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  • Page 1: Reference Guide

    Vehicle-Mount Computer ® Microsoft Windows® CE 5 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 End User License Agreement (EULA) Reboot Warmboot Coldboot Components Top View Front View Bottom View Back View Control Panel Access Panel Chapter 2: Hardware System Hardware 802.11b/g and a/b/g Wireless Client Central Processing Unit Input/Output Components System Memory Video Subsystem...
  • Page 4 Technical Specifications - Connection Cable RTS/CTS Handshaking and the Serial Port Screen Blanking Cable 2-10 Serial Cable 2-10 Sample Cable for Screen Blanking 2-11 USB and Optional Ethernet Connector 2-12 Ethernet / USB Dongle Cables 2-13 D15 Female Connector 2-14 USB Host Connector 2-15 USB Client Connector...
  • Page 5 RFTerm (Optional) Avalanche Software Development Access Files on the CF/SD Card VX6 Utilities LAUNCH.EXE LAUNCH.EXE and Persistent Storage REGEDIT.EXE REGLOAD.EXE REGDUMP.EXE WARMBOOT.EXE WAVPLAY.EXE VX6 Command-line Utilities 3-10 COLDBOOT.EXE 3-10 PrtScrn.EXE 3-10 Desktop 3-11 Desktop Icons 3-11 Taskbar 3-12 My Device Folders...
  • Page 6 Connect via USB 3-22 Cables for USB ActiveSync Connection: 3-22 Serial Connection 3-23 Cable for Serial ActiveSync Connection 3-23 Wireless Connection 3-23 VX6 with Disabled Touch Screen 3-24 Synchronizing from the Mobile Device 3-24 Explore 3-24 Backup Data Files using ActiveSync 3-24...
  • Page 7 USB Transfer 3-24 Connect 3-25 Disconnect 3-25 Cold Boot and Loss of Host Re-connection 3-25 ActiveSync Help 3-26 Configuring the VX6 with LXEConnect 3-27 Install LXEConnect 3-27 Using LXEConnect 3-29 Control Panel 3-31 About 3-33 Version Tab and the Registry...
  • Page 8 Initial Configuration 3-73 Subsequent Use 3-74 Bluetooth Indicators 3-75 Bluetooth Barcode Reader Setup 3-75 Prerequisites 3-75 VX6 with Label 3-76 VX6 without Label 3-76 Bluetooth Beep and LED Indications 3-78 Bluetooth Printer Setup 3-78 Easy Pairing and Auto-Reconnect 3-78 Using OPP...
  • Page 9 Remote Device Pushes File to VX6 3-79 VX6 Pushes File to Remote Device 3-80 LXEZ Pairing and External Application 3-80 Certificates 3-81 Date / Time 3-82 Device Management 3-83 Dialing 3-84 Display 3-85 Background 3-85 Appearance 3-85 Backlight 3-86 Input Panel...
  • Page 10 Enable RFTerm Auto Launch 3-104 Enable Auto Launch IP Wait 3-104 IP Wait Timeout 3-105 Status Popup 3-106 Network and Dialup Options 3-107 Create a New Connection 3-107 Network Capture 3-108 Netlog 3-108 NDISLog 3-110 Owner 3-111 Password 3-113 PC Connection 3-114 PCMCIA 3-115...
  • Page 11 Terminal Server Client Licenses 3-149 Volume and Sounds 3-150 Good Scan and Bad Scan Sounds 3-151 WiFi 3-152 Chapter 4: Enabler Installation and Configuration Introduction Installation Installing the Enabler on Mobile Devices VX6/VX7 Enabler Installation Enabler Uninstall Process Stop the Enabler Service...
  • Page 12 Update Monitoring Overview Mobile Device Wireless and Network Settings Preparing a Device for Remote Management Using Wavelink Avalanche to Upgrade System Baseline Part 1 – Bootstrapping the RMU Part 2 – Installing Packages Version Information on Mobile Devices User Interface Enabler Configuration File Menu Options Avalanche Update using File >...
  • Page 13 Main Tab Auto Profile Admin Login Profile Tab Buttons Profile Parameters Status Tab 5-11 Diags Tab 5-12 Global Tab 5-13 Custom Parameter Option 5-14 Global Parameters 5-15 Sign-On vs. Stored Credentials 5-19 How to: Use Stored Credentials 5-19 How to: Use Sign On Screen 5-19 Windows Certificate Store vs.
  • Page 14 IBM 5250 Chapter 7: Technical Specifications Dimensions Environmental Specifications UPS Battery Pack Network Card Specifications Summit 802.11 b/g CF 2.4GHz Summit 802.11a/b/g CF 2.4/5.0GHz Bluetooth Chapter 8: Technical Assistance...
  • Page 15: Chapter 1: Introduction

    VX6. End User License Agreement (EULA) When a new VX6 starts up a EULA is displayed on the touch screen. It remains on the screen until the Accept or Decline button is tapped with a stylus.
  • Page 16: Reboot

    A coldboot is initiated by running the Coldboot application in the Windows folder. This application automatically cold boots the VX6, erasing any customer applied registry changes and returning the VX6 to its factory settings. To coldboot the VX6, select Start > Run and type coldboot and tap the OK button.
  • Page 17: Components

    Components Top View Access Panel Cover 2. Antenna Connectors or Hole Plugs Front View 1. Speakers 2. Control Panel 3. 2nd Indicator 4. Caps Lock Indicator...
  • Page 18: Bottom View

    Bottom View 1. COM1/Scanner Connector 2. COM3 Connector 3. Keyboard/Mouse Connector (Not Used) 4. Ethernet/USB Cable Connector (USB-Host and USB-Client 5. Fuse 6. Audio Connector 7. Power Cable Connector Back View 1. Antenna Connectors 2. Bracket Mounting Area 3. Strain Relief Bracket and Screws...
  • Page 19: Control Panel

    Control Panel 1. Status / Power LED 2. Power Switch 3. Brightness Increase 4. Brightness Decrease Access Panel 1. SD Memory Card Slot 2. CompactFlash Hard Drive 3. PCMCIA Slots Note: The tethered access panel cover is not shown in the illustration above.
  • Page 21: Chapter 2: Hardware

    Chapter 2: Hardware System Hardware...
  • Page 22: 802.11b/g And A/b/g Wireless Client

    802.11b/g and a/b/g Wireless Client The VX6 has an 802.11x network card that supports diversity with two internal antennas. The CPU board does not allow hot swapping the network card. Power management for the network card is configured with the Summit Client Utility.
  • Page 23: Power Supply

    CompactFlash (CF) Slot If present, the CF ATA slot is not hot swappable. The VX6 must be powered down to insert or remove an ATA card. When the CF slot is present, the operating system is stored on the CF ATA card and the VX6 cannot operate without the ATA card.
  • Page 24: Bluetooth Lxez Pairing

    Bluetooth is active. The user will not be able to select PIN authentication or encryption on connections to from the VX6. However, the VX6 supports authentication requests from pairing devices. If a pairing device requests authentication or encryption, the VX6 displays a prompt for the PIN or passcode.
  • Page 25: Power Modes

    Off Mode The VX6 turns off if the user presses the power button when the VX6 is On. The VX6 is also off when it is not connected to a power source. However, an internal Real Time Clock (RTC) powered by an internal battery maintains the date and time while...
  • Page 26: External Connectors

    An Ethernet port (optional) A USB Host port A USB Client port. Audio connects to a mono or stereo telephone headset/microphone. Antenna connectors are located on the top of the VX6. VX6’s can be configured for a single antenna or dual antennas.
  • Page 27: Scanner Serial Connector (com1)

    Scanner Serial Connector (COM1) Power the VX6 off before attaching a cable to any port (serial, Ethernet/USB, etc.). The serial connector, labeled “SCANNER”, (configured as COM1) is industry-standard RS-232. The connector includes a PC/AT standard 9–pin “D” male connector. By default, Pin 9 is configured to supply +5 VDC at 0.4A (max) for an external barcode scanner. Pin 9 may also be...
  • Page 28: Printer / Pc Serial Connector (com3)

    Printer / PC Serial Connector (COM3) Power the VX6 off before attaching a cable to any port (serial, Ethernet/USB, etc.). The serial connector, labeled “COM2/3”, is industry-standard RS-232. The connector includes a PC/AT standard 9–pin “D” male connector. By default, Pin 9 provides RI. Pin 9 may also be configured to supply +5 VDC at 0.4A (max) for an external bar code scanner.
  • Page 29: Technical Specifications - Connection Cable

    The VX6 serial port supports four types of handshaking via the serial cable: None, standard Xon/Xoff, standard DTR/DSR, and a form of RTS/CTS. To use RTS/CTS, the remote side computer must clear the DTR line which sets the VX6 CTS line and allows the VX6 to send data to the remote side.
  • Page 30: Screen Blanking Cable

    (for example, via a switch on the accelerator pedal of the fork truck). All other pins on the connector must be left unconnected. If pins 7 and 8 do not provide continuity (or the cable is removed), the VX6 screen remains blank. Serial Cable Customer built cable with the following specifications.
  • Page 31: Sample Cable For Screen Blanking

    Sample Cable for Screen Blanking Proper COM port settings to support screen blanking are located in Start > Settings > Control Panel > Scanner. 2-11...
  • Page 32: Usb And Optional Ethernet Connector

    USB Client port to connect the VX6 to a USB host or hub. Note: Ethernet is optional on the VX6. If the VX6 was not ordered with Ethernet, the Ethernet connection on the dongle cable has no function. Signal...
  • Page 33: Ethernet / Usb Dongle Cables

    Ethernet / USB Dongle Cables Power the VX6 off before attaching a cable to any port (serial, Ethernet/USB, etc.). Ethernet support is optional on the VX6 1. D15 Connector 2. RJ45 Connector 3. USB Host Connector 4. USB Client Connector The 9000075CABLE above is required when using ActiveSync via USB on the VX6.
  • Page 34: D15 Female Connector

