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  • Page 1 Thor™ VX8 Vehicle-Mount Computer ® ® Microsoft Windows Embedded Standard Operating System ® ® Microsoft Windows 7 Professional Operating System ® ® ® Microsoft Windows Professional Operating System Reference Guide...
  • Page 2: Limited Warranty

    Disclaimer Honeywell International Inc. (“HII”) 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 HII to determine whether any such changes have been made. The information in this publication does not represent a commitment on the part of HII.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    Table of Contents Chapter 1: Introduction Overview Microsoft Windows License Agreement (First Boot) Quick Start Components Under Service Lid Connector Panel Buttons and LEDs LED Indications Power LED UPS Mode LED Hard Drive LED Data Entry Keyboard Data Entry Bar Code Data Entry Touch Screen Entry Soft Keyboard Entry Chapter 2: Hardware...
  • Page 4 Pinout Multipurpose Connector 2-10 Pinout 2-10 Multipurpose Dongle Cables 2-11 D15 Female Connector 2-12 Pinout 2-12 USB Connector 2-13 Pinout 2-13 Serial Connector - COM4 2-14 Pinout 2-14 Audio and Microphone Connectors 2-15 Antenna Connectors 2-15 Power Supply Connector 2-16 Pinout 2-16 Keyboards...
  • Page 5 Optional Devices 2-39 Chapter 3: Software Introduction Operating System BIOS Setup Accessing the BIOS Setup AMI BIOS Phoenix BIOS Identifying Drives in the Thor VX8 AMI BIOS Phoenix BIOS Integrated Devices AMI BIOS Phoenix BIOS Boot Priority AMI BIOS Phoenix BIOS...
  • Page 6 3-16 Display Backlight Tab 3-17 Advanced Tab 3-19 Wedge 3-20 Configuration 3-20 Loading an Operating System on the Thor VX8 3-22 The Thor VX8 Recovery DVD 3-23 DVD Part numbers 3-23 Thor VX8 Recovery DVD 3-23 Launching the RS2 Wizard...
  • Page 7 Introduction Summit Wireless Network Configuration Important Notes Summit Client Utility Help Summit Tray Icon Wireless Zero Config Utility How To: Use the Wireless Zero Config Utility How to: Switch Control to SCU Main Tab Admin Login Profile Tab Buttons Profile Parameters 4-10 Status Tab 4-12...
  • Page 8 WPA PSK 4-45 Certificates 4-46 Generating a Root CA Certificate 4-47 Installing a Root CA Certificate 4-51 Generating a User Certificate 4-53 Exporting a User Certificate 4-56 Installing a User Certificate 4-58 Atheros Client Utility - 802.11a/b/g Radio 4-60 Wireless Zero Config 4-60 Using the ACU 4-61...
  • Page 9 Installation 4-97 Option GlobeTrotter Connect 4-99 SIM Card PIN 4-99 Using Option GlobeTrotter Connect 4-99 OneClick Internet 4-101 Preparing for Initial Use on the Thor VX8 4-101 Install SIM Card 4-101 Load Firmware 4-101 Activation 4-101 Using OneClick Internet 4-104...
  • Page 10 Installing or Upgrading OneClick Internet 4-120 Installation 4-121 OneClick Internet Connection Manager 4-124 Connection Management 4-124 Information Buttons 4-125 Chapter 5: Key Maps 95-key Keypad with Pointing Device Key Map 101-Key Equivalencies 60-key Standard Keypad 60 Key KeyMap 101-Key Equivalencies IBM Terminal Emulation IBM 3270 Keypad Overlay IBM 5250 Keypad Overlay...
  • Page 11: Chapter 1: Introduction

    Embedded Standard ® Windows XP Embedded The Thor VX8 can support only one operating system at a time. Information in this guide includes instruction for all operating systems. Differences are highlighted as follows: Windows® 7 Professional Windows® Embedded Standard Windows® XP Embedded Windows®...
  • Page 12: Quick Start

    2. Secure Thor VX8 in Mounting Bracket Assembly. 3. Connect power cable to the Thor VX8. Route the power cable to a DC/DC converter then to the vehicle battery. 4. An optional screen blanking box may also be connected to the Thor VX8.
  • Page 13: Components

    Components Under Service Lid The service lid has been removed to show components. Position Function USB 2.0 Hard drive CompactFlash slot, optional (behind HD cable) Battery/UPS Mini PCI slot PC Card slot (option)
  • Page 14: Connector Panel

    Connector Panel Position Function Power Supply Connector (12V DC 50W) Mic. in Audio out COM1 Connector COM2 Connector VGA (external monitor) Connector Multipurpose Connector (provides USB, COM4 or both with optional cable) RJ-45 Ethernet 10/100 Connector 2x USB 2.0 Ports PS/2 Mouse port PS/2 Keyboard Port Bluetooth Antenna Connector...
  • Page 15: Buttons And Leds

    Buttons and LEDs Position Function Power Button (includes Power LED) UPS Mode LED Hard Drive LED Light Sensor Screen Brightness Adjustment Buttons...
  • Page 16: Led Indications

    LED Indications Power LED The Power LED is incorporated into the power button. Function Power LED Off and not powered Off (no light) Off but powered Green flash very slow Operating normally Green on Suspend Green flashing slow Black-out Screen Green flashing fast Over voltage shutdown Red on...
  • Page 17: Data Entry

    Data Entry You can enter data into the Thor VX8 through several different methods. A tethered scanner connected to the COM1 serial port or a Bluetooth scanner provides bar code data entry, the serial ports are used to input/output data, keyboards provide manual entry and the touch screen also provides manual entry (simulating a desktop PC’s mouse).
  • Page 18: Soft Keyboard Entry

    Soft Keyboard Entry The optional software keyboard provides a virtual keyboard on the touch screen. The soft keyboard is orderable in several configurations. Note: When the virtual keyboard is displayed, the physical keyboard is still active, if attached. Therefore it is possible to input data from both keyboards.
  • Page 19: Chapter 2: Hardware

    Uninterruptible Power Supply A DC uninterruptible power supply (UPS) battery is included to maintain power to the Thor VX8 for a minimum of 15 minutes when vehicle power is not available (such as when a vehicle battery is being swapped). The UPS is configured via the VMT Manager.
  • Page 20: Physical Controls

    Power Button The power (on/off) button is a push button switch located on the front of the Thor VX8. The switch is a momentary switch. If the Thor VX8 is Off, pressing the power switch turns the Thor VX8 On. If the Thor VX8 is On, Windows determines the results of a power button press.
  • Page 21: Display Brightness Buttons

    Display Brightness Buttons Screen brightness is adjusted using the buttons (+) or (-) on the front of the Thor VX8. The screen’s background lighting can be turned off by holding both buttons simultaneously. Background lighting is restored by pushing one of the buttons or by touching the screen The ambient-light autosensor is located on the front, to the left of the brightness controls.
  • Page 22: External Connectors

    Pin 9 of the COM 1 can be switched between +5V and RI to change between a bar code scanner and a serial port printer or PC cable. See Manager. Other external connectors are located as follows: 802.11 antenna connectors are located on the top of the Thor VX8. One of these connectors may also be used by the WWAN radio.
  • Page 23: Serial Connector - Com1

    COM1 provides +5v on pin 9 when enabled. Only COM1 should be used to connect an external scanner to the Thor VX8. The serial connector, with a (1) label, (configured as COM1) is industry-standard RS-232. The connector includes a PC/AT standard 9–pin “D”...
  • Page 24: Serial Connector - Com2

    COM2 provides +12v on pin 9 when enabled. Do not connect a serial bar code scanner to COM2 as this may damage the scanner, the Thor VX8 or both. The COM2 serial connector is an industry-standard RS-232 9-pin “D” connector. The connector and its pin assignments are shown below.
  • Page 25: Ps/2 Keyboard Connector

