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    ® Dolphin 7900 Series Mobile Computer ® ™ Microsoft Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition Software for Pocket PCs User’s Guide...

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    Disclaimer Hand Held Products, Inc. (“Hand Held Products”) reserves the right to make changes in specifications and other information contained in this document without prior notice, and the reader should in all cases consult Hand Held Products to determine whether any such changes have been made. The information in this publication does not represent a commitment on the part of Hand Held Products.

  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Location ... 1-2 Laser Safety Label ... 1-2 Regulatory and Safety Approvals for all Dolphin 7900 Series Terminals ... 1-3 Dolphin 7900 Series WLAN (802.11b) or WPAN (Bluetooth) Radio... 1-4 Dolphin 7900 Series WWAN Radio - GSM MC-45 & MC-46 ... 1-5 FCC Compliance...

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    Managing Battery Power ...3-11 Default Low and Critical Battery Points...3-11 Checking Battery Power ...3-12 Guidelines for Battery Use and Disposal ...3-12 Dolphin 7900 Technical Specifications...3-13 Chapter 4 - Using the Dolphin 7900 Terminal Overview ...4-1 Today Screen ...4-2 Navigation Bar...4-2 Selecting Programs ...4-3 Pop-Up Menus ...4-3...

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    25-Key Numeric Keyboard ...6-4 Alpha Mode...6-4 Caps Lock Key in Alpha Mode...6-4 Blue Key Combinations ...6-5 Red Key Combinations ...6-5 36-Key Alpha Keyboard...6-7 NUM Lock Key ...6-7 Caps Lock Functionality ...6-7 Blue Key Combinations ...6-8 Red Key Combinations ...6-8 NUM Key Combinations ...6-8 Numeric Shift in Numeric Mode ...6-9 Chapter 7 - Settings Overview ...7-1...

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    Using ActiveSync ...8-2 Synchronizing from Your Desktop Computer ...8-2 Synchronizing from the Terminal ...8-3 Exploring the Terminal from the Desktop Computer ...8-3 Adding Programs to the Terminal Using ActiveSync ...8-4 Using Infrared...8-5 Verify That the IrDA Port is Enabled ...8-5 IrDA Port Location on the Terminal...8-5 Troubleshooting ...8-7 Using an ISP ...8-8...

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    Chapter 11 - Wireless WAN (WWAN) Communications with GSM/GPRS Overview ...11-1 GSM Radio types ...11-1 Enabling the GSM/GPRS Radio Driver...11-1 Tri-Band Antenna ...11-1 Requirements ...11-1 Capabilities...11-1 SIM Card ...11-2 SIM Card Requirements...11-2 Using uPhone...11-3 Accessing uPhone ...11-3 Navigation Bar ...11-3 Using the Dialler...11-5 Making a Call...11-6 Receiving a Call ...11-7...

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    Windows Media Player for Pocket PC ...12-18 MSN Messenger ...12-19 Pictures ...12-20 Chapter 13 - Dolphin 7900 HomeBase Overview ...13-1 Dolphin 7900 HomeBase Parts and Functions ...13-2 Front Panel ...13-2 Back Panel ...13-3 Powering the HomeBase ...13-4 HomeBase Serial Connector...13-4 Charging the Main Battery ...13-5...

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    Mounting the Dolphin Mobile Base...14-6 Powering the Dolphin Terminal ...14-7 Charging the Dolphin Terminal...14-7 Setting Up the Mobile Base for Communications...14-7 Chapter 15 - Dolphin 7900 ChargeBase Overview ...15-1 Dolphin ChargeBase Parts and Functions ...15-1 Front Panel ...15-1 Back Panel...15-2 Power Supply ...15-2...

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    Dolphin® 7900 Series Mobile Computer User’s Guide...

  • Page 11: Chapter 1 - Introduction

    Ergonomics The patented shape of the Dolphin 7900 fits into either hand comfortably with major function keys that are easy to access. The adjustable hand strap on the back panel ensures a secure grip on the terminal for solid one-handed operation in mobile environments.

  • Page 12: Required Safety Labels

    Laser safety label Laser Safety Label Dolphin 7900 terminals with the IMAGETEAM™ 4300 (IT4300) image engine contain a laser aimer that projects from the imager. Therefore, Dolphin 7900 terminals with the IT4300 have the following label on the back panel: Note: The actual label is much smaller than the above graphic.

  • Page 13: Regulatory And Safety Approvals For All Dolphin 7900 Series Terminals

    Regulatory and Safety Approvals for all Dolphin 7900 Series Terminals Parameter U.S.A Canada European Community The CE Mark on the product indicates that the system has been tested to and conforms with the provisions noted within the 89/336/EEC Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive and the 73/23/EEC Low Voltage Directive.

  • Page 14: Dolphin 7900 Series Wlan (802.11b) Or Wpan (bluetooth) Radio

    Federal Communications Commission (FCC). 802.11b The required safety label that appears on the back of Dolphin 7900 terminals equipped with an 802.11b radio is as follows: Bluetooth The required safety label that appears on the back of Dolphin 7900 terminals equipped with a Bluetooth radio is as follows: 802.11b and Bluetooth...

  • Page 15: Dolphin 7900 Series Wwan Radio - Gsm Mc-45 & Mc-46

    Dolphin 7900 Series WWAN Radio - GSM MC-45 & MC-46 Dolphin 7900 Series RF terminals are designed to comply with the most current applicable standards on safe levels of RF energy developed by the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) and the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and has been recommended for adoption by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).

  • Page 16: Fcc Compliance

    Dolphin 7900 Series Batch Terminal Dolphin 7900 Series Batch terminals comply with part 15 of the FCC rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.

  • Page 17: Rf, Regulatory, And Safety Agency Approvals For 802.11b And Bluetooth

    U.S.A Dolphin 7900 Series 802.11b, Bluetooth, and/or GSM MC-45 or MC-46 R&TTE Compliance Statement Dolphin 7900 RF terminals are in conformity with all essential requirements of the R&TTE Directive (1999/5/EC). This equipment has been assessed to the following standards: Parameter R&TTE...

  • Page 18: Microwaves

    The maximum allowable field strength emitted by the Dolphin is 0.3V/m according to Subpart B of Part 1 of the FCC rules. Therefore, the Dolphin RF has no effect on medical devices that meet the IEC specification. Microwaves The radio in the Dolphin RF terminal operates on the same frequency band as a microwave oven. Therefore, if you use a microwave within range of the Dolphin RF terminal you may notice performance degradation in your wireless network.

  • Page 19: Chapter 2 - Getting Started

    The Dolphin 7900 terminal comprises one element of an enterprise data collection system that includes various models, peripherals, and accessories that you can combine to suit your exact needs. The Dolphin 7900 terminal itself combines the latest in multi-functional wireless data and voice communications technology with a unique, compact form factor, which makes it an ideal solution for today’s in-transit applications.

  • Page 20: Dolphin 7900 Radio Configuration Options

    This terminal features the functionality of GSM/GPRS, 802.11b, and Bluetooth radio and network technologies. Custom Configurations Please refer to the Dolphin 7900 pricing configuration guide or contact your Customer Account Representative (CAR) for details. Dolphin 7900 WLAN (802.11b) These terminals integrate the basic functionality of the Batch terminals with an integrated, IEEE 802.11b direct sequence radio that enable communication with a host computer through a wireless local area network (WLAN).

  • Page 21: Dolphin 7900 Series Peripherals

    Ethernet communication occurs via statically and dynamically-assigned IP addresses. For more information about the Dolphin Net Base, please consult the Dolphin 7900 Net Base Quick Start Guide. Dolphin® 7900 Series Mobile Computer User’s Guide...

  • Page 22: Dolphin 7900 Accessories

    The protective holster holds the terminal for mobile use. Dolphin Mobile Mount The Dolphin Mobile Mount solution secures Dolphin 7900 in the cab of any vehicle. Used in conjunction with the Mobile Charger, Dolphin terminals can be adapted to almost any in-transit environment.

  • Page 23: Using The Dolphin 7900 For The First Time

    Note: You may have also received the Dolphin Software Development Kit and User’s Guide CD. Step 2. Install the Main Battery Pack The Dolphin 7900 ships with the handstrap installed and fastened with a clip on the top panel. To install the battery pack, you must detach the hand strap.

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    Battery Power on page Use only Dolphin 7900 Series peripherals, power cables, and power adapters. Use of peripherals, cables, or power adapters not sold/manufactured by Hand Held Products will void the warranty and may damage the terminal. 2 - 6 Suspend Mode, page 2-11.

  • Page 25: Charging With Dolphin Peripherals

    Dolphin 7900 Mobile Base (see page 14-1) • Dolphin 7900 ChargeBase (see page 15-1) or the Dolphin 7900 Net Base To fully charge the Li-ion battery before installing it in the terminal, use the • Dolphin 7900 QuadCharger (see page 16-1) •...

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    After aligning the screen, follow the directions on the screen which take you through a simple exercise showing how to use the stylus and pop-up menus. Note: Hand Held Products recommends using screen protectors for Dolphin 7900 terminals; especially for those terminals used within applications that require high-volume interaction with the touch screen. Screen protectors help prevent damage to the touch screen, are easily installed, and can be purchased at any major computer retail store or directly from Hand Held Products;...

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    All configurations of the Dolphin 7900 terminal install Demos and Utilities. If the terminal is configured with a wireless radio, the appropriate radio drivers and utilities for each radio install.

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    The Clock Settings screen appears. Step 10. Verify Operations with Demos For details, see Using the Image Engine on page 5-1. 2 - 10 Dolphin® 7900 Series Mobile Computer User’s Guide...

  • Page 29: Resetting The Terminal

    Resetting the Terminal There are two ways to reset the Dolphin terminal: a soft and a hard reset. Soft Reset (Warm Boot) A soft reset re-boots the device without losing RAM data. You would perform a soft reset when • The terminal fails to respond •...