    D15 Female Connector Signal Description USB2N_A USB D- Not Connected Not Connected Receive + Receive - USB2P_A USB D+ DGND USB Power Return Not Connected RJ45_45 RJ45, Pins 4 and 5 RJ45_78 RJ48, Pins 7 and 8 5V_USB_23 USB Power, current limited Not Connected Not Connected Transmit -...
  • Page 35: Usb Host Connector

    USB Host Connector Signal Description 5V_USB_23 USB Power, current limited USB2N_A USB D- USB2P_A USB D+ DGND USB Power Return Shell CGND Chassis Ground USB Client Connector Signal Description 5V_USB_23 USB Power, current limited USB2N_A USB D- USB2P_A USB D+ DGND USB Power Return Shell CGND...
  • Page 36: Rj45 Connector

    RJ45 Connector Note: This port is functional only when the VX6 is ordered with Ethernet. Pin Signal Description Transmit + Transmit - Receive + Not Connected Not Connected Receive - Not Connected Not Connected 2-16...
  • Page 37: Audio Connector

    Audio Connector The VX6 audio connector accepts a headset with a 2.5mm plug, such as a mono telephone headset with microphone or a stereo headset. 1. Microphone 2. Speaker 3. Ground Please refer to Start > Settings > Control Panel > Mixer for information on configuring the audio port for either a mono headset with microphone or a stereo headset.
  • Page 38: Ups Battery Pack Connectors

    UPS Battery Pack Connectors Input Connector Pinout 1. DC Positive 2. Not Used 3. Chassis Ground 4. Not Used 5. DC Negative Output Connector Pinout 1. DC Positive (+) 2. UPS Battery Positive (+) 3. Chassis Ground 4. UPS Battery Negative (-) 5.
  • Page 39: Ups Battery Extension Cable Connector

    UPS Battery Extension Cable Connector Input Connector Pinout 1. DC Positive (+) 2. UPS Battery Positive (+) 3. Chassis Ground 4. UPS Battery Negative (-) 5. DC Negative (-) Output Connector Pinout 1. DC Positive (+) 2. UPS Battery Positive (+) 3.
  • Page 40: Antenna Connections

    Antenna Connections VX6’s are equipped with a radio and require an either an external or an internal antenna. Some VX6’s may be equipped with a dual antenna option. For these VX6’s, an external antenna must be connected to each antenna connector.
  • Page 41: Internal Antenna

    Internal Antenna If the internal antenna option is ordered, an antenna is mounted on the inside of the user access panel cover. The internal antenna assembly has two antenna cables which are attached to the radio card. 2-21...
  • Page 42: User Access Panel

    If a CF card slot is present, the CF card contains the system files. The CF card must be present to boot the VX6. If a CF card slot is not present, the SD card contains the system files. The SD card must be present to boot the VX6.
  • Page 43: Reinstall User Access Panel Cover

    2. With a user supplied torque wrench and Phillips size 1 driver bit, tighten the screws to 9 inch pounds each. 3. Reconnect power and turn the VX6 on. 4. The Windows CE operating system automatically recognizes any storage cards that have been added or removed. Use the Windows explorer or My Computer to locate installed storage cards.
  • Page 44: Qwerty Keyboard

    QWERTY Keyboard The VX6 has a QWERTY keyboard, available with a standard overlay, an IBM 3270 overlay or an IBM 5250 overlay. These keyboards have 101 keyboard functions, including a numeric keypad. The keyboard supports all 101 keyboard functions. However, because the keyboard only has 60 keys, all functions are not visible (or printed on the keyboard).
  • Page 45: Ibm 5250 Overlay

    IBM 5250 Overlay Keyboard LEDs 1. CapsLock Mode LED 2. Secondary Mode LED 2-25...
  • Page 46: Caps Led

    CapsLock configuration after a reboot, please see Start > Settings > Control Panel > MX3X-VXC Options > Misc tab. Secondary Keys LED The VX6 keyboard is equipped with several secondary keys. These keys are identified by the superscripted text found on the keyboard keys.
  • Page 47: Control Keys

    The 2nd functions of the <F4> and <F5> keys are not used as the display brightness is adjusted via the buttons on the control panel. The 2nd functions of the <F6>, and <F7> keys are not used as the VX6 has TFT LCD screen with no provision for contrast adjustments.
  • Page 48: Usb Keyboard / Mouse

    A standard USB keyboard can be attached to VX6’s using the appropriate dongle cable. The dongle cable attaches to the VX6 and provides a USB connector. Please refer to documentation provided with the USB keyboard and mouse for more information on their operation.
  • Page 49: Display

    A replaceable touch screen protective film is available for the VX6 is used in an abrasive environment. Contact Technical Assistance for availability. Touch Screen Heater Extended temperature versions of the VX6 contain a touch screen heater. The touch screen heater can be disabled when not needed (Start > Settings > Control Panel > MX3-VXC Options). 2-29...
  • Page 50: Power Supply

    AC to DC power input for the VX6 is delivered via an optional external power supply and adapter cable. Vehicle power input for the VX6 is 12V to 80V DC nominal and is accepted without the need to perform any manual operation within the VX6.
  • Page 51: Fuse

    Fuse The VX6 uses a 100V, 10A time delay (slow blow), high current interrupting rating fuse that is externally accessible and user replaceable. Should it need replacement, replace with same size, rating and type of fuse – Littlefuse 0234010 or Optifuse MSC-10A (5x20mm).
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  • Page 53: Chapter 3: Software

    The examples found in this section are to be used as examples only, the configuration of your specific VX6 computer may vary. The following sections provide a general reference for the configuration of the VX6 and some of its optional features.
  • Page 54: General Windows Ce Keyboard Shortcuts

    General Windows CE Keyboard Shortcuts Use the keyboard shortcuts in the chart below to navigate with the VX6 keyboard. These are standard keyboard shortcuts for Windows CE applications. Press these keys … To … CTRL + C Copy CTRL + X...
  • Page 55: Warmboot

    A cold boot is initiated by running the Coldboot application in the Windows folder. This application automatically cold boots the VX6, erasing any customer applied registry changes and returning the VX6 to its factory settings. Clearing Persistent Storage / Reset to Default Settings The coldboot utility sets all registry settings back to factory defaults.
  • Page 56: Saving Changes To The Registry

    Saving Changes to the Registry The VX6 saves the registry when you: Tap Start > Run then type Warmboot. Tap OK. Perform a Suspend / Resume function (by pressing the Pwr key and then pressing it again). The registry save process takes 0 – 3 seconds. If nothing has been changed, nothing is saved (e.g. 0 seconds).
  • Page 57: Software Load

    Start > Settings > Control Panel > Bluetooth Only installed on a Bluetooth equipped VX6. The System Administrator can Discover and Pair targeted Bluetooth devices for each VX6. The System Administrator can enable / disable Bluetooth settings and assign a Computer Friendly name for each VX6.
  • Page 58: Rfterm (optional)

    Click the My Device icon on the Desktop then click the System icon. A SD/CF card is used for permanent storage of the VX6 drivers, CAB files and utilities. It is also used for registry content back CAB files, when executed, are not deleted.
  • Page 59: Vx6 Utilities

    VX6 Utilities The following files are pre-loaded. LAUNCH.EXE Launch works in coordination with registry settings to allow drivers or applications to be loaded automatically into DRAM at system startup. Registry settings control what gets launched; see the App Note for information on these settings. For...
  • Page 60 (*.REG), or sound files (*.WAV). The mechanism is the same as listed above, but the appropriate CE application is called, depending on file type. Note: Registry entries may vary depending on software revision level and options ordered with the VX6.
  • Page 61: Launch.exe And Persistent Storage

    The REG.TXT file is not saved in persistent storage. To use the REG.TXT file as a reference in the event of a coldboot, copy the file to the System folder on the VX6 or store a copy of the REG.TXT file on a PC.
  • Page 62: Vx6 Command-line Utilities

    VX6 Command-line Utilities Command line utilities can be executed by Start > Run > [program name]. COLDBOOT.EXE Command line utility which performs a cold boot (all RAM is erased). Passwords are lost upon cold boot. If a password is set, that password must be entered to begin the cold boot power cycle process.
  • Page 63: Desktop

    For general use instruction, please refer to commercially available Windows CE user’s guides or the Windows on-line Help application installed in the mobile device. The VX6 Desktop appearance is similar to that of a desktop PC a Windows operating system. At the bottom of the screen is the Start button. Tapping the Start Button causes the Start Menu to pop up.
  • Page 64: Taskbar

    Wavelink® Avalanche Mobility Center™ (Avalanche MC) is a remote client management system that is designed to distribute software and configuration updates to monitored devices, including the VX6. The ena- bler for Wavelink Avalanche is loaded on the VX6. When the enabler is installed this icon is displayed on the desktop.
  • Page 65: Wavelink Avalanche Enabler (optional)

    Related Manual: Using Wavelink Avalanche The VX6 has the Avalanche Enabler installation files loaded, but not installed, on the mobile device when it is shipped. The installation files are located in the System folder on CE devices. The installation application must be run manually the first time Avalanche is used.
  • Page 66: Start Menu Program Options

    The following list represents the factory default program installation. Your system may contain different items from those shown below, based on the software and hardware options purchased. Communication Stores Network communication options ActiveSync Transfer files between a VX6 and a desktop computer Connect Run this command after setting up a connection Start (or Stop) FTP...
  • Page 67: Communication

    Communication Start > Programs > Communication ActiveSync Start FTP Server / Stop FTP Server Start > Programs > Communication > Start (or Stop) FTP Server These shortcuts call the Services Manager to start and stop the FTP server. The server defaults to Off (for security) unless it is explicitly turned on from the menu.
  • Page 68: Express Scan

