..........2-6 Around the Bottom of the System ...........
  • Page 5 Enabling the Suspend Switch ............4-5 Using the Keyboard ..................4-6 Using Application Shortcut Keys.............4-7 Defining Application Shortcut Keys ..........4-8 Using Other Function Keys..............4-9 Adjusting MobilePro Settings..............4-10 Using the Voice Recorder...............4-11 Recording Memos ................4-11 Selecting Menus ................4-11 Using PC Cards..................4-12 Inserting PC Cards .................4-12 Removing PC Cards ...............4-13 Using CompactFlash Cards ..............4-13 Inserting CF Cards .................4-14...
  • Page 7: Using This Guide

    Using This Guide The MobilePro™ 900c User's Guide gives you the information you need to maximize the use of your MobilePro 900c handheld PC. Read this guide to familiarize yourself with the MobilePro and its features. For specific information, see the following descriptions.
  • Page 8: Text Conventions

    NEC MobilePro 900c Handheld PC: NEC MobilePro 900c Release Notes Release notes provide additional information about your NEC MobilePro 900c that was not available at the time the user’s guide was printed. Information in the release notes is the result of extensive product testing.
  • Page 9: Getting Started

    Getting Started Welcome Unpacking Your MobilePro Getting to Know Your MobilePro Installing the Main Battery Installing the Backup Battery Connecting the AC Adapter Setting Up the System Introducing the Software Connecting to Your PC via USB Cable Connecting to Your PC via Serial Cable Connecting to Your PC via Infrared Port Installing Microsoft ActiveSync Synchronizing with Your Host PC...
  • Page 10: Welcome

    Picture yourself in the following situations: Before a business trip, you synchronize all your unread e-mail onto your MobilePro 900c. In the air, you read and reply to fifty messages, which get sent automatically the next time you connect your MobilePro to your office PC.
  • Page 11: Unpacking Your Mobilepro

    “Installing the Main Battery,“ “Installing the Backup Battery,” “Connecting the AC Adapter,” and “Setting Up the System,” later in this chapter. MobilePro 900c (a stylus ships in a holder in the MobilePro) MobilePro 900c AC adapter MobilePro 900c PC Connect cable (USB cable)
  • Page 12: Getting To Know Your Mobilepro

    Getting to Know Your MobilePro The MobilePro 900c offers you a portable system designed for synchronization with your host PC. Standard features include: ® Intel PXA255 processor at 400 MHz – an applications processor for advanced handheld multimedia functionality 64 MB of SDRAM 32 MB of flash memory 8.1-inch half-VGA DSTN LCD color panel with a 9-level...
  • Page 13: Installing The Main Battery

    With your NEC MobilePro, you can edit, create, send, and receive documents including text, spreadsheets, presentations, and e-mail, manage your schedule and contacts, access the Internet with the internal modem, and synchronize data with your host PC. Your MobilePro does not have a hard disk drive. The operating system and preloaded applications are deployed on a Read-Only Memory (ROM) module;...
  • Page 14: Inserting The Main Battery

    Insert the main battery as follows: Locate the battery lock button on the bottom of the system (see the following figure). Make sure the lock button is in the unlocked position (slide the button towards the outside of the unit). Align the battery connector and tab with the battery bay slot and connector.
  • Page 15: Installing The Backup Battery

    Installing the Backup Battery A lithium coin-cell battery comes with your MobilePro. This is a backup battery that maintains system configuration information. Install this battery before you use the MobilePro. See the following procedure to install the battery. The battery can explode if you use a battery that is not the same type battery (or an equivalent type) that ships with the MobilePro.
  • Page 16 With the positive (+) side of the battery facing up, insert the battery into the battery socket as shown in the following figures. Inserting the backup battery A – Backup Battery (+ side up) Checking the backup battery installation 1-8 Getting Started...
  • Page 17 Replace the backup battery cover. Tighten the screw to secure the cover. Replacing the backup battery cover A – Screw B – Backup Battery Cover The battery can explode if you use a battery that is not the same type battery (or an equivalent type) that ships with the MobilePro.
  • Page 18: Connecting The Ac Adapter