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  • Page 31: Chapter 3 - Hardware Overview

    Hardware Overview System Features Processor The Dolphin 7900 terminal is equipped with an Intel X-Scale 400MHz RISC microprocessor that runs on a 100 MHz RAM BUS, making it one of the most powerful mobile computers on the market. Operating System Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition software provides a compact, highly efficient, scalable operating system.

  • Page 32: Front Panel Features

    Front Panel Features This section describes features on the front panel of the Dolphin 7900 terminal. The following graphic shows a Dolphin 7900 with a 25-key keyboard. Scan LED Microphone 3 - 2 Audio Jack Speaker IrDa Port Pocket PC...

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    Speaker The Dolphin 7900 terminal has an integrated speaker that sounds audio signals as you scan bar code labels and enter data. The operating frequency range is 500Hz at 71 dB up to 80 dB. The speaker can also be used for playing sounds (e.g., WAV or MP3 files).

  • Page 34: Back Panel Features

    Back Panel Features The following graphic describes features on the back panel of the Dolphin 7900 terminal. Image Engine Window Hand Strap Slot Stylus Fastener Stylus (in slot) Programmable Side Button Programmable Side Button Access Door Battery 3 - 4...

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    Hand Strap Slot The Dolphin 7900 has an adjustable, elastic hand strap attached to the terminal with a slot on the top of the back panel. You can detach the handstrap from this clip when you need access to the battery or other item on the back panel.

  • Page 36: Dolphin® 7900 Series Mobile Computer User's Guide

    Side Panel Features The following graphic shows the left, side panel. Programmable Side Button Programmable Side Button Programmable buttons are located on both side panels. By default, these buttons activate the image/scan engine as a more ergonomic alternative to pressing the Scan key on the keyboard. These buttons can be programmed to perform specific functions in the Buttons setting.

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    4. Using the special tool from Hand Held Products, unscrew both screws. Installing a Mini-SD Card 1. When the access door is open, slide the mini-SD card into the appropriate slot until it clicks into place. Rubber Gasket 2. The bottom panel inside the opening displays the following guide to help you insert the mini-SD card correctly: To remove an installed mini-SD card, tap on the edge lightly to unlock the card;...

  • Page 38: Replacing The Access Door

    Installing a SIM Card Note: The SIM card must be activated by the service provider prior to installation. 1. When the access door is open, slide the SIM card into the appropriate slot. The guide on the bottom panel inside the opening illustrates the correct position;...

  • Page 39: Bottom Panel Features

    Mechanical Connector The bottom panel of the Dolphin 7900 features a custom, industrial-grade connector with 17 pins. When seated in a Dolphin 7900 series peripheral, the terminal is powered, the main battery charged, and communication occurs via this connector. All Dolphin 7900 Series peripherals are designed to work exclusively with this connector.

  • Page 40: Battery Power

    The backup battery located inside the terminal Both batteries work together to prevent data loss when the terminal is used over long periods of time. Both batteries must also be charged to full capacity before using the Dolphin 7900 for the first time. Main Battery Pack Use only the Li-ion battery packs provided by Hand Held Products.

  • Page 41: Managing Battery Power

    Managing Battery Power Data and files saved on the Dolphin terminal may be stored in RAM; therefore, maintain a continuous power supply to the terminal to help prevent data loss. Letting the backup battery become fully discharged causes the terminal to lose all data in RAM. The internal battery discharges prematurely if there is not at least a partially charged battery in the terminal.

  • Page 42: Checking Battery Power

    Checking Battery Power Tap Start > Settings > System tab > Power. The Battery tab opens displaying the charge status of both the installed Li-ion battery pack and the NiMH backup battery inside the terminal. For more information, see Power on page Storing Batteries To maintain optimal battery performance, follow these storage guidelines:...

  • Page 43: Dolphin 7900 Technical Specifications

    Dolphin 7900 Technical Specifications System Architecture Intel X-Scale PXA255 400MHz Processor: Dolphin SDK Add-on for Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition supports Embedded Visual C++ 4.0 Dolphin .NET SDK for Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition supports Visual Studio.NET 2003 Software (VB.NET and C#.NET) Development Kits: Dolphin GSM/GPRS SDK Add-on for Pocket PC 2003 - supports Embedded Visual C++ 4.0 and...

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    Dolphin 7900 Technical Specifications -22 to 176°F (-30°C to 80°C) Storage Temperature: 95% humidity, non-condensing Humidity: 15 KVA on all surfaces ESD: Withstands multiple 5ft (1.5m) drops onto concrete Impact Resistance: Independently certified to meet IP64 standards for moisture and particle resistance...

  • Page 45: Chapter 4 - Using The Dolphin 7900 Terminal

    Using the Dolphin 7900 Terminal Overview This chapter provides the basic instructions you need to operate the Dolphin 7900 terminal. Using the Touch Screen Hand Held Products recommends using screen protectors to protect the touch screen; especially when used with applications that require high-volume interfacing with the touch screen.

  • Page 46: Today Screen

    Today Screen When the terminal powers one for the first time, you see the Today screen. You can also display it by tapping Start and then Today. On the Today screen, you can see at a glance important information for the day. Navigation Bar The navigation bar is located at the top of the screen and displays the active program and current time, and allows you to switch to programs and close screens.

  • Page 47: Selecting Programs

    Selecting Programs To see additional programs loaded on your terminal, tap Start > Programs. The Programs screen displays the programs that are not listed on the Start menu. To open a program, tap once on the icon. Some programs have abbreviated labels underneath the icon. To see the full spelling of an abbreviated label, tap and hold the stylus on the label.

  • Page 48: Adjusting The Backlight

    Adjusting the Backlight The backlight for the color display is user-defined. There are two tabs - one for Battery and the other for External power. The options on each tab are the same. Go to Start > Settings > System tab > Backlight. Backlight settings open displaying the Battery tab.

  • Page 49: Communication Options

    3-9. IrDA Port The IrDA port enables the Dolphin 7900 to transmit data via pulses of light to and from other IrDA-compliant devices, such as printers and PCs or to other Dolphin terminals. For more information, see Using Infrared on page 8-5.

  • Page 50: Radio Options

    Radio Options Dolphin 7900 terminals can be configured with a combination of the following radios: • 802.11b - Wireless LAN Communications with 802.11b • Bluetooth - Wireless PAN Communications with Bluetooth • GSM/GPRS - Wireless WAN (WWAN) Communications with GSM/GPRS Radio Combinations Note: Configuration of simultaneous radio operation is done during the manufacturing process according to FCC regulations.

  • Page 51: Enabling Radios And Radio Combinations

    Enabling Radios and Radio Combinations Note: To successfully enable a radio, both the hardware module and the software driver must be installed on the terminal. If multiple radios are installed in your terminal, you must enable the radio combination and not each individual radio. To enable a radio or radio combination, select the radio in the Radio Modes list and tap Apply.

  • Page 52: Using The Soft Input Panel (sip)

    Using the Soft Input Panel (SIP) Use the SIP to enter information in any program on the Dolphin terminal. You can either type on the soft keyboard or write on the touch screen using Letter Recognizer or Block Recognizer. In either case, the characters appear as typed text on the screen. To show or hide the SIP, tap the Input Panel button.

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    Tap the arrow next to the Input Panel button and then Block Recognizer and write a letter in the box. When you write a letter, it is converted to typed text that appears on the screen. Selecting Text To edit or format typed text, select it by dragging the stylus across the text. Then, use the commands on the pop-up menu to cut, copy, and paste the selected text.

  • Page 54: Writing On The Screen

    Writing on the Screen You can use your stylus to write directly on the screen as you would on paper. To write on the screen, tap the Pen button to switch to writing mode. This action displays lines on the screen to help you write. Note: Some programs that accept writing may not have the Pen button.

  • Page 55: Status Icons

    For example, selected drawings can be resized, while writing cannot. Status Icons Status Icon Meaning Opens the sound and volume drop-down that turn the sound on and off and adjust the volume Backup battery is low Main batteries are charging Main batteries are low Main batteries are very low Main batteries are full...

  • Page 56: Finding And Organizing Information

    Finding and Organizing Information Using Find The Find feature helps you quickly locate information. Tap Start > Programs > Find. Enter the text you want to find, select a data type, and then tap Go to start the search. Using File Explorer You can also use the File Explorer to find files and organize these files into folders.

  • Page 57: Chapter 5 - Using The Image Engine

    Using the Image Engine Overview The Dolphin 7900 terminal houses a compact image engine that instantly reads all popular 1D and 2D bar codes and supports omni-directional aiming and decoding for greater flexibility in real-world settings. The image engine can also capture digital images, such as signatures and pictures of damaged inventory.

  • Page 58: Bar Code Symbologies Supported

    Bar Code Symbologies Supported The Dolphin 7900 supports the following bar code symbologies: Symbology type Symbologies supported 1D Symbologies Codabar Code 3 of 9 Code 11 Code 32 Pharmaceutical (PARAF) Code 93 Code 128 EAN with Add-On EAN with Extended Coupon Code...

  • Page 59: Activating The Engine

    1. Tap Start > Demos > Scan Demo. 2. Position the Dolphin 7900 terminal over the bar code. A range of 4-10 inches (10-25 cm) from the bar code is recommended. 3. Project the aiming pattern by pressing and holding the SCAN key or side button;...

  • Page 60: Omni-directional Scanning Position Options

    IT4300SF/SR High-Vis Aiming Pattern If your configuration of the Dolphin 7900 contains the IT4300SF or IT4300SR imager, the high-vis aiming pattern frames the bar code to provide you with the best scanning performance.

  • Page 61: Capturing Images

    Image Preview When the imaging process is initiated, the Dolphin 7900 touch screen displays a preview of the object. This is a live video image of what the imager is currently viewing and has a slightly degraded appearance compared to the captured image. This is normal.

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  • Page 63: Chapter 6 - Using The Keyboards

    Using the Keyboards Overview The Dolphin 7900 Series features two keyboard options: 25-key Numeric Keyboard E E SC DE L B K S P S E ND S T A R T F 10 Both keyboards are recessed under the overlay for maximum durability and backlit for maximum viewability in various lighting conditions.