    The eXpress Scan utility allows an administrator to scan barcodes to provide the initial network and Avalanche Mobile Device Server address configuration. This eliminates the need to edit radio parameters manually on the VX6. eXpress Scan uses barcodes created with eXpress Config.
  • Page 69: Remote Desktop Connection

    There are few changes in the Windows CE version of Remote Desktop as it relates to the general desktop Windows PC Microsoft Remote Desktop options. If installed, Remote Desktop on the VX6 can be accessed by Start > Programs > Remote Desktop. Select a computer from the drop down list or enter a host name and tap the Connect button.
  • Page 70: Taskbar

    Taskbar Start > Settings > Taskbar There are a few changes in the Windows CE version of Taskbar as it relates to the general desktop PC Windows Taskbar options. When the taskbar is auto hidden, press the Ctrl key then the Esc key to make the Start button appear. Clicking the Taskbar option on the Settings menu displays the Taskbar General tab and the Taskbar...
  • Page 71: Clear Contents Of Document Folder

    Refer to Start > Help for an explanation of standard Windows CE taskbar icons. Following are a few of the VX6 unique taskbar icons that may appear in the Taskbar. These icons are in addition to the Windows CE taskbar icons.
  • Page 72: Vx6 Os Upgrade

    Maintain an uninterrupted AC/DC power source to the VX6 throughout this process. The SD / CF card with the OS and systems files must be present for the VX6 to boot. Removal or installation of SD or CF cards should be performed on a clean, well-lit surface.
  • Page 73: Activesync

    Windows 7 operating system on your desktop/laptop, replace ActiveSync with Windows Mobile Device Center. Using Microsoft ActiveSync, you can synchronize information on your desktop computer with the VX6 and vice versa. Synchronization compares the data on your mobile device with your desktop computer and updates both with the most recent data.
  • Page 74: Connect Via Usb

    Cables for USB ActiveSync Connection: 9000075CABLE - VX6 Dongle cable provides USB type B connector. Also requires a user provided standard USB cable with type A plug for PC/Laptop USB port and type B plug for VX6dongle cable USB type B client port D15 connector (labeled as 1 below) connects to the ETHERNET/USB port on the VX6 Plug the type B end of the standard USB cable plug into the USB host dongle cable (labeled as 4 below).
  • Page 75: Serial Connection

    Serial Connection The connection type must be changed to Serial 1 @ 57600 or Serial 3 @ 57600 depending on which serial port on the VX6 is used. To change the connection type select Start > Settings > Control Panel > PC Connection Tap the Change button.
  • Page 76: Vx6 With Disabled Touch Screen

    VX6 with Disabled Touch Screen For a VX6, the touch screen can be disabled. It may be easier to configure the VX6 using ActiveSync and LXEConnect rather than using the VX6 keyboard only. Synchronizing from the Mobile Device To synchronize using a wireless LAN card, you must have set up ActiveSync on your desktop computer and completed the first synchronization process before you initiate synchronization from your device.
  • Page 77: Connect

    Connect Connect the modem cable to the PC (the host) and the mobile device (the client). Select “Connect” from the Start Menu on the mobile device (Start > Programs > Communications > Connect). Note: Run “Connect” when the “Get Connected” wizard on the host PC is checking COM ports to establish a connection for the first time.
  • Page 78: Activesync Help

    If the VX6 is connected to a PC by a cable, disconnect the cable from the VX6 and reconnect it again. Check that the correct connection is selected (Serial or USB “Client” if this is the initial ActiveSync installation).
  • Page 79: Configuring The Vx6 With Lxeconnect

    VX6 and the PC. If the VX6 uses a serial port for ActiveSync, it will be necessary to configure the VX6 to use the serial port. Complete details on the proper cables and port configuration are included in Initial Setup.
  • Page 80 Assistance for the necessary files if this folder is not present. 7. Select and copy the LXEConnect.msi and Setup.exe files from the VX6 to the user PC. Note the location chosen for the files. 8. Close the ActiveSync explorer dialog box. Do not disconnect the VX6 ActiveSync connection.
  • Page 81: Using Lxeconnect

    12. LXEConnect is now installed and ready to use. Using LXEConnect 1. If an ActiveSync connection has not been established, connect the VX6 to the PC. 2. Double-click the LXEConnect icon that was created on the desktop. 3. LXEConnect launches.
  • Page 82 4. Click the OK button to dismiss the About CERDisp dialog box. on the VX6 desktop by clicking the OK button in the LXEConnect window on the PC desktop. The dialog box automatically times out and disappears after approximately 30 seconds.
  • Page 83: Control Panel

    Change the font displayed on the touch screen by choosing Start > Settings > Control Panel > Keyboard and then the Key map dropdown list. Tap the ? button for Help when changing VX6 Control Panel options. Option Function About Software, hardware, versions and network IP.
  • Page 84 Option Function PCMCIA Manage cards in card slots and IntATA card slot. Power Set Power scheme properties. Review device status and properties. Set appearance of numbers, currency, time and date based on country region and Regional Settings language settings. Remove Programs This panel has been replaced by Installed Programs Scan Wedge utility.
  • Page 85: About

    About Start > Settings > Control Panel > About The data cannot be edited by the VX6 user on these panels. Contents GUID, Windows CE Version, OAL Version, Bootloader Version, Software Compile Version, FPGA Version and Language. Language indicates any pre-installed Asian fonts.
  • Page 86: Identifying Software Versions

    The Versions tab displays the versions of many of the software programs installed. Not all installed software installed on the mobile device is included in this list and the list varies depending on the applications loaded on the VX6. The Image line displays the revision of the system software installed.
  • Page 87: Accessibility

    Accessibility Start > Settings > Control Panel > Accessibility Customize the way the VX6 keyboard, sound, display, mouse, automatic reset and notification sounds function. There are a few changes from general Windows desktop Accessibility options. Note: StickyKeys and StickyKeys Settings on the Keyboard panel are disabled as this setting, when enabled, interferes with the VX6's assigned sticky key implementation.
  • Page 88: Administration - Applock

    LXE devices with the AppLock feature are shipped to start up in Administration mode with no default password, and when the VX6 is started for the first time, the user has full access to the VX6 and no password prompt is displayed. After the Administrator specifies an application or applications to lock, assigns a password and the VX6 is rebooted (or the hotkey is pressed), the VX6 is then in end-user mode.
  • Page 89: Setup A New Device

    VX6 devices with the AppLock feature are shipped to boot in Administration mode with no default password, thus when the VX6 is first booted, the user has full access to the device and no password prompt is displayed. After the administrator specifies the applications to lock, a password is assigned and the device is rebooted or the hotkey is pressed, the device switches to end-user mode.
  • Page 90: End User Mode

    End User Mode End-user mode locks the end-user into the configured application or applications. The end user can still reboot and respond to dialog boxes. Each application is automatically launched and runs in full screen mode when the device boots up. The user cannot unintentionally or intentionally exit the application nor can the end user execute any other applications.
  • Page 91: End-user Switching Technique

    A checkmark indicates applications currently active or available for Launching by the user. When Keyboard is selected, the VX6 default input method (Input Panel, Transcriber, or custom input method) is activated. The check to the left of the application name indicates that the application is active.
  • Page 92: Hotkey (activation Hotkey)

    Hotkey (Activation hotkey) The default Hotkey (Activation key) is Ctrl+Spc. The key sequence switches the focus between one application and another. Data entry affects the application running in the foreground only. Note that the system administrator may have assigned a different key sequence to use when switching applications.
  • Page 93: Application Configuration

    Application Configuration Settings > Control Panel > Administration icon The default Administrator Hotkey sequence is Shift+Ctrl+A. Administrator mode allows access to all features on the device. When the hotkey is pressed to switch into Administrator mode, a password prompt is displayed (if a password has been configured). A password must be entered within 30 seconds (and within three tries) or the password prompt is removed and the device remains in end-user mode with the focus returned to the locked application.
  • Page 94: Launch Button

    Option Explanation Default is Disabled. Enable the Internet checkbox to use the End-user Internet Explorer Internet (EUIE.EXE). When the checkbox is enabled, the Internet Menu and Internet Status are available. See the section titled End-user Internet Explorer (EUIE) for more details. See following section titled Launch Button.
  • Page 95: Auto At Boot

    Auto At Boot Default is Enabled. Auto At Boot When enabled, automatically launches (subject to the specified Delay in seconds) the application after the unit is rebooted. If a Delay in seconds is specified, AppLock waits for the specified period of time to expire before launching the application. The Delay default value is 10 seconds;...
  • Page 96: Auto Re-launch

    Auto Re-Launch Auto Re-Launch Default is Enabled. When enabled for a specific application, automatically re-launches it (subject to the specified Auto Re-Launch Delay in seconds) after it terminates. This option allows the Administrator to disable the re-launch operation. AppLock cannot prevent all applications from closing.
  • Page 97: Manual (launch)

    Manual (Launch) Default is Disabled. Enabling this option allows the end-user to launch the specified application(s). Upon bootup completion an application with Manual enabled is listed on the Switchpad accompanied by a checkmark that indicates the application is currently active or available for Launching. When an application name is tapped by the end-user, the application is launched (if inactive) and brought to the foreground.
  • Page 98: Match

    Match Default is blank (match is not used). AppLock works by associating display windows with the launched process ID. If an application uses different process IDs for windows it creates, the Match field must be used. Use the Match field to specify up to 32 characters of the class name for the application. For example: DOS applications using a standard DOS display box should specify condev_appcls in the Match textbox.
  • Page 99: Security Panel

    Security Panel Hotkey Specify the hotkey sequence that triggers AppLock to switch between administrator and user modes and the password required to enter Administrator mode. The default hotkey sequence is Shift+Ctrl+A. key keypress is an invalid keypress for a hotkey sequence. Move the cursor to the Hot Key text box.
  • Page 100: Options Panel