    Connecting the AC Adapter In addition to using the AC adapter to fully charge your main battery for the first time, NEC Solutions America recommends using the AC adapter when you: Use PC Cards or CompactFlash cards ™...
  • Page 19 Follow these precautions whenever you use the AC adapter and the MobilePro: Keep the main battery installed when running on AC power. When communicating or sending transmissions for a long time, use the AC adapter to conserve power. Follow these steps to connect the AC adapter: Insert the plug on the AC adapter cable into the AC power port on the left side of the MobilePro (see the following figure).
  • Page 20: Opening The Display Panel

    NEC Solutions America recommends that you wait ten seconds after powering off before powering on the MobilePro. Continue working with the MobilePro 900c as it charges and leave it connected to AC power after the light turns green.
  • Page 21: Setting Up The System

    AC adapter to charge your system. Open the display panel to start your MobilePro 900c for the first time. Press the Power button if the system does not start automatically.
  • Page 22: Introducing The Software

    “Synchronizing with Your Host PC” to activate the ActiveSync components on the MobilePro and host PC. Introducing the Software ® ® Your MobilePro 900c features Microsoft Windows CE .NET 4.2, the latest version of Windows CE .NET-based operating system software along with additional applications and drivers on the accompanying CDs.
  • Page 23: Connecting To Your Pc Via Usb Cable

    Connecting to Your PC via USB Cable The MobilePro is designed to be a companion PC. Most users want to synchronize the MobilePro 900c with a host PC. The latest work done on either the MobilePro or the host PC automatically appears on both machines, once the synchronization process occurs.
  • Page 24: Loading Usb Files

    USB files from the NEC MobilePro 900c Application and Driver CD to your host PC. Insert the NEC MobilePro 900c Application and Driver CD in the CD-ROM drive of your host PC. If auto-insert is enabled on your host PC, the CE Setup menu appears.
  • Page 25: Connecting The Usb Pc Connect Cable

    Connecting the USB PC Connect Cable Before installing Microsoft ActiveSync, use the following procedure to connect the USB PC Connect cable to both your MobilePro and to your host PC. Locate and open the USB connector cover on the right side of your MobilePro.
  • Page 26: Verifying Pc Connection Settings

    Connect the PC Connect (serial) cable to your host PC and to your MobilePro. Install Microsoft ActiveSync on your host PC. Create a partnership between your host PC and your MobilePro. Verify that the desired synchronization services are configured. Verifying PC Connection Settings Your MobilePro ships with PC Connection default settings.
  • Page 27: Connecting The Serial Pc Connect Cable

    Double click the System icon, select the Hardware tab, and select the Device Manager button. Check the Ports listing to determine if any conflicts exist (another device is assigned to or using the serial port). The port may be flagged with an exclamation point, for example, if any conflicts exist.
  • Page 28: Connecting To Your Pc Via Infrared Port

    Align and attach the PC Connect cable to the serial port on the MobilePro. (If your cable is labeled, insert the cable with the word Up visible on the top. If your cable has an arrow near the connector, insert the cable with the arrow visible on top.) Connect the other end of the cable to the 9-pin serial port on your host PC.
  • Page 29: Modifying Pc Connection Settings

    Modifying PC Connection Settings Your MobilePro ships with PC Connection default settings. Follow these steps to modify the PC connection settings: Tap Start, Settings, and Control Panel. Double tap the PC Connection icon. Tap the Change button, use the dropdown box to change the setting to Infrared port, tap OK, and tap OK again.
  • Page 30: Enabling The Infrared Port

    Enabling the Infrared Port The infrared port on your host PC must be available for synchronization with your MobilePro. Follow these steps to enable the infrared port: Access the setup utility on your host PC to verify that the port is enabled.
  • Page 31: Installing Microsoft Activesync

    Installing Microsoft ActiveSync You must install Microsoft ActiveSync on your host PC to enable synchronization with your MobilePro. The Microsoft ActiveSync 3.5 CD that ships with your MobilePro contains the ActiveSync software designed for synchronization with Microsoft Office components. The ®...
  • Page 32: Creating A Partnership

    Click Next to start the setup wizard. The Selection Installation folder appears. Click Next to accept the default installation folder or modify the folder destination and click Next. The Get Connected window appears. If you are connecting to your PC via USB or serial cable, continue to the next step.
  • Page 33: Verifying Synchronization Settings