  • Page 64: Using The Navigation Keys

    Name Function The OK key functions as an Enter key. The suspend/resume function is performed by pressing the Blue + Backlight keys. Pressing this key combination puts the terminal in suspend mode and wakes it from Power suspend mode. The SCAN key activates the scan and wakes the terminals from suspend mode. Its SCAN position allows convenient one-handed image-taking and/or bar code decoding.

  • Page 65: Using The Modifier Keys

    Modifier keys are those keys that modify the next key pressed. They are used on combination with the keys that follow to perform functions or type special characters. In addition to the standard ALT key, the Dolphin 7900 terminal has Blue and Red modifier keys and a color-coded overlay.

  • Page 66: 25-key Numeric Keyboard

    25-Key Numeric Keyboard The following graphic displays the 25-key numeric keyboard. Microphone ALT key Blue & Red Modifier Power key Backlight key Alpha Mode The 25-key keyboard defaults to numeric mode. Numeric mode is when you type numbers with the number keys. Alpha mode is when you type letters or characters with the number keys.

  • Page 67: Blue Key Combinations

    Blue Key Combinations Alpha Mode - Double-tap the Blue modifier key Functions - Press the Blue key once in combination with the next key. Key Combination Blue + Backlight Blue + * Blue + Left Arrow Blue + Tab Blue + Right Arrow Blue + Up Arrow Blue + Down Arrow Red Key Combinations...

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    Key Combination Red + 6 Red + 7 Red + 8 Red + 9 Red + 0 Red + * 6 - 6 Function/Special Character Dolphin® 7900 Series Mobile Computer User’s Guide...

  • Page 69: 36-key Alpha Keyboard

    36-Key Alpha Keyboard The following graphic displays the 36-key alpha keyboard. Microphone ALT key Caps Lock Blue & Red Modifier Keys NUM Lock key Power key Backlight key NUM Lock Key The 36-key keyboard defaults to alpha mode. Alpha mode is when you type letters with the letter keys. Numeric mode is when you type numbers or characters with the letter keys.

  • Page 70: Blue Key Combinations

    Blue Key Combinations Key Combination Blue + Backlight Blue + Left Arrow Blue + Right Arrow Blue + Up Arrow Blue + Down Arrow Red Key Combinations Key Combination Red + Left Arrow Red + Right Arrow Red + ESC (hold) Red + TAB (hold) Red + E Red + J...

  • Page 71: Numeric Shift In Numeric Mode

    Note: You do NOT need to press and hold the NUM key when pressing the next key. Numeric Shift in Numeric Mode When typing in numeric mode, tapping the Blue modifier key acts like a Shift key that enables you to type special characters in addition to those indicated on the overlay.

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  • Page 73: Chapter 7 - Settings

    Settings Overview Customized settings are available on the Start menu. Go to Start > Settings and settings screen opens displaying the Personal tab. Settings consists of three tabs: Personal, System, and Connections. Personal Tab This tab enables you to … Personal Customize buttons, set SIP options, and adjust headset settings;...

  • Page 74: Personal Tab

    Personal Tab To access the Personal tab, go to Start > Settings. The screen opens displaying the Personal tab. Icon Tapping this icon enables you to … Buttons Program the side buttons to perform specific tasks. For more information, see To use the Buttons setting, the HotKeys Utility must be initialized.

  • Page 75: Buttons

    Buttons The Buttons setting enables you to program both keyboard buttons and the side buttons to perform specific tasks or open installed applications. By default, the side buttons (for locations, see page 3-6) activate the image engine; however, the Buttons setting enables you to program these buttons.

  • Page 76: Additional Functions

    Available Applications The Assign a program list contains programs installed on the Dolphin terminal. If there is a program installed on the Dolphin terminal that you would like to see in this list, paste a Shortcut to the program in the \\Windows\Start Menu\Programs folder. For instructions about creating shortcuts, see Additional Functions The list also contains the following functions:...

  • Page 77: Headset Control

    Headset Control The Headset Control setting enables you to adjust audio settings while using a headset. Headset Type Stereo headphone Select this option if you are using a headset for audio output only. In this case, you need to use the microphone on the terminal (Microphone, page 3-2) for audio input;...

  • Page 78: Adding A Program To The Start Menu

    Adding a Program to the Start Menu You can add existing programs you use often, such as File Explorer, to the Start menu for faster access. You are not installing the program, just re-routing access to it. Note: Only seven applications are allowed on the Start menu. Using System Settings 1.

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    3. Navigate to the Windows folder and open the Start Menu (My Device > Windows > Start Menu), tap and hold a blank area of the window, and tap Paste Shortcut on the pop-up menu. 4. Tap the Start menu to verify that the program now appears on it. Using ActiveSync on the Desktop Computer Here, you are performing the same basic process as on the terminal, except that you are using the Explore utility (Windows Explorer) to copy and paste the shortcut.

  • Page 80: System Tab

    System Tab The System tab enables you to verify and sometimes alter system parameters. To access the System tab, go to Start > Settings > System tab. Tap the appropriate icon to open that system setting. About The About system setting displays specific information about what is loaded on the terminal. It contains three tabs: Version tab Displays the information about the software, operating system, and processor of the terminal.

  • Page 81: Certificates

    Certificates This system setting is designed to manage certificates for 802.11b networks. However, on Dolphin terminals, you manage certificates through Meetinghouse; see Installing Certificates with CertAdd on page 9-32. ClearType Tuner This system setting enables you to adjust the level ClearType font rendering by moving a slider. The sample text displays the setting results immediately.

  • Page 82: Memory

    Memory The Memory system setting enables you to review and manage both RAM (volatile) and IPSM/Storage Card (non-volatile) memory. Access this system setting whenever you receive system messages about memory. There are three tabs: Main, Storage Card, and Running Programs. Main tab This tab displays current capacity and usage of the 64MB of on-board, volatile RAM memory.

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    Storage Card tab This tab displays the current capacity and usage statistics of the selected memory type; IPSM or Storage Card. Select the memory type from the drop-down list. IPSM is selected by default. Total storage card memory In use Free IPSM Short for Intel Persistent Storage Manager, this is14MB of on-board Flash memory that is non-...

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    Running Programs tab Displays the software programs currently using Storage memory. Check this tab when you are receiving out of memory errors or when the mobile computer is running slowly. You can • Select a program in the list and tap Stop to stop it from running (and therefore from using memory), or •...

  • Page 85: Power

    Power Power system settings contains three tabs: Battery, Wireless, and Advanced. This tab enables you to … Check the remaining charge of both the main and backup batteries. For more information about the Battery Tab terminal’s batteries, see Determine the power settings for your wireless connection. Wireless Tab Dolphin®...

  • Page 86: Regional Settings

    This tab enables you to … Determine power time-outs. Advanced Tab Note: You can also set automatic turn-off times for the terminal to conserve power. When the device is “turned off,” that means that it goes into suspend mode. For more information on suspend mode, see Regional Settings Regional Settings enables you to customize the appearance and formatting to your geographic region.

  • Page 87: Remove Programs

    The results appear on the screen. To see specific settings or change a specific setting, tap on one of the tabs, make the change and tap OK to save it. Remove Programs The Remove Programs settings enables you to remove programs installed on the terminal. Use this setting to troubleshoot when you receive messages that the device is out of memory.

  • Page 88: Screen

    7-10. Screen Note: By default, dynamic screen rotation (i.e., the ability to switch between landscape and portrait orientation) is disabled on Dolphin 7900 terminals. The Screen system setting contains three tabs: Alignment, Clear Type, and Text Size. Alignment tab The Screen system setting opens to the Alignment tab.

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    ClearType Tab The Dolphin 7900 displays support ClearType font rendering. ClearType is a Microsoft technology that dramatically increases the readability of text on LCD displays. To enable ClearType font rendering, select Enable ClearType and tap OK. To adjust the level of ClearType font rendering, use the ClearType Tuner; see ClearType Tuner on page 7-9.

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    This is the default font size setting. To change the font size, move the slider toward Smallest or Largest. The Example text changes to reflect the font change. Tap OK to save the new font size setting. Default Font Size Largest Font Size 7 - 18 Dolphin®...

  • Page 91: Connections Tab

    Please note that all server-assigned IP addresses use Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP). Zero-Config Wi-Fi Please note that the zero-config Wi-Fi feature of Windows Mobile is disabled on Dolphin 7900 terminals. Dolphin® 7900 Series Mobile Computer User’s Guide Connections Tab on page 4-6.

  • Page 92: Com Port Assignment Table

    Com Port Assignment Table The Dolphin 7900 terminal ships with the Com ports assigned as follows: Assignment Port Serial port; this is the 17-pin connector on the bottom panel. Mechanical Connector Bluetooth Module If there is no Bluetooth hardware installed on the terminal, this com port is unassigned.

  • Page 93: Creating An External Modem Connection To An Isp

    Advanced tab The Advanced tab enables you to configure and manage network parameters and network cards. Creating an External Modem Connection to an ISP 1. Obtain the following information from your ISP: • ISP dial-up access telephone number, • user name, •...

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    7. Tap Next. The My Connection screen appears. 8. Enter the number that should be dialed when connecting to your ISP. Include any special digits such as "*" or "#" (see Establishing Dialing Rules on page 7-30). Tap Next. 9. Now enter any authentication information your ISP requests. 10.

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    Advanced Settings Tap the Advanced button to open the Advanced settings. General Tab Use the General tab to change the connection speed. Wait for dial tone, dial, then wait for credit card, add dial-string modem commands, or cancel call after a set number of seconds. Port Settings Tab The Port Settings tab has options that should be left alone unless indicated otherwise by your ISP.

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    TCP/IP Tab If your ISP does not use a dynamically-assigned address, enter that information into the TCP/IP tab. Servers Tab Finally, if your ISP requires special DNS or WINS information, enter it into the Servers tab. Connecting to Your ISP 1.

  • Page 97: Creating An External Modem Connection To Your Work

    2. Tap Manage existing connections. 3. Tap and hold on the applicable dial-up settings and select Connect. (You can delete the connection by selecting Delete.) 4. Your modem will dial-out and attempt to create the connection. Creating an External Modem Connection to Your Work Follow the instructions for Connecting to Your ISP, but select Add a new modem connection under My Work Network.