    Options Panel AppLock contains several types of delays and timeouts to accommodate different applications. Please note that the delays specified on the Launch panel are delays before AppLock attempts to start the specified application(s). The timeouts specified on this panel are delays after AppLock has attempted to launch the application. Launch timeout This timeout specifies the period of time for AppLock to wait for the application to initially launch after the application has been called.
  • Page 101: View

    Move the cursor to the Filename text box and either type the logfile path or tap the Browse button (the … button). The standard Windows CE Browse dialog is displayed. After selecting the logfile from the Browse dialog, tap OK. Note: If your Status Panel does not look like the figure shown above, you may have the Single Application version which does not have as many options.
  • Page 102: Applock Help

    AppLock Help The mobile device won’t switch from Administration mode to end-user mode. If the configuration is valid for one application but not the other, the switch to end-user mode fails. AppLock stays in Administration mode and is stopped until the Administrator password is entered. The hotkey sequence needed is not allowed.
  • Page 103 Message Explanation and/or corrective action Level The status information is being saved to a file and the file has been opened ***************** LOG_EX successfully. AppLock found the kbdhook.dll, but was unable to get the address of the initialization procedure. For some reason the dll is corrupted. Look in the \Windows Address of keyboard directory for kbdhook.dll.
  • Page 104 Message Explanation and/or corrective action Level Encrypt acquire context Unable to encrypt password. LOG_ERROR failure Encrypt acquire encrypt Unable to encrypt password. LOG_ERROR context failure Encrypt acquired encrypt Encrypt password process successful. LOG_EX context OK Encrypt create hash Unable to encrypt password. LOG_ERROR failure Encrypt create key failure Unable to encrypt password.
  • Page 105 Message Explanation and/or corrective action Level LOG_ Enter password timeout Entering the password timeout processing. PROCESSING Some application shut down before AppLock can stop it. In these cases, AppLock gets notification of the exit. When the notification is received, AppLock starts a timer LOG_ Enter restart app timer to restart the application.
  • Page 106 Message Explanation and/or corrective action Level Exit ToUser-Registry LOG_ The AppName value does not exist in the registry so user mode cannot be entered. read failure PROCESSING Exit verify password-no LOG_ Exiting password verification. pwd set PROCESSING Exit verify password- LOG_ Exiting password verification.
  • Page 107 Message Explanation and/or corrective action Level The status information is being saved to a file and the file open has failed. This Open failure LOG_ERROR could occur if the file is write protected. If the file does not exist, it is created. If the Administration registry key does not exist, the switch to user mode fails Open registry failure LOG_ERROR...
  • Page 108 Message Explanation and/or corrective action Level The system is currently in user mode and is now switching to admin mode. The Switching to admin- LOG_ switch occurred because of the backdoor key presses were entered by the backdoor PROCESSING administrator. Switching to admin- The system is currently in user mode and is now switching to admin mode.
  • Page 109 Message Explanation and/or corrective action Level When the administrator leaves user mode, the device is fully operational; therefore, Unhooking wndproc LOG_EX AppLock must stop monitoring the locked application. WM_SIZE adjusted This message denotes that AppLock has readjusted the window size. LOG_EX X after Ctrl+L Processing the backdoor entry.
  • Page 110: Bluetooth

    Bluetooth Start > Settings > Control Panel > Bluetooth Note: Contact Technical Assistance for upgrade availability if your Bluetooth control panel is not the same as the control panels presented in this section. Discover and manage pairing with nearby Bluetooth devices. Factory Default Settings Discovered Devices None...
  • Page 111: Bluetooth Devices

    It is not necessary to disconnect a paired scanner and printer before a different scanner or printer is paired with the VX6. The target Bluetooth device should be as close as possible (up to 32.8 ft (10 meters) Line of Sight) to the VX6 during the pairing process.
  • Page 112: Discover

    When an active paired device enters Suspend Mode, is turned Off or leaves the VX6 Bluetooth scanning range, the Bluetooth connection between the paired device and the VX6 is lost. There may be audible or visual signals as paired devices disconnect from the VX6.
  • Page 113: Bluetooth Device List

    An icon with a red background indicates the device's Bluetooth connection is inactive. An icon with a white background indicates the device is connected to the VX6 and the device's Bluetooth connection is active. Double-tap a device in the list to open the device properties menu. The target device does not need to be active.
  • Page 114: Bluetooth Device Menu

    Stop the connection between the VX6 and the highlighted paired Bluetooth device. Remove an unpaired device from the Bluetooth device list. The highlighted device name and iden- Delete tifier is removed from the VX6 Bluetooth Devices panel after the user taps OK. Properties More information on the highlighted Bluetooth device.
  • Page 115: Bluetooth Device Properties

    Bluetooth Device Properties Data on the Bluetooth Properties panel cannot be changed by the user. The data displayed is the result of the device Query performed during the Discovery process. The Status dialog box reflects the current state of the highlighted device. 3-63...
  • Page 116: Settings

    Settings Note: These options can still be checked or unchecked whether Bluetooth connection is enabled or disabled. Turn Off Bluetooth Tap the button to toggle the Bluetooth client On or Off. The button title changes from Turn Off Bluetooth to Turn On Bluetooth. When the button is dimmed (grey), the Bluetooth client cannot be disabled.
  • Page 117: Options

    (Filtered Mode is enabled/checked). Filtered Mode When Filtered Mode is disabled, the VX6 can pair with up to four Bluetooth devices, with a limit of one Bluetooth scanner, one Bluetooth printer, one PAN, and one DUN connected at the same time.
  • Page 118: Reconnect

    Reconnect Note: These options can still be checked or unchecked whether Bluetooth connection is enabled or disabled. 3-66...
  • Page 119: Options

    Options Option Function This option is Enabled (checked) by default. There may be an audio or visual signal when a connection between a paired, active device is Report when connection lost. lost A visual signal may be a dialog box placed on the display notifying the user the connection between one (or all) of the paired Bluetooth devices has stopped.
  • Page 120 Option Function This option is Enabled (checked) by default. This option controls the overall mobile Bluetooth device reconnect behavior. When Auto Reconnect is disabled (unchecked), Auto Reconnect on Boot is automatically disabled and dimmed. When Auto Reconnect is disabled (unchecked), no devices are reconnected in any situation.
  • Page 121: Opp Setup

    This is an alphanumeric field displaying the currently selected Outbox. The Outbox is the location where files are stored to be pushed from the VX6 to a remote server. Use the browse button ... to browse to and select the Outbox folder.
  • Page 122 Option Information When checked, OPP is disabled in LXEZ Pairing. When unchecked, OPP is enabled in LXEZ Pairing. The default is unchecked, OPP is enabled for LXEZ Pairing. Because only one application can use OPP at a given time, custom applications should Disable LXEZ Pairing OPP disable OPP in LXEZ Pairing via an API call while the application is using OPP and restore this setting upon completion.
  • Page 123: Opp Send

    The most recently pushed file is highlighted, assuming that file is still present in the Outbox. Select OPP Server from This list displays the known OPP capable servers that the VX6 has previously discovered. Remote Device List The most recently paired server is selected and highlighted.
  • Page 124: About

    About This panel lists the assigned Computer Friendly Name (that other devices may discover during their Discovery and Query process), the Bluetooth MAC address, and software version levels. The data cannot be edited by the user. 3-72...
  • Page 125: Using Bluetooth

    2. Tap the Settings Tab. 3. Change the Computer Friendly Name at the bottom of the Settings display. The Bluetooth VX6 default name is determined by the factory installed software version. Honeywell strongly urges assigning every VX6 a unique name (up to 32 characters) before Bluetooth Discovery is initiated.
  • Page 126: Subsequent Use

    LED on the device, or a dialog box is placed on the VX6 display. 14. Whenever the VX6 is turned On, all previously paired, live, Bluetooth devices in the vicinity are paired, one at a time, with the VX6.
  • Page 127: Bluetooth Indicators

    To open the LXEZ Pairing program, tap Start > Settings > Control Panel > Bluetooth or tap the Bluetooth icon on the desktop or tap the Bluetooth icon in the taskbar. Locate the barcode label, similar to the one shown above, attached to the VX6. The label is the Bluetooth address identifier for the VX6.
  • Page 128: Vx6 With Label

    1. Scan the Bluetooth address barcode label, attached to the VX6, with the Bluetooth mobile scanner. 2. If this is the first time the Bluetooth mobile scanner has scanned the VX6 Bluetooth label, the devices are paired. See section titled “Bluetooth Beep and LED...
  • Page 129 The devices are paired. The Bluetooth barcode reader responds with a series of beeps and LED flashes. Note: After scanning the VX6 Bluetooth label, if there is no beep and no LED flash from the Bluetooth barcode reader, the devices are currently paired.
  • Page 130: Bluetooth Beep And Led Indications

    Bluetooth Printer Setup The Bluetooth managed device should be as close as possible, in direct line of sight, with the VX6 during the pairing process. 1. Open the LXEZ Pairing Panel. 2. Tap Discover. Locate the Bluetooth printer in the Discovery panel.
  • Page 131: Using Opp

    If a duplicate filename is received, LXEZ Pairing writes the file in the specified location, with an incremental number appended to the file name. For example, if a file named file.jpg is pushed to the VX6 and that filename already exists in the Inbox, LXEZ Pairing saves the new file as file001.jpg.
  • Page 132: Vx6 Pushes File To Remote Device

    This section assumes that a device supporting OPP is paired with the VX6. The VX6 (OPP client) initiates a connection to the remote device (OPP server) by selecting a file to push to the remote device. The VX6 sends the file and disconnects. The remote device may prompt the user (of that remote device) to accept the incoming request depending on the security settings of the remote device.
  • Page 133: Certificates