    MobilePro 900c with your host PC’s Microsoft Outlook e-mail, contacts, calendar, and task list each time you attach the PC Connect cable to the MobilePro 900c or, if connecting via infrared port, manually activate ActiveSync (see “Synchronizing via the Infrared Port”...
  • Page 34: Synchronizing With Your Host Pc

    Synchronizing with Your Host PC Once your MobilePro is configured for synchronization with your host PC, synchronization occurs when the ActiveSync components on the MobilePro and on the host PC are activated. When synchronizing via the USB or serial port, the process occurs automatically.
  • Page 35: Using Other Communication Devices

    Using Other Communication Devices During synchronization via USB or serial port, the PC Connect cable must be connected to your host PC. However, if you are using the serial PC Connect cable, you must disconnect the serial cable before using the internal modem, IR port, or a network card in your MobilePro.
  • Page 36: Getting Help

    Getting Help The following table provides a list of where you can get help on your MobilePro 900c, the software, connections, accessories, and support. Help Resources Item Resource NEC MobilePro 900c User’s Guide MobilePro Operation An online version of the printed user’s guide is available at http://support.necsam.com/.
  • Page 37 Help Resources Item Resource NEC Solutions (America), Inc. Web MobilePro Homepage site (Mobile Solutions Division) http://www.necsolutions-am.com/ mobilesolutions NEC Solutions (America), Inc. MobilePro Technical Support, Warranty Service MobilePro Support http://support.necsam.com/ Select Handhelds. Select your system model. NEC Solutions (America), Inc. Support Telephone Number 1-800-632-4525 NEC Solutions (America), Inc.
  • Page 39: Introducing The Mobilepro

    Introducing the MobilePro Identifying System Features Using the Stylus Using Power Sources Caring for the MobilePro...
  • Page 40: Identifying System Features

    Identifying System Features The NEC MobilePro 900c is compact with features on every side. The next few sections provide figures and feature descriptions. Around the Front of the System See the following figure and information to get familiar with the features on the front of the MobilePro 900c.
  • Page 41 Display Panel Latch — Secures the display panel when it is closed. Slide the display panel latch to the right to release the latch. Display Panel (with built-in touch screen) — Provides a touch screen that lets you activate functions by touching the screen with the stylus or your fingertip.
  • Page 42: Around The Back Of The System

    CF Card Eject Button — Lets you eject an installed CF card. Around the Back of the System The back of the NEC MobilePro offers the features shown in the following figure. Features are described after the figure. Features on the back of the system A –...
  • Page 43: Around The Left Side Of The System

    Around the Left Side of the System The left side of your NEC MobilePro offers the features shown in the following figure. Features are described after the figure. Left side features A – Kensington Lock Slot D – VGA Port B –...
  • Page 44: Around The Right Side Of The System

    Around the Right Side of the System The right side of your NEC MobilePro offers the features shown in the following figure. Features are described after the figure. Right side features A – PC Card Eject Button C – USB Host Port B –...
  • Page 45: Around The Bottom Of The System

    Around the Bottom of the System The bottom of the NEC MobilePro offers the features shown in the following figure. Features are described after the figure. Features on the bottom of the system A – Battery Lock Button D – Battery Release Button B –...
  • Page 46: Using The Stylus

    Use your stylus to press the soft reset button. The reset button design requires the use of the stylus. Only use the MobilePro 900c stylus to reset the system. Use of another tool can damage the MobilePro. Speaker — Lets you listen to digital audio. You can program MobilePro audio to remind you of appointments, notify you of operation events, or play application-associated sounds.
  • Page 47: Using Power Sources

    When you are done using the stylus, return it to its convenient holder in the MobilePro. Using Power Sources The MobilePro 900c can be powered using the AC adapter or the system’s main battery, making it a truly portable system. The MobilePro also contains an internal data backup battery whenever the unit is connected to an AC power source.
  • Page 48: Determining Battery Status

    Determining Battery Status You can determine battery status by using the power icon on the lower right-hand side of the taskbar or through the power icon in the control panel. The icon on the taskbar displays as an electrical plug when the battery is fully charged (battery charging LED lights green) or as a battery while charging (battery charging LED lights amber).
  • Page 49: Managing Mobilepro Power