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    2. Under the My Work Network heading, tap Set up my proxy server. 3. Select This network connects to the Internet and This network uses a proxy server… 4. In the Proxy server field, enter the proxy server name. • Tap Advanced for advanced settings.

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    2. Under the My Work Network heading, tap Add a new VPN server connection. 3. Enter the requested information including VPN type and tap Next. 4. Indicate whether a pre-installed certificate should be used or rather a pre-shared key and tap Next. 5.

  • Page 100

    • Enter TCP/IP settings in the TCP/IP tab; server-assigned IP addresses use DHCP. • Enter Server DNS/WINS information in the Servers tab. Connecting to a VPN Server 1. Go to Start > Settings > Connections tab > Connections. 7 - 28 Dolphin®...

  • Page 101

    2. Select Edit my VPN servers. 3. Tap and hold on the server, then select Connect on the popup menu. (Note that through this screen you can delete your VPN server connection.) 4. Your VPN Server is accessed. When connected, tapping on the icon displays the following bubble: Dolphin®...

  • Page 102: Establishing Dialing Rules

    Establishing Dialing Rules 1. Tap Start > System > Connections tab > Connections > Advanced tab (see page 7-21). 2. Tap Select Location. 3. Select Use dialing rules. By default two dialing rules profiles exist: Home and Work. 4. Tap Edit to configure either profile. (You can define your own dialing profile by tapping New.

  • Page 103: Creating A Wireless Network Connection

    In the Connections Manager, you can access the Wireless tab from Start > Settings > Connections tab > Network Cards > Wireless tab. However, on the Dolphin 7900 terminal, wireless networks need to be configured according to the radio installed in the terminal.

  • Page 104: Network Cards

    Network Cards To see the network cards installed on the terminal, 1. Tap Start > Settings > Connections > Network Cards > Network Adapters tab. 2. In the list, tap on an adapter to review its settings. (Server-assigned IP addresses use DHCP.) 3.

  • Page 105: Chapter 8 - Communications

    Communications Overview You can exchange information between your Dolphin terminal and other mobile devices, a desktop computer, a network, or the Internet. You have the following connection options: • Connect to your desktop computer and synchronize via Microsoft ActiveSync v3.7 or higher. •...

  • Page 106: Using Activesync

    To synchronize, ActiveSync version 3.7 or higher must be installed on both your desktop computer and the Dolphin terminal. Dolphin 7900 terminals ship with ActiveSync 3.7 already installed. Therefore, you must install ActiveSync 3.7 on your desktop computer from the Microsoft Companion CD that came with your terminal.

  • Page 107: Synchronizing From The Terminal

    For more information, see Dolphin 7900 HomeBase page 13-1 or Dolphin 7900 Mobile Base on page 14-1. Exploring the Terminal from the Desktop Computer When the terminal and desktop computer are connected, open the main ActiveSync window (on the desktop), and click Explore.

  • Page 108: Adding Programs To The Terminal Using Activesync

    The Mobile Device folder opens in Windows Explorer. The 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. Adding Programs to the Terminal Using ActiveSync When selecting programs, verify that the program and version of the program are designed for Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition and your processor.

  • Page 109: Using Infrared

    Tap it to open the program. Using Infrared Dolphin 7900 terminals contain an IrDA port on the top panel (see receive data between the terminal and other devices equipped with infrared. This can include, but is not limited to, Windows Mobile information such as Contacts and Tasks, as well as software upgrades.

  • Page 110

    Verify That Beam Settings Are Set to Receive The Beam Settings must be set to receive for the terminal to receive data from other infrared devices. To verify, tap Start > Settings > Connections tab > Beam. The Beam Settings window should appear as follows: Sending and Receiving To send or receive, the IrDA ports of both devices - whether it’s two terminals, or a terminal and a host device - must be aligned with each other and within a close range.

  • Page 111: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting If the Beam Settings are not set to receive or you’ve aligned two IrDA ports and the terminal is still not receiving, go to Start > Programs > Infrared Receive. The terminal searches for the sending device. If the terminal cannot find the sending device, the following message appears: Dolphin®...

  • Page 112: Using An Isp

    Using an ISP The communication software for creating an ISP connection is already installed on your device. Your service provider should provide the software needed to install other services, such as paging and fax services. After you are connected, you can send and receive e-mail messages by using Inbox and view web pages using Pocket Internet Explorer.

  • Page 113: Chapter 9 - Wireless Lan Communications With 802.11b

    Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum (DSSS) technology to spread the signal continuously over a wide frequency band at a data rate of up to 11 Mbps. In addition, the open software architecture makes the Dolphin 7900 a complete solution for a variety of wireless mobile data collection applications.

  • Page 114: 802.11b Settings

    802.11b Settings You can access the configuration utility two ways: 1. Tap Start > Settings > System tab > 802.11b Settings. This icon appears on the System tab only if there is an 802.11b radio installed on the terminal. 2. Tap the Status icon in the system tray - see The 802.11b Settings utility consists of four tabs: Status, Config, Advanced, and About.

  • Page 115: Status Tab

    Status Tab 802.11b Settings always opens to the Status tab, which displays the current WLAN settings for 802.11b. Field Description Current Channel Shows the RF channel currently used by the radio. Current TX Rate Shows the current transmit rate. This can be 1 Mbps, 2 Mbps, 5.5 Mbps, or 11 Mbps. Disable/Enable Tap this button to disable/enable the radio.

  • Page 116

    Field Description Tap this button to display detailed TCP/IP information as shown in the following screen: More Info Tap the Ping button to open the Ping Utility for WLAN. Ping Field IP Address Size (Bytes) Timeout (ms) Clear Ping Ping Statistics 9 - 4 Description Displays the current IP address.

  • Page 117: Config Tab

    Config Tab The Config tab provides a list of all APs and peer stations in range. Its configuration tool enables you to create and edit SSID profiles for APs that you want your station to associate with. Preferred Profiles This Preferred Profiles section displays a list of preferred profiles for AP in the network created by the user, or added from the Active SSIDs table.

  • Page 118

    Column Mode Channel SupRate BSSID (MAC Addr) Tap this button to add an Active SSID to the Preferred Profiles list. Select and active SSID in the list, tap Add, and the profile moves to the Preferred Profiles list. Apply Tap Apply to associate your station with a selected SSID. The SSID selected can be in the Preferred Profile or Active SSIDs lists.

  • Page 119

    To Create a New Profile In the Preferred Profiles section, tap the New button Authentication. Network Profile Tab Field Description Network Name &Type Enter an SSID, which is the Network Name. Check with your network administrator for Network Name SSID (SSID).

  • Page 120

    Authentication Tab On the Authentication tab, you configure the WEP encryption key for secure wireless communication. To use WEP, the encryption key must be configured as part of the profile before connecting. For more information about configuring a profile, see To Create a New Profile Field Description...

  • Page 121: Advanced Tab

    Field Description Tap this button to save the profile or changes to the profile. Cancel Tap this button to close the window without saving or modifying the profile. To Delete a Profile Profiles may be deleted either from the Preferred List or from the Preferred List and Registry. To delete a profile, select (highlight) a profile and tap the Delete button and the following screen displays: From the pop-up window select the option of your choice and tap Yes to confirm or No to cancel.

  • Page 122: About Tab

    Field Description A preamble consists of a Synchronization (Sync) field and a 16-bit Start Frame Delimiter (SFD) field. Preamble Mode Long TX Preamble – Where Sync field consists of 128 bits. Short TX Preamble – Where Sync field consists of 56 bits. Auto TX Preamble –...

  • Page 123: Using The Status Icon

    Using the Status Icon You access the 801.11b Settings by tapping the Status icon once on the Today screen Menu Option Selecting This Option… Turns on the radio. LED is on and the Link Icon displays with signal strength. Wireless Radio On Turns off the radio.

  • Page 124: 802.11b Wireless Security Supplement

    802.11b Wireless Security Supplement ® AEGIS Client offers the most comprehensive IEEE 802.1X supplicant for securing wired and wireless networks. The Client is a standards-based implementation of IEEE 802.1X and can be configured to work with almost any network equipment - wired or wireless - that supports the 802.1X authentication standard.

  • Page 125

    The worksheets on the following pages provide space to record the required Client configuration information to set up the Client to match specific Extensible Authentication Protocols (EAP). The forms are designed so that hard copies can be filled out, copied, and distributed.

  • Page 126

    ____ Any trusted CA is acceptable. ____ A particular CA is required:________________________ 4. Are intermediate certificates allowed? ____ No. ____ Yes. 5. What is the name of the server? _____________________________ This usually includes the server’s domain, for example: server.big_school.edu. TTLS Worksheet To configure with TTLS authentication, you need to know: 1.

  • Page 127

    ____ A particular CA is required: _______________________ 9. Are intermediate certificates allowed? ____ No. ____ Yes. 10. What is the name of the server? This usually includes the server’s domain, for example: server.big_school.edu. _____________________________ PEAP Worksheet To configure AEGIS Client with PEAP Authentication, you need to know: 1.

  • Page 128: Opening The Client

    ____ Yes. 10. What is the name of the server? This usually includes the server’s domain, for example: server.big_school.edu. _____________________________ Opening the Client To access the client the first time, tap Start > Programs > Meetinghouse AEGIS Client. After the Client has been activated, you can tap the icon in the lower left corner of the command bar. Icon Indicators The color of the icon indicates the status of the controlled ports.

  • Page 129: Main Screen

    Main Screen On the terminal, open the Client. The main screen opens displaying a list of ports on the system’s network interface cards, You manage ports on this screen. Port Status icon Port Status Icon The main screen contains a port status icon to the left of each port listed. The color of this icon indicates the status of the port. The color of the icon changes as the port starts authentication, negotiates with the AP and/or authentication server, and then joins the network.

  • Page 130: View Menu

    Start/Stop Starts or stops 802.1X authentication. After you finish the initial configuration, tap the network interface and tap Start. If the port is already active, tap Stop first, then Start to force the program to read the new configuration file. Restart Same as a Stop followed by Start.