    PS/2 Keyboard Connector Pinout Signal Description KBDAT_A Keyboard Data – Not Connected DGND System Ground KBD_PWR Keyboard Power, 5V KBCLK_A Keyboard Clock – Not Connected Shell CGND Chassis Ground...
  • Page 26: Ps/2 Mouse Connector

    PS/2 Mouse Connector Pinout Signal Description MSDAT_A Mouse Data – Not Connected DGND System Ground KBD_PWR Keyboard Power, 5V MSCLK_A Mouse Clock – Not Connected Shell CGND Chassis Ground...
  • Page 27: Rj45 Connector

    RJ45 Connector Pinout Pin Signal Description Transmit + Transmit – Receive + – Not Connected – Not Connected Receive – – Not Connected – Not Connected...
  • Page 28: Multipurpose Connector

    Multipurpose Connector The Thor VX8 Ethernet/USB connector accepts a dongle cable that provides a USB port, an Ethernet port or both. The connector is shown below. Pinout Pin Signal Description VCC 5 +5V power Receive Data, COM4 Transmit Data, COM4 –...
  • Page 29: Multipurpose Dongle Cables

    Multipurpose Dongle Cables 1. To D15 Connector on Thor VX8 2. D9 Serial Connector (COM4) 3. USB Connector 2-11...
  • Page 30: D15 Female Connector

    D15 Female Connector Pinout Pin Signal Description Pin Signal Description VCC 5 +5V power Receive Data, COM4 Transmit Data, COM4 – Not Connected +12V 12V power supply USB + USB Data+ USB Data Ground – Not Connected Ground Ground COM4 Handshake COM4 Handshake –...
  • Page 31: Usb Connector

    USB Connector Pinout Pin Signal Description +5V USB Power USB2N_A USD D – USB2P_A USB D + DGND USB Power Return 2-13...
  • Page 32: Serial Connector - Com4

    COM4 provides +12v on pin 9 when enabled. Do not connect a serial bar code scanner to COM4 as this may damage the scanner, the Thor VX8 or both. The COM4 serial connector is an industry-standard RS-232 9-pin “D” connector. The connector and its pin assignments are shown below.
  • Page 33: Audio And Microphone Connectors

    The Thor VX8 has up to four antenna connectors, depending on the options ordered. Two antenna connectors are located on the top of the Thor VX8. If the Thor VX8 contains an 802.11 radio, these connectors provide diversity antennas for the radio. The connectors can also be used to connect a remote antenna.
  • Page 34: Power Supply Connector

    Power Supply Connector Power is supplied to the Thor VX8 through the power connector. Additionally this assembly provides for input for the screen blanking feature, if desired. The Thor VX8 must be connected to either: an approved AC to DC...
  • Page 35: Keyboards

    VMT 60-key QWERTY keyboard – a customized rugged keyboard connected to the Thor VX8 via an adapter cable. A standard PS/2 keyboard via the PS/2 Keyboard port on the Thor VX8. A PS/2 mouse can also be attached to the PS/2 Mouse port.
  • Page 36: 60-key Keyboard

    60-key Keyboard An adapter cable is required to attach this keyboard to the Thor VX8. 1. To adapter cable 2. To 60-key keyboard cable 3. To VX8 PS/2 keyboard connector (color coded) 4. To VX8 PS/2 mouse connector (color coded)
  • Page 37: 95-key Qwerty Keyboard With Pointing Device

    However, because the keyboard only has 95 keys, all functions are not visible (or printed on the keyboard). Therefore the Thor VX8 keyboard supports what is called hidden keys -- keys that are accessible but not visible on the keyboard.
  • Page 38: Keyboard Backlight

    Keyboard Backlight The 95-key keyboard backlights each key with an LED. The keyboard backlight is manually controlled using the “backlight” key in the upper right hand corner of the keyboard. Pressing the backlight key cycles the keyboard backlight through the levels of backlight intensity: Maximum intensity Medium intensity Low intensity.
  • Page 39: 60-key Qwerty Keyboard

    The 60-key keyboard supports all 101 keyboard functions. However, because the keyboard only has 60 keys, all functions are not visible (or printed on the keyboard). Therefore the Thor VX8 keyboard supports what is called hidden keys -- keys that are accessible but not visible on the keyboard.
  • Page 40: Keyboard Backlight

    The 2 functions of the F8 and F9 keys are not used as the sound volume on the Thor VX8 is controlled with the Sound icon in the Microsoft Windows System Tray. The F10 key is used to toggle the backlight as part of the keypress sequence 2 + CTRL + F10.
  • Page 41: Keyboard Leds

    Keyboard LEDs The Thor VX8 keyboard has two (2) LED indicators. 1. CapsLock Mode LED Indicator 2. Secondary Mode LED Indicator CAPS LED This LED indicates the state of the keyboard CapsLock mode. If CapsLock is enabled this LED is illuminated green. When CapsLock is off, the LED is dark.
  • Page 42: Secondary Keys Led

    Secondary Keys LED The VMT keyboard is equipped with several secondary keys. These keys are identified by the superscripted text found on the keyboard keys. The secondary keys are accessible by using two (2) keystrokes: the 2 key followed by the superscripted key.
  • Page 43: Ibm 3270 Keypad Overlay

    IBM 3270 Keypad Overlay The 60-key keypad is available with an IBM 3270 overlay designed to allow the user to enter terminal emulator commands when running RFTerm. IBM 5250 Keypad Overlay The 60-key keypad is available with an IBM 5250 overlay designed to allow the user to enter terminal emulator commands when running RFTerm.
  • Page 44: General Windows Keyboard Shortcuts

    General Windows Keyboard Shortcuts Use the keyboard shortcuts in the chart below to navigate with any Thor VX8 keyboard. These are standard keyboard shortcuts for Windows applications. Press these keys … To … CTRL + C Copy CTRL + X...
  • Page 45: Ps/2 Keyboard/mouse

    PS/2 Keyboard/Mouse A standard PS/2 keyboard and mouse can be attached to the Thor VX8 using the two PS/2 connectors, one labeled “Keyboard” and one labeled “Mouse”. Please refer to documentation provided with the PS/2 keyboard and mouse for more information on their operation.
  • Page 46 How To: Disable the Soft Keyboard Windows 7 Professional only. Open the on-screen Tablet PC Input Panel (see previous figure Soft Keyboard, Typical Configuration). Click the Tools down arrow > Options > Opening tab. Disable (uncheck) For touch input, show the icon next to the text box. Disable (uncheck) Show the icon on the taskbar.
  • Page 47: Display

    Display The Thor VX8 Display is capable of supporting SVGA graphics modes. The display covering is designed to resist stains. The touch screen allows signature capture and touch input. A display optimized for outdoor viewing is available. The display supports screen blanking to eliminate driver distraction when the vehicle is in motion. Please see Screen Blanking for details.
  • Page 48: Pcmcia Slot (optional)

    PCMCIA Slot (Optional) The Thor VX8 has an optional PCMCIA slot The PCMCIA slot is only installed if the Thor VX8 is ordered with a WWAN radio. The PCMCIA slot is behind the hard drive cable, indicated by the arrow in the illustration below.
  • Page 49: Pcmcia Pinout

    PCMCIA Pinout Pin Signal Pin Signal Pin Signal SLOT_VCC SLOT_VPP -CE1 WP/A_-IOIS16 n.c. or VS2# 12V_RF_POWER 58 RESET -CDI -WAIT -INPACK -REG RDY/-IREQ 39 BVD2/-SPKR SLOT_VCC 40 BDV1/-STSCHG SLOT-VPP -CE2 n.c. or VS1# -IORD -CD2 -IOWR 2-31...
  • Page 50: Power Supply

    VX89A303PSDC60TO110V, Power Supply, DC/DC for 50-150V trucks, 60W Important – A DC to DC power supply is required to provide a conditioned power source to the Thor VX8. The Thor VX8 cannot be connected to vehicle power without the DC to DC power supply.
  • Page 51: Vehicle Dc Connection