    It takes approximately 5 hours to recharge a fully depleted battery pack regardless of the system’s power state. However, if the main battery has been depleted for a prolonged period, you must allow 6 to 10 hours for the main battery to fully recharge. Note Through normal use, the capacity of a battery pack gradually declines.
  • Page 50: Removing The Battery Pack

    Use the following procedure to replace a battery pack. Save your data, turn off unit power, and close the display panel. Disconnect any cables attached to the unit, such as the PC Connect cable. Have a lithium ion battery pack available. Remove the battery pack as follows: Locate the battery lock and release buttons on the bottom of the system.
  • Page 51: Inserting The Battery Pack

    Insert a new battery pack as follows: Make sure the lock button is in the unlocked position. Align the battery connector with the battery bay connector and align the grooves on the sides of the battery with the rails in the battery bay. Slide the battery into the battery bay.
  • Page 52: Using Batteries Safely

    Using Batteries Safely Read the following battery handling precautions to ensure your safety. Adhere to these warnings when handling batteries. Failure to do so may result in personal injury. There is a danger of explosion if the battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with the same type recommended by the manufacturer.
  • Page 53: Precautions

    Precautions Follow these precautions when using your MobilePro and AC adapter. Always plug the AC adapter cord into an easily accessible outlet. It is important to be able to easily shut off power by unplugging the AC adapter if needed. Avoid dropping or bumping the MobilePro or the AC adapter.
  • Page 54: Storage Requirements

    Storage Requirements Store the MobilePro and AC adapter in an environment that meets the following conditions. Maintain storage temperatures between 14°F and 140°F (–10°C and 60°C). If the temperature of the MobilePro suddenly rises or falls (for example, when you move the system from a cold place to a warm place) vapor condenses inside the system.
  • Page 55: Introducing Windows Ce .Net 4.2

    Introducing Windows CE .NET 4.2 Windows CE .NET 4.2 Microsoft ActiveSync Online Help...
  • Page 56: Windows Ce .Net 4.2

    Windows CE .NET 4.2 Microsoft Windows CE .NET version 4.2 is an update to Windows CE .NET, the successor to Windows CE 3.0. Windows CE .NET expands the Windows CE-based operating system. It combines the reduced code base of Window CE and the look and feel of a typical desktop PC for device mobility and portability.
  • Page 57: Selecting Objects

    Looking at the Windows CE .NET Desktop Windows CE .NET gives you the newest features offered by Microsoft for your NEC MobilePro and is very similar to other Windows operating systems. Windows CE .NET includes a desktop with built-in pocket applications, a taskbar for quick navigation, online networking functions, and more.
  • Page 58: Desktop Icons

    Slide Show on your MobilePro or to an externally connected VGA monitor. Inbox — Allows you to send and receive e-mail messages on your NEC MobilePro. Refer to Chapter 5, “Setting Up a Remote Connection,” for details about configuring your MobilePro to send and receive e-mail.
  • Page 59: Other Applications

    .NET-based applications. Write complete, well-formatted reports, take detailed notes, and work on spreadsheet data as you travel. Your MobilePro 900c provides a complete suite of productivity and business applications ready for you to use. Some applications are available as a desktop icon (previously described), others are accessible through Start, Programs and on the MobilePro 900c Application and Driver CD.
  • Page 60 — Provides a full-featured facsimile progam for Windows CE .NET, able to receive and send facsimiles, and to re-send received or sent facsimiles. bFAX comes on the NEC MobilePro 900c Application and Driver CD. bUSEFUL Backup Plus — Allows you to perform a backup or a restore in either Wizard mode or Manual mode.
  • Page 61: Using Print Features

    For more information about each of the applications, just click the question mark or select the help button when using each application. Using Print Features Windows CE .NET provides printing capability using Hewlett-Packard (HP) PCL Level 3 and compatible printing devices that support USB, serial, or infrared connection.
  • Page 62: Using Network Capabilities

    (SLIP) used with Cellular Digital Packet data (CDPD) so you can have cable- or wireless-based network communications using an Ethernet LAN PC card. In addition, you can use CompactFlash type II Ethernet cards on your NEC MobilePro. Microsoft ActiveSync Microsoft ActiveSync enables you to synchronize the information on your desktop computer with the information on your device.
  • Page 63: Backing Up And Restoring Data