  • Page 131: Help Menu

    Event Log The Event Log is a text file that contains status information from the logging function. Each entry is listed sequentially with a time stamp and a text message. Tap Refresh to retrieve the most current information and display it in the log immediately. Tap Close to return to the main screen.

  • Page 132: Configuring The Client

    Port Menu On the main screen, tapping on a port opens a popup menu that allows the port to be enabled or disabled, configured, or deleted. The port menu enables you to use 802.1X authentication, change the port configuration, or remove it from the port list. If there are no entries in the Port list, follow the advice in the troubleshooting section to resolve the problem.

  • Page 133

    Client Configuration Area Each user account needs to define the protocol and the credentials used to authenticate a user. Because Windows Mobile devices are usually small devices with a single NIC and, usually, a single user, the initial configuration is usually the only time the software needs to be set up.

  • Page 134

    User Tab The User settings tab defines the protocol and the credentials used to authenticate a user. Field Description Multiple user credential profiles can be created for use when the user roams from one network to another. Profile The drop-down list contains existing authentication credential profiles. Select a profile from the list to edit it in the fields that follow.

  • Page 135

    Field Description This is the certificate to be used during authentication. A certificate is required for TLS, optional for TTLS Use certificate and PEAP, and unused by MD5 and LEAP. Therefore, this option becomes active only when TLS, TTLS, or PEAP is selected as the Authentication type. If Use certificate is enabled, the client certificate displayed in the field is the one that is passed to the server for verification.

  • Page 136

    System Tab The System Settings tab controls logging and the port manger timeout period. Field Description These settings control the detail of the log messages generated by the Client. Each level is cumulative. Log Level By default, all errors, warnings, and information events are logged. Each entry records a severity code (of one [debug message] to four [error] asterisks), a time stamp, and a message.

  • Page 137

    Server Tab The Server identity tab defines the credentials the client uses to authenticate the server during TLS/TTLS/PEAP authentication message exchange. The Client uses this information to verify that the Client is communicating with a trusted server. Field Description If this option is selected, the server certificate received during the TLS/TTLS/PEAP message Do not validate server exchange is not validated.

  • Page 138

    Port Settings Area In the Port Settings area, you configure network parameters for each port listed on the main screen; see 9-17. 1. On the main screen, tap and hold on a port. The Port popup menu appears; see 2. Tap Configure. The Port Settings Configuration screen opens displaying the Wireless Networks tab. On this tab, You…...

  • Page 139

    Wireless Networks Tab Field Description Available Networks Section This section displays the networks the terminal recognizes as available to connect to. When the Client is first installed, there are no entries in the Available Networks list. Tap this button to see a list of networks broadcasting their availability. Scan Note: You can also attach to networks who are not broadcasting.

  • Page 140

    Field Description Tap this button to review the properties of a network selected in the list. This button opens the same network Properties configuration screen as the Add button does; use it to edit network configuration properties. Protocol Tab The Protocol tab enables you to configure parameters that will apply to all the networks the selected port connects to. Field Description These are the timer intervals and retry settings defined in the 802.1X standard.

  • Page 141

    Adding a Wireless Network Configuration To add a wireless network configuration, on the main screen, tap and hold on the port, tap Configure on the Port popup menu, then tap Add in the Network Configurations section of the Wireless Networks tab. The Network Profile screen opens displaying the Profile Info tab.

  • Page 142

    WEP Mgmt Tab The WEP Mgmt tab enables you to set WEP parameters for each port. Note: The settings on this tab window are interrelated. This means that selecting one may disable access to others. Field Description Provide encryption This option is selected by default. If this option is selected, the other WEP settings on this page are disabled.

  • Page 143: Logging

    WPA Settings Tab The WPA Settings tab enables you to configure WPA settings. Field Description This drop-down list contains the following options: WPA Mode • Disabled - Do not enable WPA mode. This is the default selection. • WPA 802.1x - Enable WPA and obtain key information through the 802.1x protocol. •...

  • Page 144: Installing Certificates With Certadd

    If you wish to start with a blank file, exit from the Client (so the icon no longer appears at the lower right of the screen) and delete the log file (log8021x) in File Explorer; see Finding and Organizing Information on page 4-12.

  • Page 145: Advice And Workarounds

    2. Go to Start > Programs > Meetinghouse Certificate Installer. The opening screen is displayed. All valid certificate file types located in the My Documents folder appear in the list. 3. Tap and hold on a certificate in the list. A pop-up appears asking if you want to install the certificate. 4.

  • Page 146

    Advice and Workarounds Issue The Client is failing authentication even though all my information was entered correctly. My AP does not broadcast its SSID. Even though I have manually configured an AP with that name, the Client won't associate with it. I am authenticated, but I don't get an IP address through DHCP.

  • Page 147: How 802.1x Works

    How 802.1X Works The network elements in the above graphics are those involved in a typical wireless LAN. When 802.1X is running, a wireless device must authenticate itself with the AP in order to get access to the Existing LAN. With respect to the terms used in the 802.1X standard, APs (APs) function as authenticators and wireless devices function as supplicants.

  • Page 148: Benefits Of 802.1x

    Typical Message Exchange Using TTLS and PEAP The above graphic shows a typical message flow for a TTLS transaction. TTLS authentication comprises two phases. In Phase 1, TLS is used to authenticate the TTLS server to the client. The TTLS server may optionally request authentication of the client's certificate, but by default the client verifies only the server's certificate.

  • Page 149

    For example, the following graphic displays the authentication flow for a mobile user who wishes to create a virtual private network with his home office. By using the Client, the user can associate with a wireless network provided by a third party, in this case the ISP. We assume that the company and the ISP have established a service relationship beforehand.

  • Page 150

    Differences Between Protocols Security Feature Client -side certificate required? Server-side certificate required? Dynamic WEP Re-keying Mutual or One-way Authentication? Support of non-EAP protocols within a secure tunnel? Relative Deployment Complexity Relative Security 9 - 38 TTLS Challenge One-way Mutual Mutual Simple Difficult Moderate...

  • Page 151: Chapter 10 - Wireless Pan Communications With Bluetooth

    Wireless PAN Communications with Bluetooth Overview Dolphin 7900 terminals are available with a Bluetooth radio for WPAN (Wireless Personal Area Network) usage. When the mobile computer is first initialized, the *.cab file and module for Bluetooth are installed. Enabling the Bluetooth Radio Driver Before using the radio, make sure that the Bluetooth radio is enabled.

  • Page 152: Assign Com Ports

    Assign COM Ports Follow these steps to view and/or modify the Bluetooth COM ports. If you are not going to use the IrDA port, you can disable it to free up a port for Bluetooth devices; see 1. Tap on the Bluetooth icon on the Today screen. Select Advanced Features then My Bluetooth Device. Note: If you installed OBEX, the menu also lists Transfer via Bluetooth.

  • Page 153

    3. Follow the Bluetooth Device Discovery Wizard to search for Bluetooth devices nearby. When prompted, select the device type you seek. 4. When the search is complete, a screen reports the discovered Bluetooth devices. Check the box next to any device you wish to save information about, (i.e., any devices you wish to connect to).

  • Page 154

    2. Tap and hold your stylus on the Bluetooth device you want to bond with. In the pop-up menu, select Bond. 3. Alternatively, after selecting a device, tap on the Bond icon. Or tap on Device, then select Bond. 4. The Bluetooth Device Bonding Wizard launches. Follow the wizard to bond with your selected device. 10 - 4 Dolphin®...

  • Page 155

    5. As prompted, make sure the Bluetooth device that you want to bond with is in Bondable mode. 6. If the remote device is set up to accept bonding, a Bluetooth Passkey screen appears. To continue bonding, enter the correct passkey and tap Reply. 7.

  • Page 156

    3. Use the General and Services screens to research device properties. If needed, assign a new device type icon by tapping on the arrow buttons in the General screen. You can also use the Device name field to rename the device. When done, tap OK for the setting to take effect.

  • Page 157: Turn Radio Transmitter On/off

    2. In the pop-up menu, choose between Large Icons or Details. Large Icons Details Note: In Details view, you can see the Device Class and scroll right to see the current Bonded status. Delete a Device From the Folder If you no longer plan to connect with it, you can delete a device from the Bluetooth Devices folder. 1.

  • Page 158: Bluetooth Activesync

    2. In the pop-up menu, select Turn Transmitter OFF. 3. The Bluetooth Card radio transmitter shuts off. The Bluetooth icon in the task tray becomes gray, as well as relevant menu options (e.g., Get Connected!). 4. To turn the radio transmitter back on, tap on the gray Bluetooth icon. In the pop-up-menu, select Turn Transmitter ON. Bluetooth ActiveSync This section explains how to use the Bluetooth ActiveSync feature.

  • Page 159

    (a) When you tap on Bluetooth ActiveSync, a screen appears that allows you to choose which computer to connect to in your Bluetooth Devices folder. Choose a computer from the list and tap Select, or tap Find to search for another computer. Note: If the computer you want to connect to is not listed, tap Find to begin a search.

  • Page 160: Bluetooth Lan Access

    Note: You can also start the device search by tapping Find in the Bluetooth Devices screen. (b) After the search is complete, select the computer you wish to ActiveSync with and tap Select. If the computer is not listed, make sure the computer is discoverable and tap Refresh to search again. (c) After you tap Select, a service discovery phase begins.

  • Page 161

    (a) When you tap Bluetooth LAN Access, a screen appears that allows you to choose which AP to connect to in your Bluetooth Devices folder. Choose an AP from the list and tap Select. Note: If your AP is not listed, tap Find and proceed as described in Scenario #3. (b) Your mobile computer tries to connect to the selected AP.

  • Page 162: Obex

    (d) Now you are ready to access your LAN for Internet access, files, etc. SCENARIO #3: Your Bluetooth Devices folder has no APs. (a) When you tap Bluetooth LAN Access, the mobile computer automatically begins to search for new Bluetooth devices. Note: You can also start the device search by tapping Find in the Bluetooth Devices screen.

