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Microsoft® Windows® CE 5 Operating System
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  • Page 1 Wearable Computer Microsoft® Windows® CE 5 Operating System User's 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

    Alpha mode Status LED 1-11 Bluetooth Status LED 1-11 Using the Input Panel / Virtual Keyboard 1-12 Chapter 2: Set Up A New HX2 Quick Start - Assembly End User License Agreement (EULA) Assemble the Armband Connect the Ring and Battery Cables Battery...
  • Page 4 Slip the HX2 into the Rubber Boot Assemble the HipFlip 2-10 Connecting the Headset Cable 2-11 Adjust Headset / Microphone and Secure Cable 2-12 Connect / Disconnect Battery 2-13 Connect Battery 2-13 Disconnect Battery 2-13 Tapping the Touchscreen with a Stylus...
  • Page 5: Chapter 1: Introduction

    Chapter 1: Introduction The HX2 is a small, lightweight mobile computer designed to be worn on a person’s arm or waist. The HX2 is most useful for applications that require computational support while the user's hands are actively engaged with the physical environment, including piece picking to carts, containers or conveyers;...
  • Page 6: Laser Warnings And Labels

    Do not stare directly into the laser beam. Do not remove the laser caution labels from the HX2. Do not connect the laser bar code aperture to any other device. The laser bar code aperture is certified for use with the HX2 only.
  • Page 7: Components

    Components Front Note: Alpha Mode LED is not used with the Dual Alpha Keypad and the Triple Tap Keypad. Alpha Mode 3 Tap Keypad 1. On / Off Button 2. System Status 3. Microphone 4. Bluetooth LED 5. Speaker 6. Alpha Mode LED 7.
  • Page 8: Triple Tap Keypad

    Triple Tap Keypad 1. On / Off Button 2. System Status 3. Microphone 4. Bluetooth LED 5. Speaker 6. Alpha Mode LED 7. Enter Button A. Green Button B. Orange Button C. Blue Button...
  • Page 9: Back

    Back Wear on Left Side, Ring on Left Hand Wear on Right Side, Ring on Right Hand 1. Ring Scanner Tether cable channel 1. Tethered Battery Cable channel 2. Retaining Clip for Ring Scanner Tether Connector 2. Retaining Clip for Tethered Battery Connector 3.
  • Page 10: Connectors

    Tethered Battery Cradle Connector Connector 3 is at the base of the HX2. It connects to the Cradle. When the HX2 is in a powered cradle, the HX2 receives external power through the Cradle connector. USB Keyboard or USB Mouse input is received through the Cradle connector when the HX2 is in the HX2cradle.
  • Page 11: Ring Scanner And Ring Imager

    Ring Scanner and Ring Imager The trigger module and ring strap module are user replaceable. 1. Scan Window 2. Trigger 3. Ring Strap 4. Connector Laser Scanner 1. Illumination LEDs 2. Scan Window 3. Trigger 4. Ring Strap 5. Connector Laser Imager...
  • Page 12: Cables

    Cables Battery and HX2 Connector Audio, Battery and HX2 Connector Ring Scanner Extended Cable...
  • Page 13: Li-Ion Battery

    Li-Ion Battery Main battery charging is handled exclusively by the HX2 Battery Charger/analyzer and the battery charger integrated into the HX2powered cradle. The Standard battery is much thinner than the Extended battery. Each battery will fit in the battery sleeve on an armband, hip flip and the voice case.
  • Page 14: Extended Battery

    Extended Battery 1-10...
  • Page 15: Status Leds

    Status LEDs LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes) are located on the front of the HX2. They are: 1. System Status LED indicates power management status. 2. Alpha Mode Status LED applies to the Alpha Mode 3 tap keypad only. 3. Bluetooth Status LED applies to Bluetooth client functions.
  • Page 16: Using The Input Panel / Virtual Keyboard