    The backup file is saved on the hard disk of your host PC. When you restore data from a backup file created by Microsoft ActiveSync, all data on your NEC MobilePro is replaced by the data in the backup file. All data on your MobilePro is overwritten including files you created, settings that you changed or programs that you installed since the last backup.
  • Page 64: Online Help

    Backup/Restore. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the backup process. Online Help Your NEC MobilePro provides online help resources for Windows CE .NET and preloaded applications. In addition, Microsoft ActiveSync on your host PC provides its own online help file.
  • Page 65: Using The Mobilepro

    Using the MobilePro Powering On and Off Making Display Panel Adjustments Using the Keyboard Adjusting MobilePro Settings Using the Voice Recorder Using PC Cards Using CompactFlash Cards Using the IR Port Resetting the MobilePro Using the Application and Driver CD...
  • Page 66: Powering On And Off

    CompactFlash cards. In addition, repeatedly powering off and quickly powering on, may cause data loss. NEC Solutions America recommends that you wait ten seconds after powering off, before powering on the MobilePro. Slide the display panel latch to the right. Lift the display panel up towards the rear of the unit.
  • Page 67: Making Display Panel Adjustments

    Note You might need to press the Power button several times to power on the unit after installing batteries. It might be necessary to charge a main battery that has a low charge for about 30 minutes before you can power on the unit. The first time you power on the MobilePro, the screen contrast might need adjustment.
  • Page 68: Configuring The Backlight

    Press the brightness up or brightness down keys as required. Locating brightness keys A – Brightness Up Key B – Brightness Down Key Configuring the Backlight You can conserve battery life by configuring your MobilePro to automatically turn off the display panel’s backlight. Automatic Off Follow these steps to configure the backlight for automatic turn off: Tap Start, Settings, Control Panel.
  • Page 69: Enabling The Suspend Switch

    External Power,” or both, to enable the display linkage switch. While running on battery power, your NEC MobilePro will not automatically suspend during synchronization unless the battery charge is at a very low status. You may want to connect your MobilePro to an AC power source before synchronizing with your host PC.
  • Page 70: Using The Keyboard

    Using the Keyboard The NEC MobilePro keyboard is equipped with many features including: Application shortcut keys Brightness up/down keys Cursor control keys Control keys Windows key. Feature keys are located as shown in the following figure. Key operations are described after the figure.
  • Page 71: Using Application Shortcut Keys

    Windows Key — The Windows key displays the Start menu. Using Application Shortcut Keys The NEC MobilePro provides application shortcut keys located at the top of the keyboard. Use these keys to launch applications directly from the keyboard. The key defaults are listed in the following table.
  • Page 72: Defining Application Shortcut Keys

    Default Application Shortcut Keys Icon Application Voice Recorder Calculator Brightness Up Brightness Down Defining Application Shortcut Keys There are three ways to use the application shortcut keys: as default Microsoft or BSQUARE application shortcut keys customized to launch other applications defined as standard Windows application function keys [F1 –...
  • Page 73: Using Other Function Keys

    Using Other Function Keys In addition to the application shortcut keys, your NEC MobilePro is equipped with default function keys as described in the following table. Default Function Keys...
  • Page 74: Adjusting Mobilepro Settings

    MobilePro Settings icon to display the applet’s window. The MobilePro Settings applet allows you to configure a variety of properties on your NEC MobilePro and includes the following features: Q Launch — Allows you to define custom shortcut keys for various applications.
  • Page 75: Using The Voice Recorder

    Using the Voice Recorder The MobilePro features a voice recorder application to record and play voice memos. Recording is dictation quality only and not intended for musical recording. Recording voice memos with the MobilePro is easy. Recording Memos Follow these steps to record with the Microsoft Voice Recorder: Tap Start, Programs, Accessories, then select Voice Recorder.
  • Page 76: Using Pc Cards

    Using PC Cards Your NEC MobilePro comes with a PC Card slot that supports one Type II PC Card. All PC Cards are approximately the same size, have a standard 68-pin connector and vary only in thickness. PC Cards add a variety of storage and communication functionality to your MobilePro.
  • Page 77: Removing Pc Cards

    Once the card is released, pull it the rest of the way out of the slot. Using CompactFlash Cards Your NEC MobilePro comes with a CompactFlash (CF) card slot that supports one Type II CompactFlash card. A CF card provides a storage device for your MobilePro and when inserted, creates a Storage Card 2 folder.
  • Page 78: Inserting Cf Cards