  • Page 163

    • Browse Remote Device • Receive Contact or File • Enable File Sharing The first four operations - exchange business cards, send a contact, send a file, and browse remote device - are client-oriented. They involve initiating an object exchange. The last two operations - receive contact or file and enable file sharing - are server-oriented.

  • Page 164

    Note: If the other device is also using the Bluetooth Connection Kit, you can set it up to receive a contact by tapping the Bluetooth icon. In the pop-up menu, tap Transfer via Bluetooth > Receive Contact or File . 3.

  • Page 165

    3. Tap and hold your stylus on the contact(s) you would like to send. In the pop-up menu, select Send Via Bluetooth. 4. If your mobile computer has no devices in the Bluetooth Devices Folder, then it begins to search for Bluetooth devices nearby.

  • Page 166

    Note: If the other device is also using the Bluetooth Connection Kit, you can set it up to receive a file by tapping the Bluetooth icon. In the pop-up menu, tap Transfer via Bluetooth > Receive Contact or File . 2.

  • Page 167

    6. Your mobile computer sends the file. Browse Remote Device The Bluetooth File Explorer lets your mobile computer share files with another Bluetooth device. The other device must support the OBEX File Transfer server profile. This section covers the following file transfer operations: •...

  • Page 168

    4. Select the Bluetooth device you wish to browse. If the desired device is not listed, tap Find. 5. Your mobile computer begins to establish a file sharing connection. 6. After the devices successfully connect, the Bluetooth File Explorer appears. Half of the screen shows contents of the remote device, while the other half shows contents of your device (the local device).

  • Page 169

    1. Select the file(s) or folder(s) that you wish to transfer. You can select items from only one device per transfer session. 2. There are two different ways to initiate the transfer: • Tap on the File menu. Select Send to remote or Get from remote, as applicable. The inappropriate option should be gray. •...

  • Page 170

    3. In the next screen, enter a name for your new folder. Tap OK. 4. The new folder should be listed under the appropriate device. Delete File(s) or Folder(s) 1. Select item(s) that you wish to delete. You can only delete item(s) from one device at a time. 2.

  • Page 171

    2. Start the connection process by either of two methods: • Tap on the Device menu. Select Connect. • Tap on the Connect icon. 3. In the next screen, select the device you wish to connect to. Tap Select. Your mobile computer attempts to connect to the device selected.

  • Page 172: Enable File Sharing

    Enable File Sharing 1. Tap on the Bluetooth icon. In the pop-up menu, tap Transfer via Bluetooth > Enable File Sharing. 2. The Enable File Sharing status screen appears. Your mobile computer waits two minutes for the remote device to connect. 3.

  • Page 173: Get Connected Wizard

    3. Tap and hold your stylus on the contact you wish to dial to. In the pop-up menu, select Dial Contact. Alternatively, you can tap on Tools and select Dial Contact. 4. If you have multiple phone numbers for a contact, a screen appears listing them, including any dialing prefix you may have assigned.

  • Page 174

    1. Tap on the Bluetooth task tray icon. In the pop-up menu, select Get Connected! 2. Follow the Bluetooth “Get Connected!” Wizard. In the second screen, use the drop-down list to select your Bluetooth phone. The wizard provides tailored instructions based on your selection. 3.

  • Page 175

    3. In the next screen, enter the passkey. Tap Reply. 4. The mobile phone may then either automatically accept the passkey or ask you to enter one. If prompted for a passkey, use the same one you entered on the mobile computer. Ericsson T68/T68i only: When the phone asks you if you want to bond, select 2: Add to paired devices.

  • Page 176: Dial Up To Your Network

    Bonding with your phone - This must be completed to establish the Bluetooth connection and involves dial-up networking. Automatic Connections - This procedure is optional but makes future Bluetooth connections more convenient. 7. Continue to the last screen of the wizard and tap Finish. Now proceed to STEP 6 to complete the bonding process and, if desired, set up automatic connections.

  • Page 177

    Make up a 4-16 digit passkey, enter it on the phone, then enter it on the terminal. Note: The Bluetooth icon on the Today screen blinks to indicate a connection. j) After successfully bonding, you can set up the phone to automatically connect to your Dolphin 7900 without a passkey. Automatic Connections for Motorola Timeport 270C: •...

  • Page 178

    • Scroll to 10 Bluetooth, then press SELECT. • Scroll to 4 View Paired Devices, then press SELECT. • Highlight the Dolphin 7900, then press OPTIONS. • Scroll to 3 Request Connection Authorization, then press NO. To use a different Bluetooth phone for dial-up networking, you can use the same connection setup, but you must make the new phone your favorite.

  • Page 179: Overview

    When the mobile computer is first initialized, the radio driver for the GSM module is installed. Before using the radio, make sure that the GSM radio is enabled. For more information, see Tri-Band Antenna Dolphin 7900 terminals configured with an MC-45 or MC-46 radio feature an external antenna that is optimized for power output and receiver sensitivity. Requirements Using GMS/GPRS on a Dolphin 7900 terminal requires a: •...

  • Page 180: Sim Card

    SIM Card SIM stands for Subscriber Information Module. A SIM card stores the subscriber's personal information, GSM/GPRS radio settings, security key, contacts, etc. SIM cards can be installed and removed from compatible mobile devices, enabling you to switch devices without losing your personal information. SIM cards are obtained and activated by the network provider that supports your GSM/GPRS network.

  • Page 181: Using Uphone

    • Call Log enables you to view and manipulate a list of the most recent calls - • SMS Manager provides a text message handler similar to many email programs - Note: Dialler, Call Log, and SMS Manager are not loaded on Dolphin 7900 terminals with an MC-46 radio. Accessing uPhone Go to Start >...

  • Page 182

    Status Icons and Bubble Options Icon This icon means… The phone is on and registered. To the right of the phone is a bar that indicates signal strength. Indicates medium signal strength. Indicates good signal strength. Indicates full signal strength. Incoming SMS message available.

  • Page 183: Using The Dialler

    Status Icons and Bubble Options Icon This icon means… This icon appears when there is a call coming in or going out. A different bubble displays for each circumstance. If the incoming call is a conference call, a different bubble displays. Using the Dialler The Dialler is the is the program that manages your GSM/GPRS cell phone calls.

  • Page 184: Making A Call

    Making a Call To Enter a Number You can: • Enter the numbers manually using the phone keypad on the Dialler screen, the SIP, or the Dolphin keyboard. As you enter each number, the digits appears on the Dialler screen in the Name/Number line. If a contact matching the entered number is found in the Phonebook, the name of the contact appears in the Name/Number line as you type;...

  • Page 185: Receiving A Call

    Receiving a Call When the Dialler screen is open and an incoming call is detected, text is displayed on the Dialler screen. If the Dialler is not visible at the time of the incoming call, a Navigation Bar notification appears; see When a call is coming in, the ringtone sounds and the three information lines on the Dialler screen display the following: Network Operator Displays the name of the service provider you are using.

  • Page 186: Keyboard Combinations For Calls

    Blue + Left Arrow 36-key keyboard Blue + Left Arrow For more information about Dolphin 7900 keyboards, see Call Waiting The uPhone Dialler supports call waiting functionality. This means that you can receive a second call while on a first call.

  • Page 187: Touchtones

    When two calls are in progress, tap the phone icon on the Navigation bar. This opens a bubble dialog that enables you to conference both calls into one. Button Tapping this button… Swaps between the currently held and active calls. Hold Active and Accept Held Tapping Send bubble dialog.

  • Page 188: Tools Menu

    You can access the Phonebook manually by opening the Dialler and going to Tools > Phonebook. When you tap and hold on an entry, a popup menu displays. Dial Opens the Dialler with the number entered ready for dialing. Send SMS Opens the SMS Manager in the Compose screen with the 'To:' field populated with the number.

  • Page 189: Settings Menu

    Settings Menu The Settings menu provides the following options: Speakerphone Toggles speakerphone mode on and off. When an audio plug (for a headset) is inserted into the audio jack (2.5mm), Speakerphone is inactive on this menu. Mic mute Toggles microphone mute on and off (the other party cannot hear a private conversation when the microphone is muted).

  • Page 190: Audio Modes

    Audio Modes The back panel of the Dolphin 7900 contains both a speaker and a microphone that you can use to send and receive audio signals over the GSM network. For details about the microphone and speaker on the back panel of the Dolphin 7900, see...

  • Page 191: Ringtone Configuration

    Ringtone Configuration Different ringtones, with individual volume settings, can be set for the following: Ring Tone Sounds on an incoming call. Message Tone Sounds on an incoming SMS or Voicemail notification. Call Waiting Tone Sounds to indicate an incoming call while you are already on a voice call. Accessing Ringtone Configuration You can access Ringtones two ways: 1.

  • Page 192: Call Log

    Call Log The Call Log maintains a list of the last 20 calls made or received in each of the following categories: • Voice Calls In • Voice Calls Out • Voice Calls Missed • GPRS Data Voice Call In is the default display whenever the Call Log is opened. Call Log Options Select the option you want to view.

  • Page 193: Tools Menu

    Tools Menu The Tools menu in the Call Log provides the following options: Select this menu option To… Clear Delete the entire Call Log. Exit Close the Call Log. Dolphin® 7900 Series Mobile Computer User’s Guide 11 - 15...

  • Page 194: Sms Manager

    SMS messages travel over the system's control channel, which is separate from the voice channel. The SMS Manager on the Dolphin 7900 supports creation, sending, receiving, and storing of SMS text messages. Text messages sent or received can be up to 160 characters long.

  • Page 195: Sending An Sms Message

    Inbox The Inbox folder displays received text messages. Received messages have an envelope icon to the left. The Inbox folder also receives error messages from text messages that could not transmit successfully. When the Inbox folder is selected, received messages appear in the list. Do this…...

  • Page 196: Icons At The Top Of The Message Screen

    3. Tap inside the text area. To write a message, you can use the SIP or the terminal keyboard. The Remaining characters field displays how many characters you can type in a message. Because 160 is the maximum number of characters per message, the number portion of the field counts backwards from160 as you type. 4.