    Manage digital certificates used for secure communication. Note: Digital certificates are date sensitive. If the date on the VX6 is incorrect, wireless authentication will fail. The Certificates stores lists the certificates trusted by the VX6 mobile device user. These values may change based on the type of network security resident in the client, access point or the host system.
  • Page 134: Date / Time

    Date / Time Start > Settings > Control Panel > Date/Time - or - Time in Desktop Taskbar Use this VX6 panel to set Date, Time, Time Zone, and assign a Daylight Savings location. Factory Default Settings Current Time Midnight...
  • Page 135: Device Management

    Device Management Start > Settings > Control Panel > Device Management Allows a Device Management client (the device equipped with a Microsoft Windows CE operating system) to work with a Microsoft Systems Management Server. Specify the server name or IP address of management server and check the checkbox if a secure connection is to be used. Refer to the Microsoft.com website for more information on device management for Windows CE equipped devices.
  • Page 136: Dialing

    Dialing Start > Settings > Control Panel > Dialing Set dialup properties for internal modems (not supplied or supported on the VX6). Factory Default Settings Location Work Area Code Tone Dialing Enabled Country/Region Disable Call Waiting Disabled (blank) 3-84...
  • Page 137: Display

    The display might also called the touch screen. Select the desktop background image and appearance scheme for the VX6. Using the options on the Backlight tab, set the display backlight and keypad backlight timers when running on battery or external power.
  • Page 138: Backlight

    Backlight The backlight settings use the default timeouts and are synchronized to the User Idle setting in the Schemes tab in the Power control panel. When the backlight timer expires, the touch screen backlight is dimmed, not turned off. When both checkboxes are unchecked, the backlight never turns off (or dims).
  • Page 139: Input Panel

    Input Panel Start > Settings > Control Panel > Input Panel Set the current VX6 keys and data input method. Factory Default Settings Input Method Keyboard Allow applications to change Enabled input panel state Options button Keys Small keys Use gestures...
  • Page 140: Installed Programs

    Installed Programs Start > Settings > Control Panel > Installed Programs Note: Lists programs installed in RAM. View the list of installed programs. No user interaction is required. In some OS versions, this panel replaces Remove Programs. Note: Contact Technical Assistance if installed programs must be deleted.
  • Page 141: Internet Options

    Internet Options Start > Settings > Control Panel > Internet Options Set options for VX6 Internet connectivity. Select a tab. Tap the ? button for help using Windows CE Help installed in your mobile device. Adjust the settings and tap the OK button.
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  • Page 144: Keyboard

    Keyboard Start > Settings > Control Panel > Keyboard Set keypad key map, keypad key repeat delay, and key repeat rate. Factory Default Settings Repeat Tab Key map Default (or Default VX6) Repeat character Enable Repeat Delay Short Repeat Rate Slow Select a key map using the drop-down list.
  • Page 145: Keypad

    KeyPad Start > Settings > Control Panel > KeyPad Icon Use this control panel option to assign key functions to mappable keys available on your VX6, determine application launch sequences and program command Run sequences. Note: KeyPad Control Panel options LaunchApp and RunCmd do not inter-relate with similarly-named options contained in other Control Panel applets.
  • Page 146: Keymap Tab

    KeyMap Tab Assign settings by clicking radio buttons and selecting keys from the drop down boxes. Tap the OK button when finished. The changes take effect immediately. Remap a Single Key 1. Select the modifier key from the Modifier Mode options. 2.
  • Page 147: Remap A Key To A Sequence Of Unicode Values

    6. Repeat this steps 4 and 5 until all desired keys have been added to the key sequence. If necessary, use the Clear button to erase all entries in the Key Sequence box. 7. Click OK to save the result and close the control panel. Note: A key can only be used once in a multiple key sequence.
  • Page 148 8. Click OK to save the result and close the control panel. 9. If the KeyMap tab is accessed again, the command plus any specified parameters is displayed in the Key Sequence text box when the remapped key is again selected. 3-96...
  • Page 149: Launchapp Tab

    The default for all text boxes is Null or “ ”. The text boxes accept string values only. Note that executables and parameters are not checked for accuracy by the keyboard driver. If the launch fails, the VX6 emits a single beep, if the launch is successful, it is silent.
  • Page 150: Runcmd Tab

    The default for all text boxes is Empty, Null or " ". The text boxes accept string values only. Note that executables and parameters are not checked for accuracy by the keyboard driver. If the launch fails, the VX6 emits a single beep, if the launch is successful, the mobile device is silent.
  • Page 151: License Viewer

    License Viewer Start > Settings > Control Panel > License Viewer Use this option to view software license registration details, and service contract length for a VX6. Information on the License Viewer tabs is unique for each VX6. Note: Following image is a sample screen.
  • Page 152: Mixer

    Start > Settings > Control Panel > Mixer The VX6 has a pair of speakers. They are active when a headset is not connected to the device. Use the settings on these panels to adjust the volume, record gain and sidetone for microphone input, speaker and speaker output.
  • Page 153: Mouse

    Mouse Start > Settings > Control Panel > Mouse Use this option to set the double-tap sensitivity for stylus taps on the VX6 touch screen. 3-101...
  • Page 154: Mx3x-vxc Options

    Set options such as IP V6, time sync, touch screen enable and CapsLock. Also set Status Popup taskbar icon display options for the Admin and User. It may be necessary to warmboot the VX6 after making desired changes. A pop up window indicates if a warmboot is required. Note:...
  • Page 155: Disable Snmp

    Windows/Grabtime.ini does not persist. Disable SNMP By default, the SNMP agent is running on the VX6. To disable the SNMP agent, check this box. LXE BTRS Enabled By default, the VX6 uses proprietary handshaking designed for the Honeywell Bluetooth Ring Scanner. Uncheck this box to use the VX6 with a third party Bluetooth scanner.
  • Page 156: Misc

    The touch screen heater is optional on the VX6. By default, the touch screen heater is enabled. To disable the touch screen heater, click this checkbox. If the VX6 does not have a touch screen heater, this checkbox is dimmed.
  • Page 157: Ip Wait Timeout

    2. During the wait, a message window is displayed containing the NDIS communication messages up to and including the display of the valid IP address. 3. After the IP address is obtained, the message window is displayed for one second and then removed. 4.
  • Page 158: Status Popup

    Status Popup Options on this tab configure the Status Popup window. When the Status popup window is displayed, it is placed on top of the window in focus and hides any data beneath it. It is closed by pressing the assigned Status User or Status Admin key sequence.
  • Page 159: Network And Dialup Options

    Network and Dialup Options Start > Settings > Control Panel > Network and Dialup Connections Set VX6 network driver properties and network access properties. Select a connection to use, or create a new connection. Create a New Connection 1. On the mobile device, select Start > Settings > Control Panel > Network and Dialup Connections. A window is displayed showing the existing connections.
  • Page 160: Network Capture

    Network Capture Start > Settings > Control Panel > Network Capture Note: Verify the date and time before using the logging utilities to ensure meaningful data. The Network Capture panels provide configuration options for logging utilities. Two types of logging are configurable: Netlog is a Windows CE utility that monitors network traffic.
  • Page 161 Command Command Function options Specifies the option to perform. See the table below for the option parameters and values. load Loads and starts Netlog. start Starts the Netlog process of logging the network traffic. stop Stops Netlog from logging network traffic. unload Unloads Netlog.
  • Page 162: Ndislog

    NDISLog NDISLog creates a .TXT file that can be viewed with any text editor program that supports .TXT files. Command Command Function start Starts logging the network traffic. stop Stops logging network traffic. file Specifies the name of the file to which NDISLog information is stored. Save File Stores the file name.
  • Page 163: Owner

    Owner Start > Settings > Control Panel > Owner Set the VX6 owner details. The Network ID is used when logging into a remote network. Factory Default Settings Identification Name Blank Company Blank Address Blank Telephones Blank Display owner ID at power-on...
  • Page 164 Enter user name, password and domain to be used when logging into network resources. 3-112...
  • Page 165: Password

    Password Start > Settings > Control Panel > Password Use this panel to set VX6 user access to control panels and power up password properties. This password must be entered before performing a cold boot. Contact Technical Assistance if entering a power-on or screen saver password does not allow you to disable this password protection or perform a cold boot.
  • Page 166: Pc Connection

    PC Connection Start > Settings > Control Panel > PC Connection Use these options to control a cabled connection (USB, serial) between the VX6 and a nearby desktop/laptop computer. Factory Default Settings Enable direct connection Enabled Connect using USB Client Unchecking the Allow connection with desktop computer when device is attached checkbox disables ActiveSync on the VX6.
  • Page 167: Pcmcia

    Use the options on the tabs to manage cards installed in the VX6. Note: On the VX6 the PCMCIA 2 tab is for the card in the lower slot, labeled "PCMCIA B". PCMCIA 1 is the upper slot, labeled "PCMCIA A".
  • Page 168: Pcmcia 2 Tab Options

    When “Disable slot now” is checked, the slot is powered down as soon as the Control Panel is closed and the PCMCIA driver ignores any card in the slot. When there is no card in a slot, the options are dimmed. PCMCIA 2 Tab Options The name of the card (from the CIS data on the card) in the slot is displayed.
  • Page 169: Power

    Power Start > Settings > Control Panel > Power The VX6 power mode timers are cumulative. The System Idle timer begins the countdown after the User Idle timer has expired and the Suspend timer begins the countdown after the System Idle timer has expired.
  • Page 170 For a VX6, the User Idle state turns off the display backlight. There is no System Idle mode so the VX6 remains in User Idle mode until the Suspend timer expires or a primary event occurs. The Device Status tab displays the status of power managed devices. Note that since the VX6does not support power management, all devices show the “high”...
  • Page 171: Regional And Language Settings