    Vehicle DC Connection Note: Correct electrical polarity is required for safe and proper installation. Connecting the cable to the Thor VX8 with the polarity reversed will cause the Thor VX8’s fuse to be blown. See the following figures for wire color-coding specifics.
  • Page 52 Power Cable Routing with Screen Blanking Box 2-34...
  • Page 53: Screen Blanking

    Screen Blanking When properly configured and wired as shown above with either a screen blanking box or mechanical switch, the Thor VX8 screen blanking blanks the when the vehicle is in motion. The screen blanking behavior can be configured using the  Manager.
  • Page 54: Uninterruptible Power Supply Battery Pack

    Uninterruptible Power Supply Battery Pack An Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) is built into the Thor VX8 to provide power for short periods of time when vehicle power is unavailable (such as when vehicle batteries are swapped). The UPS, when enabled, can be used to power the Thor VX8 for a specified period of time before shutdown.
  • Page 55: Hardware Problems

    For example, a malfunctioning AC-DC adapter or vehicle battery will not power the computer. ATTENTION Using the wrong AC adapter or DC converter could damage the Thor VX8. Honeywell assumes no liability for damage to the Thor VX8 or adapter/converter caused by using the wrong adapter/converter.
  • Page 56: Display / Touch Screen

    Display / Touch Screen Problem Solution Verify the Display setting in the Microsoft Windows Control panel. The display settings should be set to High The display Color (16 bit) and 800 by 600 pixel resolution. is unread- It may be necessary to reboot in Safe Mode to change the display settings if the screen is unreadable. See able.
  • Page 57: Optional Devices

    Only connect a serial bar code scanner to COM1. Be sure Pin 9 of COM1 is configured to provide +5V. Do not con- nect a serial bar code scanner to COM2 or COM4 as damage to the Thor VX8, the scanner or both may result.
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  • Page 59 Introduction Like any personal computer, there are many aspects to the setup and configuration of the Thor VX8. Much of the setup and configuration of the Thor VX8 is dependent upon the optional features (both hardware and software) installed on the computer.
  • Page 60: Bios Setup

    Exit With Save is selected and the BIOS setup program closes. Note: Changed parameter values take effect when the Thor VX8 reboots upon exiting BIOS Setup. If the Thor VX8 does not automatically reboot upon exit, please reboot the Thor VX8.
  • Page 61: Accessing The Bios Setup

    Del key still has the same function when the display of the message is disabled. AMI BIOS When you turn an Thor VX8 with AMI BIOS on, the unit starts to boot. Watch the bootup sequence and when the following is displayed: Press DEL to run Setup Press the Del key.
  • Page 62: Integrated Devices

    Integrated Devices AMI BIOS The Onboard Device Configuration menu contains options for integrated devices like the serial ports and audio controller. Legacy USB support is configured on the USB Configuration menu. Phoenix BIOS The Advanced menu contains configuration options for integrated devices like the serial ports, onboard LAN and Legacy USB support.
  • Page 63: Boot Priority

    Boot Priority AMI BIOS The Boot menu lists the boot devices in order. The default order is: Removable Device CD/DVD Hard Disk Drive (name may vary by drive type) USB Hotplug floppy drive Network Phoenix BIOS The Boot menu lists the boot devices in order, as well as any devices excluded from boot order. The default boot order is: USB HDD USB CD-ROM...
  • Page 64: Exit Bios Configuration

    Load Setup Defaults - This option is used to reset the Setup values to the original, default values that were set at the factory, before suppliers or end users made changes. The next time the Thor VX8 is turned on or rebooted, those saved values are in effect.
  • Page 65: Vmt Keyboard Backlighting

    VMT Keyboard Backlighting 95-key Keyboard This keyboard has keys that are backlit with LEDs. The backlight is manually controlled using the “backlight” key in the upper right hand corner of the keyboard. Pressing the backlight key cycles the backlight through the levels of backlight intensity: Maximum intensity Medium intensity Low intensity.
  • Page 66: Microsoft Windows Setup And Configuration

    Please refer to the invoice or packing list if there are any questions about the configuration of your Thor VX8. ATTENTION: On a Thor VX8 with a flash drive, powering off the Thor VX8 before a write (to disk) function has completed, may...
  • Page 67: Software Loaded On Drive C

    RFTerm allows users to connect to applications running on IBM 3270, AS/400 and VT hosts from the Thor VX8 mobile computer over a wireless TCP/IP data network. When ordered, RFTerm is pre-installed on the device. VMT Manager The VMT Manager located in the Windows Control Panel is used to configure many of the unique features of the Thor VX8.
  • Page 68: Thor Vx8 Configuration Options

    Thor VX8 Configuration Options Many configuration options are available via the Microsoft Windows Control panel. For additional information, please refer to Help and Support on the Start menu for configuration details. Date and Time Use the Windows interface to set date, time and time zone. Tap the time displayed in the task bar or tap: Start > Control Panel >...
  • Page 69: Soft Keyboard

    Restart/Shutdown Use the Windows interface to restart or shut down the Thor VX8. Start > Shut down right arrow list menu > Restart Start > Shut down Start > Shut down > Restart Start > Shut down > Shut down Soft Keyboard The optional soft keyboard can be enabled and configured from the keyboard control panel in the MountFocus software.
  • Page 70: Calibrating The Touch Screen

    Configuration. Ethernet Connector When the Thor VX8 is networked using the Ethernet connector, the Thor VX8’s networking options are set via the Microsoft Windows Control Panel. The same networking configuration options are available as in a standard PC. For more information on configuring the Microsoft Windows network settings, please refer to Help and Support on the Windows Start menu or commercially available Windows networking literature.
  • Page 71: Vmt Manager

    VMT Manager application. Main Tab The Main tab shows the embedded controller’s firmware version and build date as well as the Thor VX8 computer manager application version and build date. There are no user configurable options on this tab.
  • Page 72: General Settings Tab

    Enable 5VDC power on COM1 pin 9 to power external 5V devices with a maximum power consumption of 2.5W, 500mA. If you want the external device to be powered in suspend mode or when the Thor VX8 runs on its UPS battery, you must also select those options.
  • Page 73 Shutdown Select touch panel tap as an optional way to shutdown the Thor VX8. By default, this option is disabled. When enabled, you can set the tap duration before Thor VX8 shutdown time. Default value is 2 seconds (2000 ms).
  • Page 74: Ups Tab

    After making any desired changes, click Apply to apply the new changes or OK to apply the changes and dismiss the VMT Manager screen. If prompted, click Yes to confirm your changes. UPS Battery Enable/disable the internal UPS battery. The UPS battery protects the Thor VX8 from being shutdown if there’s a loss of input power. Configuration...
  • Page 75: Display Backlight Tab

    Display Backlight Tab The Display Backlight tab contains options and status for the display backlight. After making any desired changes, click Apply to apply the new changes or OK to apply the changes and dismiss the VMT Manager screen. If prompted, click Yes to confirm your changes. Blackout-screen Input Signal Enable Blackout (Screen Blanking) screen functionality.
  • Page 76 Backlight Intensity Monitor backlight intensity 0-100%. 3-18...
  • Page 77: Advanced Tab

    Advanced Tab The Advanced tab provides monitoring for several advanced functions. There are no user configurable options on this tab. On the Advanced tab you can: Monitor the latest POST code sent from the CPU Module BIOS. Monitor driver independent touch panel functionality Monitor the internal temperature at carrier board level.
  • Page 78 Wedge The Thor VX8 computer contains a software keyboard wedge that allows scanner input to be treated as keyboard input by applications. WLinq can create multiple profiles which can be important if more than one scanner or type of scanner may be used with the Thor VX8.
  • Page 79 Select the proper Data String Termination setting: If the scanner is configured to end a scanned string with a termination character (for example a CR or LF) click the button for Character(s). Then click the Select.. button and choose the termination character from the list. If the scanner is not sending a termination character, click the button for Timeout and select the period in milliseconds.
  • Page 80: Loading An Operating System On The Thor Vx