  • Page 197: Edit Menu

    Icons at the Top of the Message Screen This icon appears only in a message that has been sent. Tapping this button will re-send the message. In the task tray at the bottom of the window: Send all messages in the Outbox. Edit Menu The Edit menu in the command bar provides the same options as the icons at the top of the screen, with the following additional options:...

  • Page 198: Uphone Configuration

    uPhone Configuration uPhone Settings enable you to establish the normal operating parameters for uPhone applications. Accessing You can access uPhone Settings two ways: 1. Go to Start > Settings > System tab > uPhone icon. 2. In the Dialler application, selecting Tools > Configuration. 3.

  • Page 199: General Tab

    General Tab Field Description Phone Number This is the phone number stored on the SIM. It is displayed here for information only. Answerphone This is the number to dial to retrieve voicemail messages. To enter a new number, tap on this field and enter the digits.

  • Page 200: Network Tab

    Network Tab The Network tab provides the ability to choose between Automatic and Manual network selection. If you choose Manual network selection, the drop-down list of available networks activates. Choose a network from this list and tap OK. A wait icon appears while the system accesses the selected network. 11 - 22 Dolphin®...

  • Page 201: Divert Tab

    Divert Tab The divert tab enables you to select divert options for incoming calls when you are unavailable to answer; e.g., when the phone is off, you are out of network coverage, busy, or not able to answer. Select an option from the All Calls drop-down list to divert all incoming calls automatically. Select an option from the Unavailable drop-down list to divert incoming calls when you are unavailable.

  • Page 202: Bar Tab

    Bar Tab The Bar tab sets enables you to block both incoming and outgoing calls. Bar outgoing calls Select one of the following options from the drop-down list: Not barred International calls International except to home country All outgoing calls Bar incoming calls Select one of the following options from the drop-down list: Not barred...

  • Page 203: Messaging Tab

    Messaging Tab The Messaging tab enables you to adjust the default SMS settings. Request Delivery Reports By default, the SMS manager receives a confirmation report that each SMS message has been sent. For details, see These confirmation reports can take up valuable space and memory. Therefore, you can cancel these reports on this tab by selecting Off and tapping OK.

  • Page 204: Gprs Settings

    GPRS Settings After subscribing to a GPRS network and installing your SIM card, you can load the parameters of your GPRS subscription into the terminal. However, some subscriptions load automatically when you install your SIM card. If the GPRS settings do not load automatically, you must enter them manually.

  • Page 205: To Add A Gprs Setting

    To Add a GPRS Setting 1. On the GPRS Settings screen, in the Current Profile drop-down list, select Add new. 2. Type in the Profile Name, APN, IP Address, and select the Protocol. 3. Tap OK. You return to the settings screen. The Profile Name you selected now appears in the Current Profiles list. GPRS Connection When a GPRS connection is required - e.g., by navigating to a web site - a Network Log On screen is automatically displayed.

  • Page 206

    You have the option of disconnecting by tapping on the GPRS connection icon in the navigation bar and tapping End. 11 - 28 Dolphin® 7900 Series Mobile Computer User’s Guide...

  • Page 207: Chapter 12 - Applications

    1. If you are in Day or Week view, tap the desired date and time for the appointment. 2. Tap New. Dolphin® 7900 Series Mobile Computer User’s Guide (page 12-18) ® Reader are NOT installed on the Dolphin 7900 when shipped but may be installed from the 12 - 1...

  • Page 208

    3. Using the input panel, enter a description and a location. Tap first to select the field. 4. If needed, tap the date and time to change them. 5. Enter other desired information. To see all available fields, hide the input panel. 6.

  • Page 209: Contacts

    Creating Meeting Requests You can use Calendar to set up meetings with users of Outlook or Pocket Outlook. The meeting request is created automatically and sent either when you synchronize Inbox or when you connect to your e-mail server. Indicate how you want meeting requests sent by tapping Tools and then Options.

  • Page 210: Creating A Contact

    Note: To change the way information is displayed in the list, tap Tools > Options . Creating a Contact 1. On the Contacts screen, tap New. 2. Using the SIP or Dolphin keyboard, enter the contact’s information. Scroll down to see all available fields. 3.

  • Page 211

    Using the Summary Screen When you tap a contact in the contact list, a summary screen displays their information. Dolphin® 7900 Series Mobile Computer User’s Guide 12 - 5...

  • Page 212: Tasks

    Tasks Note: To change the way information is displayed in the list, tap Tools > Options. Creating a Task 1. Tap New. 2. Using the SIP or Dolphin keyboard, enter the task information. If the input panel is open, you need to hide it to see all available fields. 3.

  • Page 213: Notes

    Note: To quickly create a task with only a subject, tap Entry Bar on the Tools menu. Then, tap Tap here to add a new task and enter your task information. Using the Summary Screen When you tap a task in the task list, a summary screen displays the task information. Notes Quickly capture thoughts, reminders, ideas, drawings, and phone numbers with Notes.

  • Page 214: Messaging

    Creating a Note 1. Tap New. 2. Type your note using the SIP or the Dolphin keyboard. Messaging Use Messaging to send and receive e-mail messages; this is your email Inbox. To use e-mail, you can: • Synchronize e-mail messages with Microsoft Exchange or Microsoft Outlook on your desktop computer. •...

  • Page 215

    Receiving Messages When you connect to your e-mail server or synchronize with your desktop computer, by default, you’ll receive messages from the last five days only, the first 100 lines of each new message, and file attachments of less than 100 KB in size. The original messages remain on the e-mail server or your desktop computer.

  • Page 216

    When you tap on a message to open it, the following screen appears: Composing Messages 1. Tap New. 2. In the To field, enter the e-mail or SMS address of one or more recipients, separating them with a semicolon (;), or select a name from the contact list by tapping the Address Book button.

  • Page 217: Pocket Internet Explorer

    Folder Behavior with a Direct Connection to an E-mail Server The behavior of the folders you create depends on whether you are using ActiveSync, SMS, POP3, or IMAP4. ActiveSync If you use ActiveSync, e-mail messages in the Inbox folder in Outlook on your desktop computer are automatically synchronized with the terminal.

  • Page 218: Mobile Favorites Folder

    You can use Pocket Internet Explorer to browse Mobile Favorites and channels that have been downloaded without connecting to the Internet. You can also connect to the Internet through an ISP or a network connection and browse the Web. Browse the Internet on Your Terminal Note: You must set up a connection to your ISP or corporate network using Connections before browsing;...

  • Page 219

    Note: Unless you mark a Favorite Link as a mobile favorite, only the link downloads to your terminal, and you will need to connect to your ISP or network to view the content. For more information on synchronization, see ActiveSync Help on the desktop computer.

  • Page 220: Pocket Word

    2. Tap the Favorites button to display your list of favorites 3. Tap the page you want to view. You’ll see the page that was downloaded the last time you synchronized with your desktop computer. If the page is not on the terminal, the favorite will be dimmed.

  • Page 221

    Using Pocket Word Pocket Word contains a list of the files stored on the terminal. Tap a file in the list to open it. To delete, make copies of, and send files, tap and hold a file in the list. Then, select the appropriate action on the pop-up menu. You can change the zoom magnification by tapping View >...

  • Page 222: Pocket Excel

    Typing Mode Using the SIP or Dolphin keypad, enter typed text into the document. To format existing text and to edit text, first select the text. You can select text as you do in a Word document, using your stylus instead of the mouse to drag through the text you want to select.

  • Page 223

    Creating an Excel File To create a new file, tap Start > Programs > Pocket Excel > New. A blank workbook appears. If you’ve selected a template for new workbooks in the Options dialog box, that template appears with appropriate text and formatting already provided. If your workbook contains sensitive information, you can protect it with a password.

  • Page 224: Windows Media Player For Pocket Pc

    Windows Media Player for Pocket PC Use Microsoft Windows Media Player (WMP) for Pocket PC to play digital audio and video files stored on the terminal. To switch to Windows Media Player for Pocket PC, tap Start > Windows Media. After a media file has been loaded, you can play, pause, stop, song advance/reverse, mute sound, or adjust volume.

  • Page 225: Msn Messenger

    Settings allows you to configure several important aspects of WMP. Properties gives a detailed listing of a media file's attributes. Open URL allows you to open WMP-compliant media from a network or Internet resource. Add Web Favorite adds a streaming media file that is currently playing to web favorites. Repeat plays a playlist repeatedly.

  • Page 226: Pictures

    2. Tap Tools > Options > Account tab. 3. In the Accounts tab, enter your Passport or Exchange account information. Be sure to indicate the service you’re using to connect - Messenger or Exchange. 4. When complete, tap OK. You are returned to the sign-in screen. 5.

  • Page 227: Chapter 13 - Dolphin 7900 Homebase

    Dolphin 7900 HomeBase Overview As the hub of your Dolphin 7900 system, the Dolphin HomeBase charging and communication cradle supports both RS-232 and USB communications, which make it able to interface with the majority of PC-based enterprise systems. When a terminal is seated in the HomeBase, its main battery pack charges in less than four hours.

  • Page 228: Dolphin 7900 Homebase Parts And Functions

    Dolphin 7900 HomeBase Parts and Functions Front Panel Terminal Well Place the Dolphin terminal in this well to communicate with a host device, power the terminal, and charge its battery pack. If the host device is a desktop computer that uses ActiveSync, synchronization begins immediately. While seated in the terminal well, the main battery installed in the terminal charges.

  • Page 229: Back Panel

    Orange If using the USB port This color… Green LED Back Panel Auxiliary Battery Well The HomeBase enables you to charge an additional Li-ion battery pack independently of the terminal well. This feature ensures that you can always have a fully-charged battery for your Dolphin terminal; see Battery in the Auxiliary Battery Well USB Port This USB Port is full-speed and 2.0 compliant.

  • Page 230: Powering The Homebase

    Powering the HomeBase The terminal requires 9.5 Volts DC input for communications and battery charging; the Hand Held Products power cable contains a power adapter that converts the power source voltage accordingly. Only the power adapter cable from Hand Held Products converts the voltage appropriately.