    Regional and Language Settings Start > Settings > Control Panel > Regional Settings Set the appearance of numbers, currency, time and date based on regional and language settings. Set the VX6 user interface language and the default input language. Factory Default Settings...
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  • Page 173: Remove Programs

    In some OS versions, this panel is replaced by Installed Programs. Select a program and tap Remove. Follow the prompts on the screen to uninstall VX6 user-installed only programs. The change takes effect immediately. Files stored in the My Documents folder are not removed using this option.
  • Page 174: Scanner

    The VX6 can use the following external bar code readers: Tethered hand-held scanners are tethered to a serial port on the VX6 and are configured by scanning the engine-specific bar codes in the scanner manufacturer's programming guide. The manufacturer's guides are usually shipped with the bar code reader.
  • Page 175: Factory Default Settings

    9. Add processed barcode string from above to output buffer. 10. Add suffix string to output buffer. 11. Add a terminating NUL to the output buffer, in case the data is processed as a string. 12. If key output is enabled, start the process to output keys. If control characters are encountered: If Translate All is set, key is translated to CTRL + char, and output.
  • Page 176: Main Tab

    Main Tab Start > Settings > Control Panel > Scanner > Main tab Parameter Function Default: Port 1 is disabled. Port 2 COM1 is enabled. Port COM1 ScrCtl and COM3 ScrCtl are used to enable the screen blanking function. Default: Enabled. If “Send Key Messages (WEDGE)” is checked, the Scanner Driver is in “Key Message”...
  • Page 177: Screen Blanking

    The screen blanking feature consists of Scanner Control Panel Options and a customer supplied cable connected to one of the COM ports on the VX6. Properly configured, the display is visible only when the cable provides a signal that the vehicle has stopped.
  • Page 178: Technical Specifications - Screen Blanking Cable

    All other pins on the connector must be left unconnected. If pins 7 and 8 do not provide continuity (or the cable is removed), the VX6 screen remains blank. Serial cable...
  • Page 179: Com1 Tab

    COM1 Tab Start > Settings > Control Panel > Scanner > COM1 This panel sets communication parameters for any device connected to the external port. Adjust the settings and click the OK button to save the changes. Any changes take effect immediately. This panel does not configure the connected device.
  • Page 180: Com3 Tab

    COM3 Tab Start > Settings > Control Panel > Scanner > COM3 This panel sets communication parameters for any device connected to the external port. Adjust the settings and click the OK button to save the changes. Any changes take effect immediately. This panel does not configure the connected device.
  • Page 181: Serial Port Pin 9

    To configure the COM port to supply power to an external scanner tethered to the COM port, check the checkbox for Power on Pin 9 (+5V). The external scanner is powered by the VX6's power source. Wireless external scanners use their own power source.
  • Page 182: Barcode Tab

    Barcode Tab Start > Settings > Control Panel > Scanner > Barcode tab The Barcode tab contains several options to control barcode processing. Options include: Defining custom Code IDs Disable processing of specified barcode symbologies Rejecting barcode data that is too short or too long Stripping characters including Code ID, leading or trailing characters and specified barcode data strings Replacing control characters Adding a prefix and a suffix.
  • Page 183: Enable Code Id

    Enable Code ID This parameter programs the scanner to transmit the specified Code ID and/or determines the type of barcode identifier being processed. Transmission of the Code ID is enabled at the scanner for all barcode symbologies, not for an individual symbology. Code ID is sent from the scanner so the scanner driver can discriminate between symbologies.
  • Page 184: Barcode - Custom Identifiers

    Barcode – Custom Identifiers Code IDs can be defined by the user. This allows processing parameters to be configured for barcodes that do not use the standard IDs or for barcodes that have data embedded at the beginning of the data that acts like a Code ID. These are called custom Code IDs and are included in the Symbology drop down box in the Symbology dialog, unless Enable Code ID is set to None.
  • Page 185: Buttons

    Buttons Entering data into both the Name and ID Code fields enables the Add button. Click the Add button and the data is added to the next empty location in the Custom ID list. Insert Click on an empty line in the Custom ID list. The Add button changes to Insert. Enter data into both the Name and ID Code fields and click the Insert button.
  • Page 186: Barcode Processing Examples

    Barcode Processing Examples The following table shows examples of stripping and prefix/suffix configurations. The examples assume that the scanner is configured to transmit a Code ID and the proper Custom IDs have been configured. $#160; Symbology EAN-128(]C1) EAN-13(]E0) Intrlv 2 of 5(]IO) Code93 Enable Enabled...
  • Page 187: Barcode - Ctrl Char Mapping

    Barcode - Ctrl Char Mapping The Ctrl Char Mapping button (Control Character Mapping) activates a dialog to define the operations the Wedge performs on control characters (values less than 0x20) embedded in barcodes. Control characters can be replaced with user-defined text which can include hat encoded or hex encoded values.
  • Page 188: Barcode - Symbology Settings

    Barcode Data) add a prefix or suffix to a barcode. The Symbology drop-down box contains all custom symbologies the user has defined on the VX6. An asterisk appears in front of symbologies that have already been configured or have been modified from the default value.
  • Page 189: Parameters

    Min / Max Code ID Leading / Trailing Barcode Data Prefix / Suffix Note: When Enable Code ID is set to None on the Barcode tab and when All is selected in the Symbology field, Enable and Strip Code ID on the Symbology panel are grayed and the user is not allowed to change them, to prevent deactivating the scanner completely.
  • Page 190: Strip Leading/trailing Control

    This field specifies the minimum length that the barcode data (not including Code ID) must meet to be processed. Any barcode scanned that is less than the number of characters specified in the Min field is rejected. The default for this field is This field specifies the maximum length that the barcode data (not including Code ID) can be processed.
  • Page 191: Barcode Data Match Edit Buttons

    Barcode Data Match Edit Buttons Entering data into the text entry box enables the Add button. Tap the Add button and the data is added to the next empty location in the Custom ID list. Tap on an empty line in the Custom ID list. The Add button changes to Insert. Enter data into both Insert the Name and ID Code fields and tap the Insert button.
  • Page 192: Add Prefix/suffix Control

    The question mark wildcard ? may be used to match any single character in the incoming data. For example, the data AB?D will match ABCD, ABcD, or AB0D, but not ABDE. The Barcode Data is saved per symbology configured. The Symbology selected in the Symbologies dialog defines the symbology for which the data is being configured.
  • Page 193 For the purposes of this example, the following sample barcode parameters will be used – EAN 128 and Code 128 barcodes. Some of the barcodes start with ‘00’ and some start with ‘01’. The barcodes are different lengths. 34 character length with first two characters = “01” (strip first 2 and last 18) 26 character length with first two characters = “01”...
  • Page 194 Add the data for the match codes. Refer to the previous section Barcode Data Match List for instruction. Scan a barcode and examine the result. 3-142...
  • Page 195: Hat Encoding

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  • Page 197: Stylus

    Stylus Start > Settings > Control Panel > Stylus Use this control panel option to set stylus double-tap sensitivity properties and calibrate the VX6 touch panel when needed. Double Tap Follow the instructions on the screen and tap the OK button to save any double tap changes.
  • Page 198: System

    System Start > Settings > Control Panel > System Use these VX6 panels to: Review System and mobile device data and revision levels. Adjust Storage and Program memory settings. Assign a device name and device descriptor. Factory Default Settings General...
  • Page 199: Memory Tab

    The device name and description can be changed by the user. Enter the name and description using either the keypad or the Input Panel and tap OK to save the changes. This information is used to identify the VX6 to other computers and devices.
  • Page 200: Copyrights Tab

    Copyrights Tab This screen is presented for information only. The Copyrights information cannot be changed by the user. 3-148...
  • Page 201: Terminal Server Client Licenses

    Terminal Server Client Licenses Start > Settings > Control Panel > Terminal Server Client Licenses Any licenses stored on the VX6 appear in the drop-down list. Select a license and tap the Close button. The license is available for use immediately.
  • Page 202: Volume And Sounds

    You can also select / deselect sounds for key clicks and screen taps and whether each is loud or soft. As the volume scrollbar is moved between Loud and Soft, the VX6 emits a tone each time the volume increases or decreases.
  • Page 203: Good Scan And Bad Scan Sounds

    Good scan and bad scan sounds are stored in the Windows directory, as SCANGOOD.WAV and SCANBAD.WAV. These are unprotected WAV files and can be replaced by a WAV file of the user’s choice. By default a good scan sound on the VX6 is a single beep, and a bad scan sound is a double beep. 3-151...
  • Page 204: Wifi

    WiFi Start > Settings > Control Panel > WiFi or click the Summit Client Utility icon Use this option to set parameters and manage profiles for the wireless client pre-loaded on your VX6. See the Summit Client Utility for more information.
  • Page 205: Chapter 4: Enabler Installation And Configuration

    Doing so results in unnecessary delays when booting the device. The Avalanche Enabler installation file LXE_ENABLER.CAB is loaded on the VX6 by Honeywell; however, the device is not configured to launch the Enabler installation file automatically. The installation application must be run manually the first time Avalanche is used.
  • Page 206: Vx6/vx7 Enabler Installation

    VX6/VX7 Enabler Installation Because the VX6 and VX7 computers have two possible network adapters (the optional internal adapter for a cabled network connection and the wireless network card), the Enabler uses the first network adapter it discovers. In order to assure the...
  • Page 207 6. Click the OK button to save the changes. 7. Reboot the VX6 if necessary.
  • Page 208: Update Monitoring Overview

    Update Monitoring Overview There are three methods by which the Enabler on the VX6 can communicate with the Mobile Device Server running on the host machine. Wired via a serial cable between the Mobile Device Server PC and the VX6.
  • Page 209: Mobile Device Wireless And Network Settings