    Loading an Operating System on the Thor VX8 If it becomes necessary to reload the operating system on a Thor VX8, there are two options available. 1. A recovery DVD for the Thor VX8. The recovery DVD is customized to the type of hard drive and operating system installed in the Thor VX8.
  • Page 81: The Thor Vx8 Recovery Dvd

    VX8A478XPERECOV – Windows XP Embedded for Thor VX8 with Intel Pentium or Celeron CPU Thor VX8 Recovery DVD The Recovery Solution 2 (RS2) is a method to restore the software on your Thor VX8 to the same state as when it was shipped from the factory.
  • Page 82: Using The Rs2 Wizard

    4. When the Thor VX8 boots, the BIOS may prompt you to press a key to continue to boot from the RS2 DVD. Please press a key when prompted to boot from the RS2. 5. RS2 is now booted and the Wizard started.
  • Page 83: The Thor Vx8 Drivers Cd-rom

    VX89A499DRIVERS - For Thor VX8 A with Intel Pentium or Celeron CPU The Thor VX8 Drivers CD-ROM contains files that may be necessary for configuration of the Thor VX8 computer. It is recommended that the device drivers CD be available during Microsoft Windows installation and configuration. Since the Thor VX8 does not have a CD-ROM drive, the device drivers can be copied to a USB jump drive or accessed via a USB CD drive.
  • Page 84: Startup Problems

    Press SHIFT + 2 + 1 to enable or disable a device on the search list. If the Thor VX8 is still unable to boot from the hard drive, you may need to reformat the C: drive and restore the system from backup.
  • Page 85: Setting System Time And Date

    7. Exit BIO setup by selecting Save Changes and Exit or Save and Exit, depending on BIOS type, to save the changes. Press Enter. If the Thor VX8 does not automatically reboot, turn the Thor VX8 off and then on again. Note: The date and time may also be set using the Windows interface.
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  • Page 87 Chapter 4: Wireless Network Configuration Introduction Several wireless devices may be installed in the Thor VX8 computer. The available devices and combinations may vary by regulatory domain. Available devices include: An 802.11 a/b/g/n radio with Summit Client Utility (SCU) An 802.11 a/b/g radio with Atheros Client Utility (ACU) An 802.11 b/g radio with Broadcom Wireless Utility (BWU)
  • Page 88: Important Notes

    EAP-FAST Important Notes It is important that all dates are correct on the Thor VX8 and host computers when using any type of certificate. Certificates are date sensitive and if the date is not correct authentication will fail. Verify and adjust the date using the Date and Time control panel.
  • Page 89: Summit Client Utility

    Summit Client Utility Note: When making changes to profile or global parameters, the device should be restarted afterwards. Access: Start > Programs > Summit > SCU or SCU Icon on Desktop or Summit Tray Icon (if present) or Wi-FI Icon in the Windows Control Panel (if present) Main Tab provides information, admin login and active profile selection.
  • Page 90: Summit Tray Icon

    The Windows Zero Config utility is not active The Tray Icon setting is On Tray icon is not shown when the Thor VX8 is running Windows 7 or Windows Embedded Standard. Click the icon to launch the SCU. Use the tray icon to view the radio status:...
  • Page 91: Wireless Zero Config Utility

    2. A message appears that a Power Cycle is required to make settings activate properly. 3. Tap OK. 4. Restart the Thor VX8. The Summit Client Utility passes control to Wireless Zero Config and the WZC Wireless Information control panel. Using the options in the Wireless Zero Config panels, set up radio and security settings.
  • Page 92 Main Tab Start > All Programs > Summit > Summit Client Utility > Main tab Factory Default Settings Admin Login SUMMIT Radio Enabled Active Config/Profile Default Regulatory Domain FCC, ETSI or Worldwide The Main tab displays information about the wireless client device including: SCU (Summit Client Utility) version Driver version Radio Type (ABGN is an 802.11 a/b/g/n radio).
  • Page 93: Admin Login

    The Disable Radio button can be used to disable the network card. Once disabled, the button label changes to Enable Radio. By default the radio is enabled. The Admin Login button provides access to editing wireless parameters. Profile and Global may only be edited after entering the Admin Login password.
  • Page 94 Profile Tab Start > All Programs > Summit > Summit Client Utility > Profile tab Note: Tap the Commit button to save changes before leaving this panel or the SCU. If the panel is exited before tapping the Commit button, changes are not saved! Factory Default Settings Profile Default...
  • Page 95 Buttons Button Function Commit Saves the profile settings made on this screen. Settings are saved in the profile. Allows entry of a username and password, certificate names, and other information required to authenticate with Credentials the access point. The information required depends on the EAP type. Deletes the profile.
  • Page 96: Profile Parameters

    Options are: None, WEP (or Manual WEP), WEP EAP (or Auto WEP), WPA PSK, WPA TKIP, WPA CCKM, WPA2 PSK, WPA2 AES, or WPA2 CCKM. Encryption None CKIP is not supported in the Thor VX8. Note: The Encryption type chosen determines if the WEP Keys / PSK Keys button is active and also determines the available entries in the WEP or PSK pop-up window.
  • Page 97 It is important the Radio Mode parameter correspond to the AP to which the device is to connect. For example, if this parameter is set to G rates only, the Thor VX8 may only connect to APs set for G rates and not those set for B and G rates.
  • Page 98: Status Tab

    Status Tab Start > All Programs > Summit > Summit Client Utility > Status tab This screen provides information on the radio: The profile being used The status of the radio card (down, associated, authenticated, etc.) Client information including device name, IP address and MAC address. Information about the Access Point (AP) maintaining the connection to the network including AP name, IP address and MAC address.
  • Page 99: Diags Tab

    Diags Tab Start > All Programs > Summit > Summit Client Utility > Diags tab The Diags screen can be used for troubleshooting network traffic and radio connectivity issues. (Re)connect – Use this button to apply (or reapply) the current profile and attempt to associate or authenticate to the wireless LAN.
  • Page 100: Global Tab

    Global Tab Start > All Programs > Summit > Summit Client Utility > Global tab The parameters on this panel can only be changed when an Admin is logged in with a password. The current values for the parameters can be viewed by the general user without requiring a password. Note: Tap the Commit button to save changes.
  • Page 101: Custom Parameter Option

    Custom Parameter Option Honeywell does not support the parameter Custom option. The parameter value is displayed as “Custom” when the operating system registry has been edited to set the Summit parameter to a value that is not available from the parameter’s drop down list.
  • Page 102: Global Parameters

    Global Parameters Parameter Default Function If signal strength is less than this trigger value, the client looks for a different Access Point with a stronger signal. Roam Trigger -65 dBm Options are: -50 dBm, -55, -60, -65, -70, -75, -80, -85, -90 dBm or Custom. The amount by which a different Access Point signal strength must exceed the current Access Point signal strength before roaming to the different Roam Delta...
  • Page 103 Parameter Default Function Options are: On, Off Use of Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX) radio management and AP specified maximum transmit power features. Options are: Full - Use Cisco IE and CCX version number, support all CCX features. The option known as "On" in previous versions. CCX or CCX Features Optimized Optimized –Use Cisco IE and CCX version number, support all CCX...
  • Page 104 Determines if the Summit icon is displayed in the System tray. Options are: On, Off Tray Icon The tray icon is not displayed when the Thor VX8 is running a Windows Embedded Standard or Windows 7 Professional operating system. When On, the Summit Config Utility masks passwords (characters on the screen are displayed as an *) as they are typed and when they are viewed.
  • Page 105 Parameter Default Function for instructions on obtaining CA and User Certificates. This value is masked when the Admin is logged out. Options are: none. The complete path is C:\Program Files\Summit\certs Maximum amount of data to be transmitted on a ping. Ping Payload 32 bytes Options are: 32 bytes, 64, 128, 256, 512, or 1024 bytes.
  • Page 106: Logon Options