  • Page 231: Charging The Main Battery

    Charging the Main Battery The Dolphin HomeBase powers the terminal and fully charges its main battery pack in less than four hours. The HomeBase contains an intelligent battery charging system that protects the battery from being damaged by overcharging; the unit senses when a battery pack is fully charged and automatically switches to a trickle charge that maintains the battery at full capacity.

  • Page 232: Communications

    1. Insert the end of the battery without the locking tab into the bottom of the auxiliary well opening. 2. Snap the battery into place with a hinging motion. The Aux Battery LED lights orange. 3. Use the AUX Battery LED to monitor charging progress. Communications There are two types of communication: USB and RS-232.

  • Page 233

    3. Select Sync with this PC during manual sync to indicate that the terminal syncs with the selected host PC when synchronization is run from the terminal. 4. Tap Options. 5. Under When cradled, select Enable PC sync using this connection, and select ‘USB Connection. 6.

  • Page 234: Connecting The Cables

    Setting up the Desktop Computer for ActiveSync Communications After the USB HomeBase is installed, you can use ActiveSync to connect to a Dolphin terminal that is properly seated in the HomeBase. These instructions assume that ActiveSync v3.7 or higher is installed on your PC. The ActiveSync Connection Settings must be set as the following graphic indicates.

  • Page 235

    4. Tap OK. Communicating with the Dolphin 7900 Terminal 1. Insert the Dolphin terminal into the terminal well of the HomeBase. • The DOCK LED lights green. If the DOCK LED does not illuminate, make sure that the terminal is properly seated. You may need to remove and re-insert the terminal.

  • Page 236: Mounting The Homebase

    Setting up the Desktop Computer for ActiveSync Communications ActiveSync must be installed and configured for RS-232 on the desktop computer to sync successfully with a Dolphin terminal that is configured for RS-232 communication. The following graphic displays the correct ActiveSync Connection Settings on the desktop computer for an RS-232 connection.

  • Page 237: Desk Mounting

    Desk Mounting Dolphin charging/communication cradles have a DIN rail (7.5 high X 35 wide mm) slot on the bottom to allow for secure desk attachment of the unit if desired. Auxiliary Battery Well DIN Rail (7.5 X 35 mm) 1. Slide the DIN rail slot along the bottom panel. 2.

  • Page 238

    3. Fasten the screws to secure the HomeBase to the mounting bracket. 4. Turn the secured HomeBase right side up. 5. Using the appropriate screws, secure the mounting bracket to the wall or vertical surface as shown. 13 - 12 Dolphin®...

  • Page 239: Chapter 14 - Dolphin 7900 Mobile Base

    When a terminal is seated in the Mobile Base, its main battery pack charges in less than four hours. The serial connector supports RS-232 communication and power out to peripheral devices, such as hand held scanners. As the hub of your Dolphin 7900 mobile data collection system, the Mobile Base performs three important functions: charging, communications, and storage.

  • Page 240: Dolphin Mobile Base Hardware Overview

    Dolphin Mobile Base Hardware Overview Front Panel Latch Spring Arm Assembly Terminal Well Latch You can use the latch at the top of the spring arm assembly to snap a seated terminal into place. The latch can rest on top of the hand strap slot on the back panel of the terminal; see page 14-6. Spring Arm Assembly For more information, see Terminal Well...

  • Page 241: Bottom Panel

    COMM LED Indicates the status of data transfer between the host device and the Dolphin terminal COMM LED Color Green Orange Bottom Panel Power Supply Connector Power Supply Connector Attach a power cable from Hand Held Products to this connector. The Mobile Base can be powered by an external DC power source between 11 VDC to 48 VDC.

  • Page 242

    RS-232 Serial Communications Port Use a standard serial cable to connect to the host device via RS-232. The following diagram displays the pin diagram of the serial connector of the bottom panel of the Mobile Base. Signals referenced are for a DTE device. The Mobile Base connector is straight to the printed circuit board (PCB).

  • Page 243: Back Panel

    Back Panel Latch Spring Arm Assembly Ball Joint Spring Arm Assembly The spring arm assembly holds the terminal securely in place and connects the Mobile Base to the ball joint. Ball Joint There are two ball joints: one on the back of the Mobile Base and one on the mounting bracket. Both ball joints are inserted into the mounting bracket and secured by the turnscrew.

  • Page 244: Mounting The Dolphin Mobile Base

    Mounting the Dolphin Mobile Base There are three items you use to mount the Dolphin Mobile Base: the ball joints on the both the back panel and the ball joint connector, the mounting bracket, and the turnscrew. Latch - securing the terminal Turnscrew Mounting Bracket...

  • Page 245: Powering The Dolphin Terminal

    To Mount the Dolphin Mobile Base 1. Secure the ball joint connector to a stable, mounting surface. When selecting a surface, keep in mind that the power supply and serial connectors point straight out the bottom panel. 2. On the mounting bracket, loosen the turnscrew. 3.

  • Page 246

    Configuring the Terminal for ActiveSync Communications 1. On the terminal, tap Start > ActiveSync > Tools > Options. ActiveSync opens displaying the PC tab. 2. In the Use this PC drop-down list, select the name of the host PC. 3. Select Sync with this PC during manual sync to indicate that the terminal syncs with the selected host PC when synchronization is run from the terminal.

  • Page 247: Chapter 15 - Dolphin 7900 Chargebase

    Capacity The ChargeBase can hold up to four Dolphin 7900 terminals. Use only the peripherals, power cables, and power adapters from Hand Held Products. Use of peripherals, cables, or power adapters not sold/manufactured by Hand Held Products will void the warranty and may damage the terminal.

  • Page 248: Back Panel

    Dock LED Each terminal well displays a Dock LED on the front that lights solid green when a terminal is properly seated, which means that the terminal and the base are connected. Charge LEDs Each terminal well displays a Charge LED on the front that lights green to indicate charging. For details, see Charging Terminals in the ChargeBase Back Panel Power Supply Connector...

  • Page 249: Inserting And Removing Terminals

    2. Plug the power cord into the power adapter. 3. Plug the power connector cable into the power connector on the back panel of the ChargeBase. 4. Plug the power cord into a standard wall outlet. 5. On the power adapter, turn the power switch to the ON position. The LEDs light as the ChargeBase powers up. 6.

  • Page 250

    Bottom Panel The bottom panel of the Dolphin ChargeBase offers two mounting options: insert a DIN Rail in the available slot for desk mounting or secure two mounting brackets with the available screw slots. Screw Slots Rubber Feet DIN Rail Slot Using the DIN Rail All Dolphin charging/communication cradles have a slot for a 7.5mm (high) X 35mm (wide) DIN rail on the bottom panel that enables you to mount to a desk or secure, flat surface.

  • Page 251: Using The Mounting Brackets

    3. Secure the DIN Rail to a stable, flat horizontal surface. Using the Mounting Brackets A wall mount kit can be purchased separately. It contains two mounting brackets to secure both ends of the ChargeBase. Use the screws and the mounting brackets to mount the ChargeBase to a wall or other vertical surface. Each mounting bracket contains an open slot in the back to accommodate the connector cables.

  • Page 252

    3. Using the nuts and bolts, secure the mounting brackets to the bottom panel. 4. Secure the mounting brackets to an appropriate horizontal surface. 15 - 6 Dolphin® 7900 Series Mobile Computer User’s Guide...

  • Page 253: Chapter 16 - Dolphin 7900 Quadcharger

    Compatibility The QuadCharger is compatible with the Li-ion batteries that power Dolphin 7900 Series terminals. Charging Process Each charging slot works independently of the other three.

  • Page 254: Rear Panel

    Charge/Analyze Slot This is the fourth slot and the only one that can be used to analyze a battery. When a battery is placed in this slot, it begins charging just as it does in the other three slots. However, if you press the ANALYZE button, it runs the battery in this slot through the complete Analyze cycle.

  • Page 255: Supplying Power To The Quadcharger

    Supplying Power to the QuadCharger You must use the power adapter cable from Hand Held Products so that voltage is adjusted appropriately. 1. Locate the AC power adapter cable and plug it into the power source. 2. Connect the power cable to the power adapter. 3.

  • Page 256: Using The Battery Analyzer

    Using the Battery Analyzer Location The battery analyzer is located in the fourth slot of the ChargeBase. Only batteries in this slot can be analyzed. Analyze Cycle The Analyze cycle is initiated when a battery is placed in the Charge/Analyze slot and the ANALYZE button is pressed.

  • Page 257: Mounting The Quadcharger

    Mounting the QuadCharger The Dolphin QuadCharger should be on a dry, stable surface. To easily adapt the QuadCharger to your environment, it can be mounted on a flat, horizontal surface such as a desktop or workbench, or a flat, vertical surface such as a wall. When choosing a location, always bear in mind that •...

  • Page 258: Troubleshooting

    Wall Mounting The following graphic displays how mount a QuadCharger to a wall: Troubleshooting If you encounter problems with your Dolphin QuadCharger, refer to chart below for possible solutions. If problems persist, please contact Technical Support. Problem The Status LED does not come on when I insert a battery pack into the Dolphin QuadCharger The Status LED lights red during...

  • Page 259: Chapter 17 - Customer Support

    Customer Support Product Service and Repair Hand Held Products provides service for all its products through service centers throughout the world. To obtain warranty or non-warranty service, return the unit to Hand Held Products (postage paid) with a copy of the dated purchase record attached. Contact the appropriate location below to obtain a Return Material Authorization number (RMA #) before returning the product.

  • Page 260: Technical Assistance

    Technical Assistance If you need assistance installing or troubleshooting, please call your Distributor or the nearest Hand Held Products technical support office: North America/Canada: Telephone: (800) 782-4263, option 4 (8 a.m. to 6 p.m. EST) Fax number: (315) 685-4960 E-mail: natechsupport@handheld.com Europe, Middle East, and Africa: Telephone-...

  • Page 261: Limited Warranty

    The limited duration of the warranty for the Dolphin 7900 Series is as follows: • Terminals with an integrated imager are covered by a two-year limited warranty.

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