    Mobile Device Wireless and Network Settings Once the connection to the Mobile Device Server is established, the VX6 Enabler attempts to apply all network and wireless settings contained in the active profile. The success of the application of settings is dependent upon the local configuration of control parameters for the Enabler.
  • Page 210: Preparing A Device For Remote Management

    This utility is downloaded and installed in addition to the Remote Management Utility. The WCA is included when the Summit radio driver software is updated. The WCA is automatically installed when the radio driver is updated. If the Remote Management Utility (RMU) is not present on the VX6, see Using Wavelink Avalanche to Upgrade System...
  • Page 211: Using Wavelink Avalanche To Upgrade System Baseline

    Version Information on Mobile Devices The VersionInfo.EXE file is included in the Remote Management Utility package downloaded to the VX6. It is stored in the \Program Files\RMU folder. When VersionInfo.EXE is opened, a dialog box is presented to the VX6 user displaying:...
  • Page 212: User Interface

    Enabler Configuration Depending on the version of the Enabler running on the VX6, the desktop Enabler icon may look like one of the following: The available configuration options and tabs may vary by Enabler version. The examples shown in this section assume the latest version of the Enabler is installed on the VX6.
  • Page 213: File Menu Options

    Refer to the Wavelink Avalanche Mobility Center User Guide for details. The Settings option under the File menu allows the VX6 user to access the control panel to locally configure the Enabler settings. The Enabler control panel is, by default, password protected.
  • Page 214: Avalanche Update Using File > Settings

    Avalanche Update using File > Settings Use these menu options to setup the Avalanche Enabler on the VX6. Change the settings and save them by rebooting before connecting to the network. Alternatively, the Mobile Device Server can be disabled until needed (refer to the Wavelink Avalanche Mobility Center User’s Guide for details).
  • Page 215: Connection

    Connection Avalanche Enter the IP Address or host name of the Mobile Device Server assigned to the VX6. Server Address Check Serial Indicates whether the Enabler should first check for serial port connection to the Mobile Device Server Connection before checking for a wireless connection to the Mobile Device Server.
  • Page 216: Server Contact

    Sync Clock Reset the time on the VX6 based on the time on the Mobile Device Server host PC. On Startup – Connect to the Mobile Device Server when the Enabler is accessed. On Resume – Connect to the Mobile Device Server when resuming from Suspend mode.
  • Page 217: Data

    Data The Data tab controls when data is transferred between the VX6 and the Mobile Device Server. Network When checked, the LAN/WiFi network is enabled to transfer statistics. Specifies the Report Interval, how frequently the Enabler reports statistics to the Mobile Device Report Server.
  • Page 218: Preferences

    By default, Keep settings unlocked for 10 minutes is disabled (checkbox is blank). Application Behavior of the Enabler when the VX6 boots up. The default is Monitor for Updates. Do not Monitor - When the device boots, do not launch the Enabler application and do not attempt to connect to the Mobile Device Server.
  • Page 219 Activity Log Use this option to control the level of detail recorded in the log file. The default is No Activity Log. No Activity Log - No log file is written. Critical - Only critical errors written to the log files. Error - Communication or configuration problems are written to the log file along with critical Log Level messages.
  • Page 220: Display

    Display Update Window Display The user interface for the Enabler can be configured to dynamically change based on the status of the VX6 connection with the Mobile Device Server. At startup Default is Half Screen. Options are Half screen, Hidden or Full screen.
  • Page 221: Taskbar

    Taskbar For best results, use AppLock to manage the taskbar. AppLock is resident on each mobile device. If the Taskbar tab is not present on the Enabler installed on your device, please see the equivalent options on the Startup/Shutdown tab. The Display State options control the appearance of the taskbar while using the Enabler interface.
  • Page 222: Execution

    Execution Note the dimmed options on this VX6 panel. This menu option is designed to manage downloaded applications for automatic execution upon startup. Auto-Execute Selec- An application that has been installed with the Avalanche Management system can be run auto- tion matically following each boot.
  • Page 223: Scan Config

    Scan Config For best results, use eXpress Config and eXpress Scan for this function. eXpress Scan is included with the updated VX6 enablers. Scan Config functionality is a standard option of the Wavelink Avalanche MC system but is not currently supported on the VX6.
  • Page 224: Shortcuts

    For best results, use AppLock for this function. AppLock is resident on each mobile device. Configure shortcuts to other applications on the VX6. Shortcuts are viewed and activated in the Programs panel. This limits the user’s access to certain applications when the Enabler is controlling the mobile device display.
  • Page 225: Saas

    SaaS Use to configure the Enabler to connect with Avalanche on Demand. This is a Software-as-a-Service version of Avalanche. Using either of the SaaS configuration options below assumes the user has registered with Wavelink. Disable SaaS No SaaS connection is used. Scan Configure Scan bar codes printed from within the Avalanche Console to configure the Enabler for the SaaS con- SaaS...
  • Page 226: Adapters

    Mobility Center Console and is disabled by default. For Summit clients, Manage Wireless Settings should Settings not be checked as configuration packages provide more radio configuration options. Current Lists all network adapters currently installed on the VX6.See special instructions for VX6. Adapter...
  • Page 227 Use Man- When enabled, the Enabler will ignore any network or wireless settings coming from the Avalanche MC Console ual Set- and use only the network settings on the VX6. tings Properties Selecting the Properties icon displays the Manual Settings Properties dialog applet. From here, the user can con-...
  • Page 228 Authentication Wireless Note: The Authentication tab may not be present in all versions of the Enabler. It is not recommend to enable “Manage Wireless Settings” for Summit Client devices. When you download a profile that is configured to manage network and wireless settings, the Enabler will not apply the manage network and wireless settings to the adapter unless the global Manage wireless settings and Manage network settings options are enabled on the Adapters panel (see Figure titled Adapters Options –...
  • Page 229: Status

    It also searches for new adapters and may cause a slight delay to refresh the contents of the drop-down menu. Link speed indicates the speed at which the signal is being sent from the adapter to the VX6. Speed is dependent on signal strength.
  • Page 230: Startup/shutdown

    Startup/Shutdown For best results, use AppLock to manage the taskbar. AppLock is resident on each mobile device. If the Startup/Shutdown tab is not present on the Enabler installed on your device, please see the equivalent options on the Preferences tab and the Taskbar tab.
  • Page 231: Exit

    Change the option if desired. Tap the X button to cancel Exit. Tap the OK button to exit the Avalanche applet. Using Remote Management 1. Configure the radio to connect to the network running the Mobile Device Server. After the VX6 is connected, proceed to step 2.
  • Page 232: Using Express Scan

    Using eXpress Scan eXpress Scan Desktop Icon If the VX6 has an eXpress Scan icon on the desktop, eXpress Scan may be used for the initial configuration of the device. If the eXpress Scan icon is not present on the desktop, install the Enabler.
  • Page 233 If the passwords match, the bar code data is processed and the screen is updated to reflect the number of bar codes included in the set. If the passwords do not match, an error message is displayed. The current screen can be closed using the X box in the upper right corner.
  • Page 234: Step 3: Process Completion

    Step 3: Process Completion After the last bar code is scanned, the settings are automatically applied. Once configured, the VX6 is warmbooted. Once connected to the wireless network and the Mobile Device Server, any software updates and additional configuration data are downloaded.
  • Page 235: Chapter 5: Wireless Network Configuration

    EAP-FAST Important Notes It is important that all dates are correct on the VX6 and host computers when using any type of certificate. Certificates are date sensitive and if the date is not correct authentication will fail. It may be necessary to upgrade radio software in order to use certain Summit Client Utility (SCU) features.
  • Page 236: Summit Client Utility

    Summit Client Utility Note: When making changes to profile or global parameters, the device should be warmbooted afterwards. 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 237: Wireless Zero Config Utility And The Summit Radio

    Wireless Zero Config Utility and the Summit Radio The WZC utility has an icon in the toolbar that looks like networked computers with a red X through them, indicating that Wireless Zero Config application is enabled but the connection is inactive at this time (the device is not connected to a network).
  • Page 238: Main Tab

    Main Tab Start > Programs > Summit > Main tab Factory Default Settings Admin Login SUMMIT Radio Enabled Active Config/Profile Default Regulatory Domain FCC or ETSI The Main tab displays information about the wireless client device including: SCU (Summit Client Utility) version Driver version Radio Type (BG is an 802.11 b/g radio, ABG is an 802.11 a/b/g radio).
  • Page 239: Auto Profile

    Auto Profile Auto Profile allows the user to configure a list of profiles that the SCU can search when a radio connection is lost. After using the Profile tab to create any desired profiles, return to the Main tab. To specify which profiles are to be included in Auto Profile, click the List button.
  • Page 240 Enter the Admin password (the default password is SUMMIT and is case sensitive) and tap OK. If the password is incorrect, an error message is displayed. The Administrator default password can be changed on the Global tab. The end-user can: Turn the radio on or off on the Main tab.
  • Page 241: Profile Tab

    Profile Tab Start > Programs > Summit > 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 SSID...
  • Page 242: Buttons

    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 243: Profile Parameters

    Options are: None, WEP(or Manual WEP), WEP EAP (or Auto WEP), WPA PSK, WPA TKIP, WPA Encryption None CCKM, WPA2 PSK, WPA2 AES, or WPA2 CCKM. CKIP is not supported in the VX6. The Encryption type chosen determines if the WEP Keys / PSK Keys button is active and also deter-...
  • Page 244 It is important the Radio Mode parameter correspond to the AP to which the device is to connect. BG Rates For example, if this parameter is set to G rates only, the VX6 may only connect to APs set for G Full rates and not those set for B and G rates.
  • Page 245: Status Tab

    Status Tab Start > Programs > Summit > 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 246: Diags Tab

    Diags Tab Start > Programs > Summit > 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 247: Global Tab