    Using the Input Panel / Virtual Keyboard The virtual keyboard is always available when needed e.g. text entry. Place the cursor in the text entry field and, using the stylus: Tap the Shift key to type one capital letter. Tap the CAPS key to type all capital letters. Tap the áü...
  • Page 17: Chapter 2: Set Up A New Hx2

    Chapter 2: Set Up A New HX2 This page lists a quick outline of the steps you might take when setting up a new HX2. More instruction for each step is listed later in this guide. Please refer to the HX2 Reference Guide for additional information and instruction.
  • Page 18: Assemble The Armband

    Assemble the Armband 1. Armband style 1 2. Armband style 2 Press the Removable Mesh Arm Cover to the underside of the armband. Slide the arm straps through the arm strap brackets.
  • Page 19: Connect The Ring And Battery Cables

    When you want to switch connectors from left to right, or vice versa, first gently press downward on the Retaining Clip, then pinch and pull the cable connector (not the cable!) straight up and away from the HX2. Do not use a metal object, or extreme force, to remove the cable connector from the HX2.
  • Page 20: Ring Scanner/Imager

    When you want to switch connectors from left to right, or vice versa, first gently press downward on the Retaining Clip, then pinch and pull the cable connector (not the cable!) straight up and away from the HX2. Do not use a metal object, or extreme force, to remove the cable connector from the HX2.
  • Page 21: Final Assembly

    Final Assembly 1. Right Hand Configuration 2. Left Hand Configuration 1. Headset 2. Headband 3. Earpiece 4. Microphone 5. Headset Cable 6. Headset Cable 7. Battery...
  • Page 22: Attach Ring To Finger

    Attach Ring to Finger The ring finger loop is located under the ring assembly. Pull gently on the end of the finger loop strap to separate the hook and loop fabric. Slide your finger into the opened loop under the ring scanner. Grasp the end of the finger loop strap and loosen, then tighten, the finger strap until the ring scanner is comfortably snug and the scan aperture is secured in the desired location.
  • Page 23: Voice Case Assembly

    2. Attach the battery cable, ring scanner and audio headset to the HX2. 3. Slip the HX2 into the voice case. Be sure the screen and keypad are visible through the clear window of the voice case. 4. Slide the battery cable through the protective loop at the bottom of the voice case. Make sure the tethered cable for the ring accessory is on the outside of the voice case.
  • Page 24 1. Headset 2. To Battery 3. Audio Cable 4. To Headset Cable 5. Headset Cable 6. To HX2 7. Battery 1,2,3 - Battery Case and Cable Assembly 4 - Alternative Placement...
  • Page 25: Slip The Hx2 Into The Rubber Boot

    The rubber boot does not inhibit tethered devices, cradle docking, Hip Flip assembly or Armband assembly. Remove the rubber boot when placing the HX2 in a voice case. The rubber boot slips over the front and halfway down the sides of the HX2, leaving the touch screen, keypad, logo and the HX2 logo visible.
  • Page 26: Assemble The Hipflip

    2. Slide the belt through the loops on the Hip Flip. Do not put the hip flip on yet. 3. Slide the battery into the battery sleeve on the hip flip. 4. Snap all tethered devices to the connectors at the back of the HX2. 5. Snap the HX2 into the hip flip mounting brackets.
  • Page 27: Connecting The Headset Cable

    2. Headphones 3. Connects to voice cable end of voice cable Connect the HX2 voice cable I/O connector to the I/O port on the HX2. The HX2 internal microphone and speaker are automatically disabled. Slide the voice cable ends together until they click shut. Do not twist or bend the connectors.
  • Page 28: Adjust Headset / Microphone And Secure Cable

    The headset consists of an earpiece, a microphone, a clothing clip and a cable. The headset attaches to the audio cable end of the voice cable which attaches to the HX2. Align the audio connector and the headset quick connect cable end. Firmly push the cable ends together until they click and lock in place.
  • Page 29: Connect / Disconnect Battery

    To remove the battery cable from the HX2, first press downward on the Retaining Clip, then pinch and pull the cable connector straight up and away from the HX2. Do not use a metal object, or extreme force, to remove the cable connector from the HX2.
  • Page 30: Tapping The Touchscreen With A Stylus