    Inserting CF Cards Follow these steps to install a CF card: With the CF card facing up, insert it into the CF card slot. Note When you insert a CF card, a button pops out of the card bay. Pivot the button towards the left side of the unit until it fits into the recessed space next to the slot.
  • Page 79: Using The Ir Port

    When the card pops out slightly, pull it out of the slot. Using the IR Port With the NEC MobilePro, you can send and receive data to and from another similarly equipped device using the infrared (IrDA) communication port. In addition, you can use the IR port to synchronize data with your host PC, in place of using the PC Connect cable.
  • Page 80: Resetting The Mobilepro

    Note If the units are too far apart or if something blocks the path between the two ports, data may not be sent or received correctly. Resetting the MobilePro Occasionally you may need to reset your MobilePro. For instance, you may need to reset after restoring data from your host PC, after modifying the MobilePro’s configuration, when you are unable to power on using the Power button, or when the operating system stops...
  • Page 81: Using The Application And Driver Cd

    The reset button design requires the use of the stylus. Only use the MobilePro 900c stylus to reset the system. Use of another tool can damage the MobilePro. Reset button A – Reset Button Using the Application and Driver CD...
  • Page 82 The CE Setup menu provides a list of available software on the Application and Driver CD for use with the host PC and MobilePro 900c. Select the driver or application you want to load. Read any license agreement that appears and click OK to accept the agreement.
  • Page 83: Setting Up A Remote Connection

    Setting Up a Remote Connection Preparing for a Connection Setup Connecting the Internal Modem Connecting to an Internet Service Provider Connecting to a Remote Access Server Sending and Receiving E-mail Activating a Connection...
  • Page 84: Preparing For A Connection Setup

    Follow these steps to connect an RJ-11 telephone cable to the internal modem: Open the modem cover on the left side of the NEC MobilePro by pulling out the left side of the cover. Carefully plug the RJ-11 telephone cable into the modem connector.
  • Page 85 Failure to do so may result in explosion or fire and will damage your modem. During thunderstorms be sure to disconnect the modem phone cable from the NEC MobilePro. Failure to do so may result in explosion or fire. Connect the other RJ-11 connector into an active (analog) phone jack.
  • Page 86: Connecting To An Internet Service Provider

    Connecting to an Internet Service Provider Once you have established an account with an Internet Service Provider (ISP) and gathered the necessary configuration information, you are ready to create a connection on your MobilePro for your ISP account. Follow these steps to create a new connection for your ISP account: Tap Start, Settings, and Network and Dial-up Connections.
  • Page 87: Connecting To A Remote Access Server

    Connecting to a Remote Access Server Once you establish an account with your RAS and gather the necessary configuration information, you are ready to create a connection on your MobilePro for your RAS account. Follow these steps to create a new connection for your RAS account: Tap Start, Settings, and Network and Dial-up Connections.
  • Page 88: Sending And Receiving E-Mail

    Sending and Receiving E-mail Before configuring the necessary e-mail service information, you need some or all of the following settings: POP3 or IMAP4 Host Your user ID Your password, if required SMTP host Your e-mail address. To send and receive e-mail through your ISP or RAS account, you must configure the services properties through your Inbox.
  • Page 89: Activating A Connection

    Enter RAS (Exchange server) information as follows: — Either POP3 Host or Server (for IMAP4 mail) — ISP host/server name — User ID — Domain\your user id\exchange alias — Password — Your password, if required — SMTP Host — Exchange server name —...
  • Page 91: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Solving Problems Replacing the Backup Battery...
  • Page 92: Solving Problems

    Solving Problems Your NEC MobilePro is designed to provide many hours of service while you are at home or on the road. For optimum performance, frequently back up and synchronize the MobilePro data with your host PC. Then if something happens, most of your data is still available.
  • Page 93 Troubleshooting Problem Resolution A low battery message Recharge the main battery (see appears. “Connecting the AC Adapter” in Chapter 1). When using a PC Card, Connect the AC adapter to the unit when such as a modem, the using PC cards that require large unit powers off.
  • Page 94 Troubleshooting Problem Resolution The serial port doesn't Check that the cable connections are work. secure. Verify that the MobilePro PC Connection setting is set correctly (see “Connecting to Your PC via Serial Cable” in Chapter 1). Check the availability of the serial port (see “Ensuring the Availability of the Serial Port”...
  • Page 95 Troubleshooting Problem Resolution The reset button does Use the MobilePro 900c stylus to reset not respond. the unit (see “Resetting the MobilePro” in Chapter 4). Remove the main battery. Reinstall the battery and make sure it is seated properly. Try resetting the unit again.
  • Page 96: Replacing The Backup Battery