    Logon Options There are two options available, a single signon which uses the Windows username and password as the credentials for 802.1x authentication and pre-logon which used saved credentials for 802.1x authentication before Windows logon. If either option is enabled, the credentials entered here take precedence over any credentials entered on the Profile tab.
  • Page 107: Single Signon

    Single Signon To use the Single Signon option, select the checkbox for Use the Windows username and password when available. When the active profile is using LEAP, PEAP-MSCHAP, PEAP-GTC or EAP-FAST, the SCU ignores the username and password, if any, saved in the profile. Instead, the username and password used for Windows logon is used. Any certificates needed for authentication must still be specified in the profile.
  • Page 108: Sign-on Vs. Stored Credentials

    How to: Use Stored Credentials Credentials login and password entry window: When the Thor VX8 attempts to connect to the network, click the flashing icon in the Notification bar to display the login screen. Enter user name and password and click OK to close the window.
  • Page 109: How To: Use Sign On Screen

    How to: Use Sign On Screen 1. After completing the other entries in the profile, click on the Credentials button. Leave the Username and Password blank. No entries are necessary on the Credentials screen for LEAP or LEAP/WPA. 2. For PEAP-MSCHAP and PEAP-GTC, importing the CA certificate into the Windows certificate store is optional. 3.
  • Page 110: Windows Certificate Store Vs. Certs Path

    Windows Certificate Store vs. Certs Path Note: It is important that all dates are correct on the Thor VX8 and host computers when using any type of certificate. Certificates are date sensitive and if the date is not correct authentication will fail.
  • Page 111 6. Uncheck the Use full trusted store checkbox. 7. Select the desired certificate and click the Select button to return the selected certificate to the CA Cert textbox. 8. Click OK to exit the Credentials screen and then Commit to save the profile changes. 4-25...
  • Page 112: Configuring The Profile

    Configuring the Profile Use the instructions in this section to complete the entries on the Profile tab according to the type of wireless security used by your network. The instructions that follow are the minimum required to successfully connect to a network. Your system may require more parameters than are listed in these instructions.
  • Page 113 No Security To connect to a wireless network with no security, make sure the following profile options are used. Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile Set EAP Type to None Set Encryption to None Set Auth Type to Open Once configured, click the Commit button.
  • Page 114 To connect using WEP, make sure the following profile options are used. Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile Set EAP Type to None Set Encryption to WEP or Manual WEP (depending on SCU version) Set Auth Type to Open 4-28...
  • Page 115 Click the WEP keys/PSKs button. Valid keys are 10 hexadecimal or 5 ASCII characters (for 40-bit encryption) or 26 hexadecimal or 13 ASCII characters (for 128- bit encryption). Enter the key(s) and click OK. Once configured, click the Commit button. Ensure the correct Active Profile is selected on the Main tab and restart.
  • Page 116 LEAP To use LEAP (without WPA), make sure the following profile options are used. Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile Set EAP Type to LEAP Set Encryption to WEP EAP or Auto WEP (depending on SCU version) Set Auth Type as follows: If the Cisco/CCX certified AP is configured for open authentication, set the Auth Type radio parameter to Open.
  • Page 117 To use Stored Credentials, click on the Credentials button. No entries are necessary for Sign-On Credentials as the user will be prompted for the Username and Password when connecting to the network. Enter the Domain\Username (if the Domain is required), otherwise enter the Username. Enter the password.
  • Page 118 PEAP/MSCHAP To use PEAP/MSCHAP, make sure the following profile options are used. Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile Set EAP Type to PEAP-MSCHAP Set Encryption to WPA TKIP Set Auth Type to Open To use another encryption type, select WPA CCKM, WPA2 AES or WPA2 CCKM for encryption and complete other entries as detailed in this section.
  • Page 119 Enter the Domain\Username (if the Domain is required), otherwise enter the Username. Enter the password. Leave the CA Certificate File Name blank for now. Click OK then click Commit. Ensure the correct Active profile is selected on the Main Tab. Windows Certificate Store vs.
  • Page 120 If using the Windows certificate store: Check the Use MS store checkbox. The default is to use the Full Trusted Store. To select an individual certificate, click on the Browse button. Uncheck the Use full trusted store checkbox. Select the desired certificate and click Select. You are returned to the Credentials screen. If using the Certs Path option: Leave the Use MS store box unchecked.
  • Page 121 PEAP/GTC To use PEAP/GTC, make sure the following profile options are used. Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile Set EAP Type to PEAP-GTC Set Encryption to WPA TKIP Set Auth Type to Open To use another encryption type, select WPA CCKM, WPA2 AES or WPA2 CCKM for encryption and complete other entries as detailed in this section.
  • Page 122 Enter these items as directed below. Enter the Domain\Username (if the Domain is required), otherwise enter the Username. Enter the password. Leave the CA Certificate File Name blank for now. Click OK then click Commit. Ensure the correct Active Profile is selected on the Main Tab.
  • Page 123 If using the Windows certificate store: Check the Use MS store checkbox. The default is to use the Full Trusted Store. To select an individual certificate, click on the Browse button. Uncheck the Use full trusted store checkbox. Select the desired certificate and click Select. You are returned to the Credentials screen. If using the Certs Path option: Leave the Use MS store box unchecked.
  • Page 124 WPA/LEAP To use WPA/LEAP, make sure the following profile options are used. Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile Set EAP Type to LEAP Set Encryption to WPA TKIP Set Auth Type as follows: If the Cisco/CCX certified AP is configured for open authentication, set the Auth Type radio parameter to Open.
  • Page 125 To use Stored Credentials, click on the Credentials button. No entries are necessary for Sign-On Credentials as the user will be prompted for the Username and Password when connecting to the network. Enter the Domain\Username (if the Domain is required), otherwise enter the Username. Enter the password.
  • Page 126 RADIUS server must have auto provisioning enabled to send the PAC provisioning credentials to the Thor VX8. For automatic PAC provisioning, once a username/password is authenticated, the PAC information is stored on the Thor VX8. The same username/password must be used to authenticate each time. See the note below for more details.
  • Page 127 To use Sign-On credentials: Do not enter a User and Password as the user will be prompted for the Username and Password when connecting to the network. To use Stored Credentials: Enter the Domain\Username (if the Domain is required), otherwise enter the Username. Enter the password.
  • Page 128 EAP-TLS To use EAP-TLS, make sure the following profile options are used. Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile Set EAP Type to EAP-TLS Set Encryption to WPA TKIP Set Auth Type to Open To use another encryption type, select WPA CCKM, WPA2 AES or WPA2 CCKM for encryption and complete other entries as detailed in this section.
  • Page 129 If using the Certs Path option: Leave the Use MS store box unchecked. Enter the certificate filename in the CA Cert textbox. Click OK then click Commit. The Thor VX8 should be authenticating the server certificate and using EAP-TLS for the user authentication. 4-43...
  • Page 130 Ensure the correct Active Profile is selected on the Main tab and restart. The SCU Main tab shows the device is associated after the radio connects to the network. Certificates for information on generating a Root CA certificate or a User certificate. Note: The date must be properly set on the device to authenticate a certificate.
  • Page 131: Wpa Psk

    WPA PSK To connect using WPA/PSK, make sure the following profile options are used: Enter the SSID of the Access Point assigned to this profile Set EAP Type to None Set Encryption to WPA PSK or WPA2 PSK Set Auth Type to Open Click the WEP keys/PSKs button.
  • Page 132 Please refer to the Security Primer to prepare the Authentication Server and Access Point for communication. Note: It is important that all dates are correct on the Thor VX8 and host computers when using any type of certificate. Certificates are date sensitive and if the date is not correct authentication will fail.
  • Page 133: Generating A Root Ca Certificate

