™ Optimus 5900 RFID Mobile Computer ® with Windows CE 5.0 User’s Guide...
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Soft Reset (Warm Boot) ....................3-14 Hard Reset (Cold Boot)....................3-14 Suspend Mode ........................3-15 Changing the Memory Allocation ..................3-15 Care and Cleaning of the Optimus 5900 RFID Terminal ...........3-15 Chapter 4 - Using the Keypad Overview ..........................4-1 Navigation Keys ........................4-1 Basic Keys ...........................4-2 Alpha/Numeric Modes......................4-2...
Pairing Bluetooth Devices ....................8-1 Setting Up a Bluetooth Printer ..................... 8-1 Setting Up a Connection to a Mobile Phone................ 8-2 Chapter 9 - Optimus 5900 RFID eBase Device (Model: 5900-EHB) Overview..........................9-1 Front Panel ......................... 9-2 Back Panel ......................... 9-3 Powering the Optimus 5900 RFID eBase Device..............
eBase Technical Specifications................... 9-7 Chapter 10 - Customer Support Product Service and Repair....................10-1 Limited Warranty ....................... 10-1 Limited Warranty Duration....................10-2...
Agency Approvals Label Locations Optimus 5900 RFID mobile computers meet or exceed the requirements of all applicable standards organizations for safe operation. However, as with any electrical equipment, the best way to ensure safe operation is to operate them according to the agency guidelines that follow. Read these guidelines carefully before using your mobile computer.
• Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna. • Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver. • Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. • Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. If necessary, the user should consult the dealer or an experienced radio/television technician for additional suggestions.
• Stylus • Single slot eBase • USB cable • AC power supply Note: Be sure to keep the original packaging in case you need to return the Optimus 5900 RFID terminal for service; Product Service and Repair on page 10-1.
4. Replace the door with a hinging motion and turn the screw clockwise to lock the door. Note: The battery door must be installed prior to booting the unit. We recommend use of Honeywell Li-Ion battery packs. Use of any non-Honeywell battery may result in damage not covered by the warranty.
(Model: 5900-EHB) (see page 9-1). We recommend use of Honeywell peripherals, power cables, and power adapters. Use of any non- Honeywell peripherals, cables, or power adapters may cause damage not covered by the warranty. DO NOT attempt to charge damp/wet mobile computers or batteries. All components must be dry before connecting to an external power source Step 3.
Desktop Note: You can access the Desktop any time by tapping the Change Views icon in the command bar and selecting Desktop on the popup menu. Tap to change views Command Bar Icons The command bar, located at the bottom of application screens, provides access to many system functions and programs.
Icon Meaning Indicates the status of battery power. Double tap to open the Power control panel setting. When this icon shows a red power plug, it indicates the device is using external power. Displays the current time. Double tap to change the time and date. Indicates whether the keypad is standard alpha (uppercase and lowercase), all caps alpha, or in numeric mode.
Selecting Programs Tap Start > Programs. To open a program, tap the icon on the menu. Pop-Up Menus You can quickly choose an action for an item using the pop-up menus. 1. Tap and hold the stylus on the item name. The pop-up menu appears. 2.
Terminal Hardware Overview Optimus 5900 RFID terminals include a number of standard terminal configurations as well as charging and communication peripherals and accessories to maximize the efficiency of your application setting. Standard Terminal Configurations There are two standard Optimus 5900 RFID configurations: WPAN only and WPAN/WLAN. Both configurations include the following options;...
The touch panel is a 4-wire analog resistive touch. Optimus 5900 RFID terminals ship with a screen protector already installed over the touch screen lens to help prevent damage to the touch screen. Do NOT remove this screen protector before initial use. Honeywell recommends using screen protectors, especially for applications that require high volume interfacing with the touch screen.
Replacement screen protectors can be purchased directly from Honeywell. Contact a Honeywell sales representative for details. Honeywell also mandates use of a proper stylus, which is one that has a stylus tip radius of no less than 0.8mm. Use of the Honeywell stylus included with the terminal is recommended at all times.
Honeywell’s warranty policy covers wear on the touch panel for the first 12 months provided that a screen protector is applied and an approved stylus is used for the 12-month duration covered by the warranty. Removing the Screen Protector Optimus 5900 RFID terminals ship with a touch screen protector already installed. To replace the screen protector, you must remove the one already installed.
3. Release the left edge of the backing paper on the screen protector and align the exposed edge of the screen protector along the left edge of the touch panel. Make sure that it lies flush with edges of the touch panel Backing Paper Screen Protector...
5. Press the Power key to wake the terminal and check the touch panel with the stylus. 6. Verify that the screen accepts input from the stylus as usual. If not, re-apply the screen protector. 7. Press the orange Power button to put the terminal back in Suspend Mode. 8.
11. Tap Recalibrate and follow the instructions on the screen. Back Panel Features Image Engine Window Speaker Battery Well Battery Well For information about installing the battery, see Changing the Main Battery Pack on page 3-12. For information about battery power, see Battery Power on page 3-11.