    Global Tab Start > Programs > Summit > 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 248: 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 249: 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. Available options may vary by SCU revision.
  • Page 250 Parameter Default Function Use of Cisco Compatible Extensions (CCX) radio management and AP spec- ified 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. BG: Off CCX or CCX Features Optimized –Use Cisco IE and CCX version number, support...
  • Page 251 TX Diversity A: Main Only Contact Technical Assistance if you have questions about the antenna(s) installed on your VX6. How to handle antenna diversity when receiving packets from the Access Point. Options are: Main Only (use the main antenna only)
  • Page 252 Parameter Default Function If the packet size exceeds the specified number of bytes set in the Request to Send (RTS) threshold, an RTS is sent before sending the packet. A low RTS Thresh 2347 RTS threshold setting can be useful in areas where many client devices are associating with the Access Point.
  • Page 253: Sign-on Vs. Stored Credentials

    Note: Tap the Commit button to save changes. If this panel is closed before tapping the Commit button, changes are not saved! Sign-On vs. Stored Credentials When using wireless security that requires a user name and password to be entered, the Summit Client Utility offers these choices: The Username and Password may be entered on the Credentials screen.
  • Page 254: Windows Certificate Store Vs. Certs Path

    Windows Certificate Store vs. Certs Path Note: It is important that all dates are correct on the VX6 and host computers when using any type of certificate. Certificates are date sensitive and if the date is not correct authentication will fail.
  • Page 255: How To: Use The Certs Path

    How To: Use the Certs Path 1. See Generating a Root CA Certificate and follow the instructions to download the Root Certificate to a PC. 2. Copy the certificate to specified directory on the mobile device. The default location for Certs Path is \System. A different location may be specified by using the Certs Path global variable.
  • Page 256 On the Main Tab, click the Admin Login button and enter the password. If using a single profile, edit the default profile with the parameters for your network. Select the Default profile from the pull down menu. Make any desired parameter changes as described in the applicable following section determined by network security type and click the Commit button to save the changes.
  • Page 257: No Security

    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 258: Wep

    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 Click the WEP keys/PSKs button.
  • Page 259: Leap

    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 260: Peap/mschap

    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 261 Windows Certificate Store vs. Certs Path for more information on certificate storage. Once successfully authenticated, import the CA certificate into the Windows certificate store. Return to the Credentials screen and check the Validate server checkbox. If using the Windows certificate store: Check the Use MS store checkbox.
  • Page 262: Peap/gtc

    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 263 Once successfully authenticated, import the CA certificate into the Windows certificate store. Return to the Credentials screen and check the Validate server checkbox. Note: Some servers may be configured to allow only a single use of the password for PEAP/GTC. In this case, wait for the token to update with a new password before attempting to validate the server.
  • Page 264: Wpa/leap

    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 265 Ensure the correct Active Profile is selected on the Main tab and warmboot. The SCU Main tab shows the device is associated after the radio connects to the network. 5-31...
  • Page 266: Eap-fast

    RADIUS server must have auto provisioning enabled to send the PAC provisioning credentials to the VX6. For automatic PAC provisioning, once a username/password is authenticated, the PAC information is stored on the VX6. The same username/password must be used to authenticate each time. See the note below for more details.
  • Page 267 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 268: Eap-tls

    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 269 Enter the certificate filename in the CA Cert textbox. Click OK then click Commit. The VX6 should be authenticating the server certificate and using EAP-TLS for the user authentication. Ensure the correct Active Profile is selected on the Main tab and warmboot.
  • Page 270: 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 271: Certificates

    Generate a User Certificate and Private Key file and download it to a PC. 2. Connect the VX6 to the desktop PC using ActiveSync and copy the certificate and private key file to the VX6 \System folder. Install the User Certificate and Private Key file.
  • Page 272 Click the Download a CA certificate, certificate chain or CRL link. Make sure the correct root CA certificate is selected in the list box. 5-38...
  • Page 273 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 VX6. 5-39...
  • Page 274: Installing A Root Ca Certificate

    This section is only if the Windows certificate store is used. If the certificate store is not used, copy the certificate to the \System folder or other path specified in the Summit Certs global parameter. Copy the certificate file to the VX6. Import the certificate by navigating to Start > Control Panel > Certificates. Tap the Import button.
  • Page 275: Generating A User Certificate

    Using the explorer buttons, browse to the location where you copied the certificate, select the certificate desired and tap OK. Tap Yes to import the certificate. Once the certificate is installed, return to the proper authentication section, earlier in this manual. Generating a User Certificate The easiest way to get the user certificate is to use a browser on a PC to navigate to the Certificate Authority.
  • Page 276 This process saves a user certificate and a separate private key file. Windows CE equipped devices such as the VX6 require the private key to be saved as a separate file rather than including the private key in the user certificate.
  • Page 277 Click on the advanced certificate request link. Click on the Create and submit a request to this CA link. 5-43...
  • Page 278 For the Certificate Template, select User. Check the Mark keys as exportable and the Export keys to file checkboxes. Type the full path on the local PC where the private key is to be copied. Also specify the private key filename. 5-44...
  • Page 279 Be sure to note the name used for the private key file, for example USER1.PVK. The certificate file created later in this process must be given the same name, for example, USER1.CER. DO NOT check to use strong private key protection. Make any other desired changes and click the Submit button.
  • Page 280: Installing A User Certificate

    USER1.PVK then the certificate file created must be given the same name, for example, USER1.CER. Install the user certificate. Installing a User Certificate Copy the certificate and private key files to the VX6. Import the certificate by navigating to Start > Control Panel > Certificates. Select My Certificates from the pull down list. 5-46...
  • Page 281 Tap the Import button. Make sure From a File is selected and tap OK. Using the explorer buttons, browse to the location where you copied the certificate, select the certificate desired and tap OK. The certificate is now shown in the list. 5-47...
  • Page 282 With the certificate you just imported highlighted, tap View. From the Field pull down menu, select Private Key. If the private key is present, the process is complete. If the private key is not present, import the private key. To import the private key, tap OK to return to the Certificates screen. Tap import.
  • Page 283: Verify Installation

    Verify Installation Tap on View to see the certificate details again. The private key should now say present. If it does not, there is a problem. Possible items to check: Make sure the certificate was generated with a separate private key file, as shown earlier in this section. If the certificate was not generated with a separate private key file, generate a new certificate and follow the import process again.
  • Page 284 5-50...
  • Page 285: Chapter 6: Keymaps

    The 2nd functions of the <F4> and <F5> keys are not used as the display brightness is adjusted via the buttons on the control panel. The 2nd functions of the <F6>, and <F7> keys are not used as the VX6 has TFT LCD screen with no provision for contrast adjustments.
  • Page 286 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 Down Down Arrow...
  • Page 287 CapsLock Off CapsLock Off CapsLock Off CapsLock Off CapsLock Off CapsLock Off CapsLock Off CapsLock Off CapsLock Off CapsLock Off CapsLock Off CapsLock Off CapsLock Off CapsLock Off CapsLock Off CapsLock Off CapsLock Off CapsLock Off CapsLock Off CapsLock Off CapsLock Off...
  • Page 288 < > / (numeric) Ctrl / (alpha) - (numeric) Ctrl - (alpha) + (numeric) Ctrl...
  • Page 289 + (alpha) * (numeric) I (letter i) * (alpha) Ctrl I (letter i) : (colon) ; (semicolon) _ (underscore) , (comma) ' (apostrophe) ~ (tilde) " &...
  • Page 290: Ibm Terminal Emulation

    IBM Terminal Emulation The VX6's IBM 3270 and IBM 5250 Terminal Emulator keypads are designed to allow the user to enter terminal emulator commands when running RFTerm. When running RFTerm on the VX6, please refer to the RFTerm documentation for equivalent keys and keypress sequences.
  • Page 291: Ibm 5250

    IBM 5250 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 Ctrl + L...
  • Page 293: Chapter 7: Technical Specifications

    Chapter 7: Technical Specifications Processor XScale PXA255 CPU operating at 400 MHz Memory RAM: 128MB SDRAM / ROM: 128MB flash Mass Storage CompactFlash/Secure Digital/PCMCIA (Depending on configuration ordered) Operating System Microsoft CE 5.0 Radio Modules 802.11 b/g or a/b/g radio, Bluetooth Scanner options No integrated scanner Controller: SVGA compatible controller...
  • Page 294: Environmental Specifications

    Environmental Specifications Standard: -4°F to 122°F (-20°C to 50°C) [non-condensing] Operating Temperature Extended temperature: -22º to 122º F (-30ºC to 50ºC) [condensing] Storage Temperature Standard and Extended temperature: -22°F to 140°F (-30°C to 60°C) [non-condensing] 8 KV air, 4kV direct contact Standard: Up to 90% non-condensing at 104°F (40°C) Operating Humidity Extended temperature: 100%...
  • Page 295: Network Card Specifications

    1, 2, 5.5, 6, 9, 11, 12, 18, 24, 36, 48, 54 Mbps RF Power Level 50 mW max. Channels 1-11 FCC, 1-13 ETSI Operating Temperature Same as VX6 Operating Temperature Storage Temperature Same as VX6 Storage Temperature Connectivity TCP/IP, Ethernet, ODI Diversity Summit 802.11a/b/g CF 2.4/5.0GHz...
  • Page 297: Chapter 8: Technical Assistance

    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 298 The duration of the limited warranty for the VX6 external UPS battery is 1 year. The duration of the limited warranty for the VX6 AC power supply and cables is 1 year. The duration of the limited warranty for the VX6 DC-DC Converter is 1 year.
  • Page 300 Honeywell Scanning & Mobility 9680 Old Bailes Road Fort Mill, SC 29707 www.honeywellaidc.com E-EQ-VX6RG Rev AA 10/12...

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