    Generating a Root CA Certificate Note: It is important that all dates are correct on the Thor VX8 and host computers when using any type of certificate. Certificates are date sensitive and if the date is not correct authentication will fail.
  • Page 134 Click the Download a CA certificate, certificate chain or CRL link. Make sure the correct root CA certificate is selected in the list box. 4-48...
  • Page 135 Click the DER button. 4-49...
  • Page 136 To download the CA certificate, click on the Download CA certificate link. Click the Save button and save the certificate. Make sure to keep track of the name and location of the certificate. Install the certificate on the Thor VX8. 4-50...
  • Page 137: Installing A Root Ca Certificate

    C:\Program Files\Summit\certs folder or other path specified in the Summit Certs global parameter. Copy the certificate file to the Thor VX8. The certificate file has a .CER extension. Locate the file and double-click on it. If presented with a security warning, confirm that you want to open the file.
  • Page 138 Click the Install Certificate button. The certificate import wizard starts. Tap Next. Complete the Root CA Certificate Installation Select Place all certificates in the following store. Tap Browse and select Trusted Root Certification Authorities. Tap OK, then tap Next and Finish. If presented with a security warning, confirm that you want to install this certificate.
  • Page 139: Generating A User Certificate

    Generating a User Certificate The easiest way to get the user certificate is to use the browser on the Thor VX8 or a PC to navigate to the Certificate Authority. To request the user certificate, open a browser to http://<CA IP address>/certsrv.
  • Page 140 Click the Request a certificate link. Click on the User Certificate link. 4-54...
  • Page 141 The User Certificate is issued. Install the user certificate on the requesting computer by clicking the Install this certificate link. If the requesting computer is the Thor VX8, then the process is finished. otherwise, export the certificate as described below. 4-55...
  • Page 142: Exporting A User Certificate

    Exporting a User Certificate Select Tools > Internet Options > Content and click the Certificates button. Make sure the Personal tab is selected. Highlight the certificate and click the Export button. The Certificate Export Wizard is started Select Yes, export the private key and click Next. Uncheck Enable strong protection and check Next.
  • Page 143 Browse button to select the folder where you wish to store the certificate. The certificate is saved with a .PFX extension. Click Finish and OK to close the Successful Export message. Locate the User Certificate in the specified location. Copy to the Thor VX8. Install the User certificate. 4-57...
  • Page 144: Installing A User Certificate

    4. The Certificate Import Wizard starts. 5. Tap Next and use the Browse... button to locate the User certificate copied to the Thor VX8. If necessary, change the file type drop down list at the bottom of the explorer window from *.cer to *.pfx. After selecting the .PFX file, tap Open.
  • Page 145 You are prompted for the password that was assigned when the certificate was exported. It is not necessary to select either of the checkboxes displayed above. For these devices, there is a third checkbox: Include all extended properties. This checkbox should remain checked.
  • Page 146: Atheros Client Utility - 802.11a/b/g Radio

    Atheros Client Utility - 802.11a/b/g Radio Windows® Embedded Standard Windows® XP Embedded / Professional ® The 802.11b/g radio is configured with the Atheros Client Utility (ACU). The ACU can be accessed by: Selecting Start > All Programs > Atheros > Atheros Client Utility Clicking on the Atheros Client Utility on the desktop Clicking on the ACU icon in the system tray.
  • Page 147: Using The Acu

    Using the ACU There are many features contained in the ACU that are not covered in this document. For more information, click the ? button then click on the desired section of the ACU screen. The Profile Management tab displays any currently configured connection profiles. To create a network profile, follow these steps: 1.
  • Page 148 No Security 1. Select None from Set Security Options. 2. Click OK to save the profile. 3. Make sure the desired profile is selected on the Profile Management screen. Double-clicking on any profile makes that profile active. 4-62...
  • Page 149 1. Select Pre-Shared Key (Static WEP) from Set Security Options. 2. Click the Configure button. 4-63...
  • Page 150 3. Enter the WEP key. The key can be in Hexadecimal or ASCII format. 4. Click OK to save the WEP key(s) then click OK again to save the profile. 5. Make sure the desired profile is selected on the Profile Management screen. Double-clicking on any profile makes that profile active.
  • Page 151 LEAP 1. Select 802.1x from Set Security Options. 2. Choose LEAP from the 802.1x EAP Type pulldown. 3. Click the Configure button. 4-65...
  • Page 152 4. Make sure Use Saved User Name and Password is selected. 5. Enter the user credentials. 6. Click OK to save the credential information and then click OK again to save the profile. 7. Make sure the desired profile is selected on the Profile Management screen. Double-clicking on any profile makes that profile active.
  • Page 153 WPA-PSK 1. Select WPA/WPA2 Passphrase from Set Security Options. 2. Click the Configure button. 3. Enter the passphrase. 4. Click OK to save the passphrase and then click OK again to save the profile. 5. Make sure the desired profile is selected on the Profile Management screen. Double-clicking on any profile makes that profile active.
  • Page 154 PEAP/MS-CHAP 1. Select WPA/WPA2 from Set Security Options. 2. Choose PEAP (EAP-MSCHAP V2) from the WPA/WPA2 EAP Type pulldown. 3. Click the Configure button. 4-68...
  • Page 155 4. Make sure User Name and Password is selected. 5. Enter the user credentials. 6. Click OK to save the credential information and then click OK again to save the profile. 7. Make sure the desired profile is selected on the Profile Management screen. Double-clicking on any profile makes that profile active.
  • Page 156 PEAP-GTC 1. Select 802.1x from Set Security Options. 2. Choose PEAP (EAP-GTC) from the WPA/WPA2 EAP Type pulldown. 3. Click the Configure button. 4-70...
  • Page 157 4. Enter the token User Name. 5. Click OK to save the credential information and then click OK again to save the profile. 6. Make sure the desired profile is selected on the Profile Management screen. Double-clicking on any profile makes that profile active.
  • Page 158 EAP-TLS EAP-TLS requires that appropriate server and user certificates are installed on the Thor VX8 computer. Please refer to Certificates for details. 1. Select WPA/WPA2 from Set Security Options. 2. Choose EAP-TLS from the WPA/WPA2 EAP Type pulldown. 3. Click the Configure button.
  • Page 159 4. From the Trusted Root Certification Authorities pulldown, select the appropriate root certification authority. 5. From the Select a Certificate pulldown, select the appropriate user certificate. 6. Click OK to save the certificate information and then click OK again to save the profile. 7.
  • Page 160 WPA LEAP 1. Select WPA/WPA2 from Set Security Options. 2. Choose LEAP from the WPA/WPA2 EAP Type pulldown. 3. Click the Configure button. 4-74...
  • Page 161 4. Make sure Use Saved User Name and Password is selected. 5. Enter the user credentials. 6. Click OK to save the credential information and then click OK again to save the profile. 7. Make sure the desired profile is selected on the Profile Management screen. Double-clicking on any profile makes that profile active.
  • Page 162 EAP-FAST 1. Select WPA/WPA2 from Set Security Options. 2. Choose EAP-FAST from the WPA/WPA2 EAP Type pulldown. 3. Click the Configure button. 4-76...
  • Page 163 4. Select MSCHAPv2 User Name and Password from the EAP-FAST Authentication Method pulldown list. 5. Check the checkbox for Allow Automatic PAC Provisioning. 6. Click the Configure button. 4-77...
  • Page 164 7. Make sure Use Saved User Name and Password is selected. 8. Enter the user credentials. 9. Click OK to save the credential information, click OK again to save the authentication information and then click OK again to save the profile. 10.
  • Page 165: Broadcom Wireless Utility - 802.11b/g Radio