    Replacing the Backup Battery The MobilePro uses a CR2032 lithium coin-cell battery to maintain system configuration information. If the battery fails to maintain system configuration information, replace it with an identically rated battery from the same manufacturer. The battery can explode if you use a battery that is not the same type battery (or an equivalent type) that ships with the MobilePro.
  • Page 97 Locate the backup battery cover on the bottom of the unit. Using a coin (for example, a quarter), loosen the backup battery screw and remove the cover. Locating the backup battery cover and screw A – Screw B – Backup Battery Cover Troubleshooting A-7...
  • Page 98 Using the tip of the MobilePro 900c stylus, remove the used battery (see the following figure). To prevent damage to the MobilePro, use the tip of the stylus to remove the battery. Using other tools can damage system components. Removing the backup battery A –...
  • Page 99 With the positive (+) side of the battery facing up, insert the new battery into the battery socket as shown in the following figure. Inserting the backup battery A – Backup Battery (+ side up) Checking the backup battery installation Troubleshooting A-9...
  • Page 100 Replace the backup battery cover. Tighten the screw to secure the cover. Replacing the backup battery cover A – Screw B – Backup Battery Cover The battery can explode if you use a battery that is not the same type battery (or an equivalent type) that ships with the MobilePro.
  • Page 101: Specifications

    Specifications Base System Power Dimensions and Weight Recommended Environment Accessories Options...
  • Page 102: Base System

    Base System The following specifications are standard except where noted. Processor ® ® Intel PXA255 processor at 400 MHz with Intel XScale™ technology Memory 64 MB of SDRAM standard (100 MHz) 32 MB of Flash ROM + 32 MB of Flash ROM; NAND or NOR Flash type (the additional 32 MB of Flash ROM may be used to flash applications to field devices) Display...
  • Page 103 LEDs Battery status (green/amber) Notification (alert) indicator (amber) I/O Ports USB slave USB host Serial port (Direct Cable connection) IrDA 1.1 FIR (4Mbps) port VGA port (output) Headphone, stereo mini jack Modem port Power port (DC in) Modem Data — V. 90, 56 Kbps (AT command) Fax —...
  • Page 104: Power

    Serial Interface Baud rate — 115.2 Kbps maximum Expansion One Type II PC Card slot One Type II CompactFlash card slot Pre-installed Operating System Microsoft Windows CE .NET 4.2 Power AC Adapter Input Voltage — 100 to 240 volts AC, 50 or 60 Hz Output Voltage —...
  • Page 105: Dimensions And Weights

    Recharge Time Use the AC adapter to recharge the MobilePro main battery. Recharging time — approximately 5 hours for the standard main battery when system power is off. Initial charge time for the main battery — approximately 10 hours with the system off. The system must be charged for 10 hours if the main battery is depleted for a prolonged period.
  • Page 106: Accessories