Stylus Optimus 5900 RFID terminals ship with a stylus inserted in handle. Store the stylus in the handle when you are not using it; see Using the Stylus on page 2-5. Right Side Panel Features Micro SD Slot Side Button Side Button There is a button like this on both side panels.
Left Side Panel Features Headset Jack Side Button Side Button There is a button like this on both side panels. You can use the Programs Buttons option in the Control Panel to change the functionality of the side buttons. Headset Jack The rubber door on the left side panel provides access to the headset jack.
DC Power Jack DC Power Jack The DC power jack receives external power from the Optimus 5900 RFID terminal’s power cable that is included in the box with the terminal. When connected to the power cable, the terminal is powered and the main battery pack is charging.
Note: If the main battery is low and the terminal is in Suspend Mode, pressing the button does wake the Optimus 5900 RFID terminal; you must first replace the discharged battery with a fully charged battery or apply A/C power to the terminal. 3 - 12...
• Never throw a used battery in the trash. It contains heavy metals and should be recycled according to local guidelines. • Don’t use a battery in any other manner outside its intended use in Optimus 5900 RFID terminals and peripherals.
• Keep a charged Li-Ion battery pack in the Optimus 5900 RFID terminal. • Keep the Optimus 5900 RFID terminal connected to a power source when the terminal is not in use. Resetting the Terminal Reset...
2. Move the slider to adjust the memory allocation and tap OK. The changes take effect immediately. Care and Cleaning of the Optimus 5900 RFID Terminal When needed, clean the image engine window and the LCD display with a clean, non-abrasive, lint-free cloth.
Optimus 5900 RFID Technical Specifications Operating System Microsoft Windows CE 5.0 Professional Development UHF Reader Module Library Reference Environment Processor PXA300 624MHz Memory 128MB RAM X 256MB Flash Expansion Memory User accessible Micro SD Card (high capacity up to 32GByte).
Operating Temperature 14° to122°F (-10° to 50°C) Charging Temperature 32° to 113°F (0° to 45°C) Storage Temperature -4° to 158°F (-20° to 70°C) Humidity 95% humidity, non-condensing Construction High impact resistant PC/ABS housings Magnesium alloy internal chassis with component shock mounts Drop 4 ft.
Using the Keypad Overview The keypad is as follows: Navigation Keys Power Key Navigation Keys The navigation keys enable you to move the cursor up and down lines and from character to character. 4 - 1...
Basic Keys Name Function Cancels an action. For example, if you press the UP arrow on the command bar and then press the ESC key, the pop-up window disappears. (Escape) SCAN Activates the image engine to scan a bar code or take an image. ENTER Performs the same function as the Enter key on a workstation.
Function Key Combinations The FUNC (Function) key modifies the next key pressed to perform specific functions. Key Combination Function FUNC + 1 FUNC + 2 FUNC + 3 Space FUNC + 4 Toggle the wireless radio on and off FUNC + 5 Increase screen brightness FUNC + 6 Increase volume...
Using the UHF RFID Reader Overview The Optimus 5900 RFID terminal houses a UHF RFID reader that allows you to read multiple/single RFID tags and read/write/lock/kill the memory of single tags From the Today screen, select Programs > Demos > RFID Demo. The following screen appears in approximately 2 seconds.
Cfg sets output of a terminal or frequency of Q value. (See Configuring the RFID Output on page 5-2.) Displays the firmware version of the UHF RFID reader module. Clear Selecting Clear, deletes all of the tags displayed Configuring the RFID Output In the Reader Configuration screen, you can change the settings for output of the reader, Q value, the operating frequency and the reader RF test.
Test Mode TEST MODE is necessary for various certifications. Its use is prohibited except by a certification engineer. You select a necessary menu and click the [Set] button. No Modulation ON causes only a carrier signal to be transmitted with no data modulated. The frequency of the carrier is selected in the Start box and kept constant by selecting FIX.
Tag Writing 1. EPC Gen2 Tags have four kinds of Banks (Reserved, EPC, TID, USER). Select the Bank that you want to write in the Bank field. 2. Input a memory starting position (in bytes) from where you want to write in the Start box and the desired size (in bytes) from a starting position to the window.
Tag Lock/Kill EPC Gen2 Tags allow the locking and killing tags. Lock prevents reading of or writing to a tag. Kill makes a tag permanently undetectable. Kill The Access and Kill passwords represented by hexadecimal numbers other than 00H are required to Kill a tag.
1D and 2D bar codes and supports omni-directional aiming and decoding. The image engine can also capture digital images, such as signatures and pictures. Available Image Engines Optimus 5900 RFID terminals are equipped with 5300 Standard Range (5300SR) image engines. Depth of Field 5300 Standard Range (5300SR) 8.3 mil...
1. Tap Start > Programs > Demos > Scan Demo. 2. Position the Optimus 5900 RFID terminal over one of the sample bar codes on page 6-3. A range of 4-10 inches (10-25 cm) from the bar code is recommended.