    Broadcom Wireless Utility - 802.11b/g Radio Windows® Embedded Standard Windows® XP Embedded / Professional ® The 802.11b/g radio is configured with the Broadcom Wireless Utility (BWU). The BWU can be accessed by: Selecting Start > All Programs > Broadcom Wireless > Broadcom Wireless Utility Clicking on the BWU icon ( ) in the system tray.
  • Page 166 No Security 1. Enter the Network name (SSID). 2. Set Network authentication to Open. 3. Click OK to save the profile. 4. The BWU automatically connects to the first listed profile within range. Use the Up and Down icons to adjust the list as desired.
  • Page 167 1. Enter the Network name (SSID). 2. Set Network authentication to Open. 3. Enter and confirm the network key under Network Key. 4. Click OK to save the profile. 5. The BWU automatically connects to the first listed profile within range. Use the Up and Down icons to adjust the list as desired.
  • Page 168 LEAP 1. Enter the Network name (SSID). 2. Set Network authentication to 802.1X. 3. Select LEAP from the EAP method pulldown list. 4. Enter the user credentials and confirm the network password under User Name/Password. 5. Click OK to save the profile. 6.
  • Page 169 WPA-PSK 1. Enter the Network name (SSID). 2. Set Network authentication to WPA-Personal (PSK). 3. Enter and confirm the network key under Network Key. 4. Click OK to save the profile. 5. The BWU automatically connects to the first listed profile within range. Use the Up and Down icons to adjust the list as desired.
  • Page 170 PEAP/MS-CHAP 1. Enter the Network name (SSID). 2. Set Network authentication to WPA-Enterprise. 3. Select PEAP from the EAP method pulldown list. 4. Select MS-CHAP v2 from the Inner EAP method pulldown list. 5. Enter the user credentials and confirm the network password under User Name/Password. 6.
  • Page 171 PEAP-GTC 1. Enter the Network name (SSID). 2. Set Network authentication to WPA-Enterprise. 3. Select PEAP from the EAP method pulldown list. 4. Select GTC from the Inner EAP method pulldown list. 5. Enter the appropriate token username for Logon or identity under Client Identity. 6.
  • Page 172 EAP-TLS EAP-TLS requires that appropriate server and user certificates are installed on the Thor VX8 computer. Please refer to Certificates for details. 1. Enter the Network name (SSID). 2. Set Network authentication to WPA-Enterprise. 3. Select TLS from the EAP method pulldown list.
  • Page 173 6. Check to box to Validate server certificate. 7. Use the Select button to browse for the server certificate 8. Click OK to save the profile. 9. The BWU automatically connects to the first listed profile within range. Use the Up and Down icons to adjust the list as desired.
  • Page 174 WPA LEAP 1. Enter the Network name (SSID). 2. Set Network authentication to WPA-Enterprise. 3. Select LEAP from the EAP method pulldown list. 4. Enter the appropriate user credentials and confirm the password under User Name/Password. 5. Click OK to save the profile. 6.
  • Page 175 EAP-FAST 1. Enter the Network name (SSID). 2. Set Network authentication to WPA-Enterprise. 3. Select EAP-FAST from the EAP method pulldown list. 4. Enter the appropriate user credentials and confirm the password under User Name/Password. 5. Click OK to save the profile. 6.
  • Page 176 Certificates In order to authenticate with EAP-TLS, the user needs to have the appropriate server and user certificates installed on the device. 1. Log into the Certificate Authority webpage. 2. Click on Download a CA certificate, certificate chain, or CRL. 3.
  • Page 177 7. Click Submit. 8. Click Yes on the pop up to request a certificate. 4-91...
  • Page 178: Bluetooth Ring Scanner/imager

    Use the Bluetooth Device Wizard in the Microsoft Windows Control Panel to discover and manage the Bluetooth scanner connection. Do not use the ComponentSoft wedge software (provided with the 8650 series Bluetooth Ring Scanners) on the Thor VX8. Devices Tab The Devices tab displays any previously discovered Bluetooth devices.
  • Page 179 The wizard cannot be started until the checkbox indicating the device is set up and ready to be found is checked. If any Bluetooth devices are discovered, they are displayed. 4-93...
  • Page 180: Options Tab

    Select the desired Bluetooth device and click Next. Select the appropriate passkey option. The Bluetooth device is ready to use. Options Tab This tab contains various Bluetooth connection options. More information can be found using Help and Support on the Windows Start menu.
  • Page 181: Com Ports Tab

    COM Ports Tab This tab displays the COM ports used by Bluetooth devices, such as the Bluetooth printer illustrated. More information can be found using Help and Support on the Windows Start menu. 4-95...
  • Page 182: Hardware Tab

    Hardware Tab This tab hardware information for Bluetooth. More information can be found using Help and Support on the Windows Start menu. 4-96...
  • Page 183: Sim Card Installation

    Read through these installation instructions before commencing assembly. Connect the supply cable only when everything else has been assembled. This document describes the process of inserting a SIM card into the PCCard of your Thor VX8 computer. Requirements In order to perform this operation you need the following: Torx 20 screwdriver.
  • Page 184 5. Insert your SIM card into the PCCard as shown below. 6. Reinsert the PCCard into the PCCard socket. 7. Reattach the antenna pigtail. 8. Reattach the service hatch. 9. Start the computer. 4-98...
  • Page 185: Option Globetrotter Connect

    Option GlobeTrotter Connect SIM Card PIN If you have not already installed a SIM card, install the SIM card now. If you have PIN-code enabled you will be prompted to type the code at startup. Using Option GlobeTrotter Connect 1. Double-click the gray/green Option icon in the system tray to launch the application 2.
  • Page 186 3. When all settings are made press the connect button to connect to the preferred network. To disconnect, press Disconnect. 4-100...
  • Page 187: Oneclick Internet

    This section contains the User Manual for the customized version of WebToGo's OneClick Internet for the Honeywell Thor VX8. OneClick Internet is installed by Honeywell on all Thor VX8s equipped with a WWAN radio. Available carriers and OneClick features may vary by device.
  • Page 188 Make sure Automated Activation is selected and tap Next. Tap Next to complete the activation. Once the activation is completed, OneClick Internet may be minimized to the tray. To verify your settings, tap on the OneClick Internet icon in the system tray. Tap Settings.
  • Page 189 This screen contains the settings including the telephone number from the provider, in this case Verizon. 4-103...
  • Page 190: Using Oneclick Internet

    Using OneClick Internet If OneClick Internet is not loaded, double-tap the desktop icon to load it. If OneClick Internet is loaded but minimized to the system tray, tap the OneClick Internet icon in the system tray to maximize it. Connection Management 1.
  • Page 191: Menu Buttons

    Update Button One Click Internet provides a built-in online update functionality that allows for an automatic update of OneClick Internet application, device drivers, and APN database. Honeywell DOES NOT recommend using this option. Contact your representative for information on upgrading to another version of OneClick Internet.
  • Page 192: Settings Button

    Settings Button Access the Settings menu by tapping the Settings button on the main window. The following tabs are available: Profile Network History Info Firmware General 4-106...
  • Page 193 Profile Tab Create a connection profile to store connection information. Once a profile has been created, its name appears in the drop down Profiles list, which replaces the Profile Name textbox in the illustration above. 4-107...
  • Page 194 Buttons Button Description Create a new profile. When this option is selected, the Profile Name is a text box. Enter a name for the profile as well as other connection specific configuration. When finished, tap the Save button to save the new profile.
  • Page 195: Network Tab

    Network Tab The appearance of the network tab depends on the type of firmware selected. Network with SIM Card Select Connection Label Description Select automatically Selects the best suited network automatically Only use GPRS Use only GPRS for a connection Only use UMTS/HSPA Use only UMTS/HSPA for a connection.
  • Page 196 Select Network Use this option to select from available networks. Note: When you are registered to a CDMA network, you cannot select the network. "All CDMA network" is shown instead. Note: The network list only appears if the connection setting is Only use GPRS or Only use UMTS/HSPA. Select the network and tap on the register button.
  • Page 197: Cdma Network