    Stylus pen Options Available options (U.S. and Canada only): Note Check the NEC Solutions America Web site ) for an updated list of www.necsolutions-am.com/mobilesolutions available options for the MobilePro 900. At the Products & Services page, select Mobile Computers, select your system, and select Accessories for the list of options.
  • Page 107 Index Tasks, 3-6 Terminal, 3-6 Voice Recorder, 3-5, 4-11 A&D CD. See Application and Windows CE .NET, 3-5 Driver CD Word Viewer, 3-5 AC adapter WorldClock, 3-5 connecting, 1-11 Asset View, 4-10 recharge time, B-5 Audio, B-3 specifications, B-4 Auto Suspend, 4-5 using, 1-10 AC power port, 2-5 Accessories, 1-3, B-6...
  • Page 108 recharging, 2-10 modem, 5-2 reducing life, 4-5 preparation, 5-2 release button, 2-7 remote access server (RAS), 5-5 removing and inserting, 2-12 remote connection, 1-27 replacement, 2-12 via infrared port, 1-20, 1-21 standard, B-4 via serial cable, 1-17 via USB cable, 1-15 bFAX, 3-6 BInkWriter, 3-5 Contacts, 3-6...
  • Page 109 Microsoft Internet Explorer, 1-28 battery lock button, 2-7 Microsoft Windows CE .NET battery release button, 2-7 Web site, 1-28 bottom, 2-7 NEC Solutions America e-mail CompactFlash card slot, 2-6 to support services, 1-29 display panel, 2-3 NEC Solutions America front, 2-2...
  • Page 110 My Computer, 3-4 recharge time, B-5 My Documents, 3-4 recharging, 2-10 reducing life, 4-5 release button, 2-7 NEC Solutions America removing, 2-11 e-mail to support services, 1-29 removing and inserting, 2-12 support services, 1-29 replacement, 2-12 support telephone number, 1-29...
  • Page 111 Network capabilities, 3-8 Powering off, 4-2 Network card, 1-27 Powering on, 4-2 Network connection, 1-23 PowerPoint Viewer, 3-4 New partnership, 1-24 Precautions, 2-15 Notification LED, 2-3 Printing, 3-7 Problem solving, A-2 Processor, 1-4, B-2 Online help, 3-10 Opening the display panel, 1-12, Q Launch, 4-10 Operating system, 3-2 Options, B-6...
  • Page 112 Standard components, 1-3 Starting up the MobilePro, 1-13 SDRAM, B-2 Status LEDs, 2-3 Security, 2-5 Stereo Headphone jack, 2-4 Sending and receiving e-mail, 5-6 Storage Card 2 folder, 4-13 Serial PC Connect cable, 1-17, 1-19 Storage requirements, 2-16 Serial port, 2-5 Stylus availability, 1-18 dragging and dropping, 3-3...
  • Page 113 1-28 Terminal, 3-6 MobilePro homepage, 1-29 Touchscreen, A-4 MobilePro technical support, Troubleshooting, A-2 1-29 NEC Solutions America, 1-29 Weight, B-5 Windows Media Player, 3-4 Unpacking the MobilePro, 1-3 Windows CE .NET 4.2 Updating information, 3-8 applications, 3-5 USB PC Connect cable, 1-15, 1-17...
  • Page 115 Regulatory Statements for U.S. and Canada The following regulatory statements include the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Radio Frequency Interference Statement, the Note for Canada, battery disposal and replacement information, and the Declaration of Conformity. FCC Statement for United States Only Changes or modifications to this unit not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
  • Page 116 If you have trouble with the MobilePro, please contact NEC Solutions America Support Services at 1-800-632-4525 for repair and warranty information. If the trouble is impacting the telephone network, the telephone company may request you remove the equipment from the network until the problem is resolved.
  • Page 117 The Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991 makes it unlawful for any person to use a computer or other electric device to send any message via a telephone fax machine unless such message clearly contains in a margin at the top or bottom of each transmitted page or on the first page of the transmission, the date and time it is sent and an identification of the business or other entity, or other individual sending the message and the telephone number of the sending machine...
  • Page 118 IC CS-03 Note The Industry Canada label identifies certified equipment. This certification means that the equipment meets telecommunications network protective, operational and safety requirements as prescribed in the appropriate Terminal Equipment Technical Requirements document. The Department does not guarantee the equipment will operate to the user's satisfaction.
  • Page 119: Battery Replacement

    Note for Canada This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing Equipment Regulations. Cet appareil numérique de la classe B repecte toutes les exigences du Règlement sur le matériel brouilleur du Canada. FCC WARNING Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate the equipment.
  • Page 120: Battery Disposal

    Contact your local waste management officials for other information regarding the environmentally sound collection, recycling, and disposal of used batteries. If you purchased or are using this computer outside of the U.S. or Canada, contact a local NEC dealer in your country. 6 Regulatory Statements...
  • Page 121 NEC Solutions (America), Inc. DECLARATION OF CONFORMITY We, the Responsible Party NEC Solutions (America), Inc. 10850 Gold Center Drive, Suite 200 Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 declare that the product MobilePro 900 is in conformity with part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation...

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