Omni-Directional Scanning Positions The high-vis aiming pattern frames the bar code to provide you with the best scanning performance. Note: To achieve the best read, the aiming beam should be centered horizontally across the bar code. The aiming pattern is smaller when the terminal is held closer to the code and larger when the terminal is held farther from the code.
To save the image to another location, tap File > Save As. High-Vis Aiming Pattern If your Optimus 5900 RFID terminal is configured with the 5300SR imager, you can enable the aiming pattern for imaging in the Image Demo application.
Optimus 5900 RFID terminal. Optimus 5900 RFID terminals ship with ActiveSync already installed. Therefore, if ActiveSync is already installed on the host workstation, you just need to connect the Optimus 5900 RFID terminal to the host workstation (via Optimus 5900 RFID peripheral) to initiate communication.
For USB communication, check Allow USB connections. Setting Up the Optimus 5900 RFID Terminal The Optimus 5900 RFID terminal defaults to USB communication out of the box. To verify and/or change the default setting, tap Start > Settings > Control Panel > PC Connection.
Communicating with the Optimus 5900 RFID Terminal After setting up both the workstation and the terminal, ActiveSync connection should be automatic. 1. Connect the Optimus 5900 RFID terminal to a communication peripheral, such as the Optimus 5900 RFID eBase. 2. The Optimus 5900 RFID terminal automatically opens ActiveSync to establish a connection.
The Mobile Device folder opens in Windows Explorer. The Optimus 5900 RFID terminal is now treated as a mass storage device, and transferring files is as simple as dragging and dropping or copying and pasting as you would for moving files between folders on your hard drive.
If the File is Not an Installer Some programs cannot be installed on workstations because they are designed exclusively for Windows CE devices. In these cases, the appropriate files must be stored on the host workstation and transferred to the terminal via ActiveSync Explore. Note: The Optimus 5900 is based on a ROM file system.
WLAN (802.11g Radio) Optimus 5900 RFID terminals can have a 2.4 GHz 802.11g WLAN (Wireless Local Area Network) radio that uses Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) technology. The radio is interoperable with other 802.11g, Wi-Fi-compliant products including access points (APs), workstations via PC card adapters, and other wireless portable devices.
4. Select the Profile tab and press Scan. 5. Select the appropriate SSID and select Configure. If the Active Profile does not appear, perform the scan again by pressing Refresh. 6. Press Yes in response to “Create a new profile?.” The method used for inputting the network key differs according to the encryption of the Active Profile to be set.
Bluetooth Handler Bluetooth wireless technology is a short-range communications technology to connect portable and/or fixed devices while maintaining high levels of security. Enabling the Bluetooth Radio 1. Select the UP arrow in the lower, right portion of the display. 2. Tap Turn Bluetooth On. The Bluetooth icon appears in the task bar.
You can use a GSM mobile phone as a modem to connect to the Internet using GPRS (General Packet Radio Service) data connection. Prior to connecting the Optimus 5900 RFID terminal to a mobile phone, contact your mobile phone service provider about the GPRS configuration, coverage, and fees. Also consult the user documentation for your mobile phone to determine if your phone supports GPRS data transfer and if it has an available Bluetooth connection.
If the battery voltage drops below the charge threshold, the charger turns on again to maintain the battery at full capacity. As a result, Optimus 5900 RFID terminals may be stored in the base indefinitely without damage to the terminals, battery packs, or peripherals.
Terminal Well Charging LED Terminal Well Place the Optimus 5900 RFID terminal in the terminal well to communicate with a host device, power the terminal, and charge the terminal’s battery. Make sure that the device is securely seated. Rubber Feet The bottom panel has four rubber feet to stabilize the unit on a flat surface.
Ethernet Port DC Power Jack USB Port DC Power Jack Connect the power cable to this power jack; see Powering the Optimus 5900 RFID eBase Device on page 9-4. USB Port The USB port is full-speed (v1.1). Using the USB cable, you can connect the base to a USB- compliant device to facilitate USB communication to and from the terminal.
ActiveSync (see ActiveSync Communication on page 7-1). Honeywell recommends that you leave the base connected to its power source at all times, so that it is always ready to use. Charging the Main Battery The base powers the terminal and fully charges its main battery pack in an average of 7 1/2 hours for a fully depleted battery.
Establishing Ethernet Communication Connecting the Optimus 5900 RFID Terminal to the eBase By default, the Optimus 5900 RFID terminal is configured to obtain IP addresses automatically via DHCP server. This means that in most cases you would simply plug-and-play the unit.
4. Insert the Optimus 5900 RFID terminal into the terminal well. Note: Instead of using the default for DHCP assigned IP addresses, the Optimus 5900 RFID terminal can use a statically assigned IP address. See standard Microsoft Windows Mobile documentation for how to assign a static IP address to a network adapter.
Technical Specifications Structural Dimensions 3.74in. high x 4.13in. width x 6.14in. depth (9.5cm x 10.5cm x 15.6cm) Weight Optimus 5900 RFID eBase - 12.4 oz (350g) Material Polycarbonate Color Black Environmental Operating Temperature 14° to 122°F (-10° to +50°C) Storage Temperature -4°...
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