    CDMA Network Information on the CDMA network is displayed. There are no editable parameters on this screen. 4-111...
  • Page 198: History Tab

    History Tab The history shows the data volume transferred in a specified time frame. Select the From and To dates to see the data volume sent/received in the specified period. Tap Reset to reset the counter. PIN Tab You can Activate/Deactivate the PIN or Change the PIN. Activate/Deactivate PIN This tab is only displayed when a firmware is loaded that requires a SIM card (such as AT&T or T-Mobile).
  • Page 199: Change Pin

    Change PIN This dialog lets you change your PIN. Label Description Current PIN Enter the current PIN. New PIN Enter the new PIN. Verify PIN Verify the new PIN by entering it again. 4-113...
  • Page 200: Info Tab

    Info Tab This tab displays SIM card, modem and system Information. 4-114...
  • Page 201: Firmware Tab

    Firmware Tab OneClick Internet selects the correct Firmware matching your operator automatically, if a special firmware for your operator is available and a SIM card is inserted. If no specific firmware for your operator is available, generic firmware is selected. After a firmware has been selected, it appears as the Current Profile.
  • Page 202: Activation On Cdma

    Activation on CDMA When CDMA Firmware is selected, the activation of the modem on the CDMA network starts automatically. During the process of loading CDMA firmware, an activation window pop up allowing a choice between Manual Activation and Automated Activation. Label Description Manual Activation...
  • Page 203: General Tab

    General Tab Label Description When selected OneClick Internet launches automatically when the user starts the Thor VX8 and logs Auto Launch Connect When selected OneClick Internet automatically connects on start-up. Automatically Reconnect When selected OneClick Internet reconnects automatically when the Thor VX8 returns from standby Automatically or hibernate.
  • Page 204: Application Tab

    Application Tab Use the Application tab to specify any application to launch automatically once the Internet connection is established. Use the Browse button to locate the desired application. 4-118...
  • Page 205: Application Buttons

    Web Browser Clicking this button opens the Web Browser and allows the user to surf the Internet once the connection is established. The default browser is used, which is Internet Explorer by default on the Thor VX8. Email Clicking this button opens the Email application after the connection is established. The Email application is the default Email client set in the Control Panel (Start > Control Panel >...
  • Page 206: System Requirements

    Honeywell representative. When ordered with an OS, One Click Internet is pre-installed by Honeywell before the Thor VX8 is shipped. If you have an installed version of OneClick Internet and need to update to a newer version, you must uninstall the previous version first by selecting Start >...
  • Page 207 Installation When you double-click the Installer file for OneClick Internet, it extracts the files to install. Next, select the application language. By default, the language of the OS is used (if available). Review and accept the license agreement. Click Accept, if you agree. Otherwise please click Reject to cancel installation. 4-121...
  • Page 208 Next the installer asks for the installation directory. Use the Browse button to specify a location other than the default. Installation process is indicated on screen. When completed. click the Finish button to exit the installer. 4-122...
  • Page 209 Start OneClick Internet from the Windows Program Menu or double-tap the desktop icon. 4-123...
  • Page 210: Oneclick Internet Connection Manager

    OneClick Internet Connection Manager Launch OneClick Internet from the desktop icon or Windows Start Menu. When OneClick Internet is active, a status icon appears in the system tray. The main screen for OneClick Internet opens when the application is started. This screen displays basic information on the connection as well as access to more advanced features and details.
  • Page 211: Information Buttons

    Icon Description SMS is not supported on the Thor VX8. Tap this button to launch the default browser. Email Tap this button to launch the default Email application. Tap this button access the integrated GPS tool. GPS is not supported on the Thor VX8.
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  • Page 213: Key Keypad With Pointing Device

    Chapter 5: Key Maps 95-key Keypad with Pointing Device The key map table that follows lists the commands used for the Thor VX8. Note that since the Thor VX8 uses a Microsoft Windows operating system, no DOS Terminal Emulation keypress sequences are provided.
  • Page 214: Key Standard Keypad

    The 2nd functions of the F4 and F5 keys are not used as the display brightness is adjusted via the buttons on the front of the Thor VX8. The 2nd functions of the F6 and F7 keys are not used as the Thor VX8 has TFT LCD screen with no provision for contrast adjustments.
  • Page 215 Ctrl Ctrl Space Enter Enter Enter (numeric) Enter CapsLock (Toggle) Back Space BkSp Back Tab Ctrl-Break Ctrl Pause Up Arrow Up Arrow Down Arrow Down Arrow Right Arrow Right Arrow Left Arrow Left Arrow Insert Bksp Delete (numeric) Home Left Arrow Right Arrow Page Up Up Arrow...
  • Page 216 Shift Shift Shift Shift Shift Shift Shift Shift Shift Shift...
  • Page 217 Shift Shift Shift Shift Shift Shift Shift Shift Shift Shift Shift Shift Shift Shift Shift Shift < > / (numeric) Ctrl...
  • Page 218 / (alpha) - (numeric) Ctrl - (alpha) + (numeric) Ctrl + (alpha) * (numeric) I (letter i) * (alpha) Ctrl I (letter i) : (colon) ; (semicolon) _ (underscore) , (comma) ' (apostrophe) ~ (tilde) " &...
  • Page 219: Ibm Terminal Emulation

    IBM Terminal Emulation The Thor VX8's IBM 3270 and IBM 5250 Terminal Emulator keypads are designed to allow the user to enter terminal emulator commands when running the RFTerm program. When running RFTerm on the Thor VX8, please refer to RFTerm Webhelp for equivalent keys and keypress sequences.
  • Page 220 IBM 5250 Keypad Overlay Legend on Keypad Explanation Key Sequence Attn Attention Ctrl + A Clear Ctrl + C Delete Ctrl + D Duplicate Ctrl + U E-Inp Erase Input Ctrl + Bksp Field Exit Enter Enter Fld - Field Minus Ctrl + M Fld + Field Plus...
  • Page 221: Physical Specifications

    Chapter 6: Technical Specifications Physical Specifications Features Thor VX8B Thor VX8A ® ® Intel 600 MHz Celeron ® Intel 1.6 GHz Atom™ ® ® Intel 1.0 GHz Celeron ® Intel 1.5 GHz Core™ 2 Duo ® ® Intel 1.4 GHz Pentium BIOS AMI BIOS Phoenix BIOS...
  • Page 222: Environmental Specifications

    Environmental Specifications The Thor VX8 will withstand the following environmental characteristics and has been tested in accordance with applicable sections of MIL-STD-810E. Feature Specification, Thor VX8 B & Thor VX8 A Operating Temperature -30°C to +50°C (-22°F to +122°F) Start Up Temperature -20°C to +50°C (-4°F to +122°F)
  • Page 223: Radio Options

    Radio Options Thor VX8 B Thor VX8 A None None 802.11 a/b/g/n 802.11 b/g 802.11 a/b/g/n & Bluetooth 802.11 a/b/g 802.11 a/b/g/n & WWAN Bluetooth 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth & WWAN WWAN 802.11 a/b/g 802.11 b/g & Bluetooth Bluetooth 802.11 b/g & WWAN WWAN 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth &...
  • Page 225 Limited Warranty Honeywell International Inc. ("HII") warrants its products to be free from defects in materials and workmanship and to conform to HII’s published specifications applicable to the products purchased at the time of shipment. This warranty does not cover any HII product which is (i) improperly installed or used;...
  • Page 226 The duration of the limited warranty for the Thor VX8 internal UPS battery is 1 year. The duration of the limited warranty for the Thor VX8 AC power supply and cables is 1 year. The duration of the limited warranty for the Thor VX8 DC-DC Converter is 1 year.
  • Page 228 Honeywell Scanning & Mobility 9680 Old Bailes Road Fort Mill, SC 29707 www.honeywellaidc.com E-EQ-VX8RG Rev K 10/12...

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