    Tapping the Touchscreen with a Stylus Note: Always use the point of the stylus for tapping or making strokes on the touch screen. Never use an actual pen, pencil, or sharp/abrasive object to write on the touch screen. Hold the stylus as if it were a pen or pencil. Touch an element on the screen with the tip of the stylus then remove the stylus from the screen.
  • Page 31: Set Date And Time Zone

    The GrabTime utility can be configured to synchronize the time with a local server during each reboot function. Tap the Sync button to synchronize date and time with a networked time server. By default, the HX2 operating system first searches for a time server on the local intranet. If not found, it then searches the Internet for a time server. A connection to the Internet is required for this option.
  • Page 32: Set Speaker Volume

    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 HX2 emits a tone each time the volume increases or decreases.
  • Page 33: Set Power Scheme Timers

    System Idle timer has expired. When the User Idle timer is set to “Never”, the power scheme timers never place the HX2 in User Idle, System Idle or Suspend modes (even when the HX2 is idle).
  • Page 34: Touchscreen

    Adjusting the Display Backlight Timer Start | Settings | Control Panel | Display | Backlight The backlight settings use the Honeywell set of default timeouts and are synchronized to the User Idle setting in the Schemes tab in the Power control panel.
  • Page 35: Setup Terminal Emulation Parameters

    Setup Terminal Emulation Parameters Before you make a host connection, you will, at a minimum, need to know: the alias name or IP address (Host Address) and the port number (Telnet Port) of the host system to properly set up your host session. 1.
  • Page 36: Using The Applock Switchpad

    Click the switchpad icon in the taskbar. A checkmark on the switchpad menu indicates applications currently active or available for Launching by the HX2 user. When Keyboard, on the Switchpad Menu, is selected, the default input method (Input Panel, Transcriber, or custom input method) is activated.
  • Page 37: Connecting Bluetooth Devices

    The system administrator has also assigned a Computer Friendly Name using LXEZ Pairing Control Panel for the HX2. To connect Bluetooth devices, the HX2 should be as close as possible and in direct line of sight (distances up to 32.8 feet or 10 meters) with the targeted Bluetooth device during the discovery and pairing process.
  • Page 38: Reboot

    . Tap the OK button. Note: Because of the extreme nature of cold boot, Honeywell recommends using this command only as an emergency (or when instructed to do so as part of a specific HX2 procedure). The text typed in the text box can be upper or lower case or a combination of upper and lower case letters.
  • Page 39: Cleaning The Touchscreen And Scanner Aperture

    Cleaning the Touchscreen and Scanner Aperture Note: These instructions are for components made of glass. If there is a removable protective film sheet on the display, remove the film sheet before cleaning the screen. Keep fingers and rough or sharp objects away from the bar code reader scanning aperture and the mobile device touchscreen. If the glass becomes soiled or smudged, clean only with a standard household cleaner such as Windex®...
  • Page 40: Startup Help

    (in a linear fashion) and never just stop working. This is last more than a few hours. important to remember – the HX2 is always ‘on’ even when in the Suspend state and draws battery power at all times.
  • Page 41: Chapter 3: Product Agency Compliance - Hx2

    Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is connected. Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help. Notice Changes or modifications made to this equipment not expressly approved by Honeywell may void the FCC authorization to operate this equipment. EMC Directive Requirements This is a Class B product.
  • Page 42 Rate (SAR) limits. Highest reported SAR for the HX2 is 0.641W/kg on body. Any accessories not provided by Honeywell should not be used with this device. This device must not be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
  • Page 43: Laser Light Safety Statement

    Laser Light Safety Statement Warning: This product uses laser light. One of the following labels is provided on the scanner. Please read the Caution statement. (US) Mise én garde: Ce produit utilise un rayon laser. L’une des étiquettes suivantes est apposée sur le scanneur. Veuillez lire l’avertissement qu’elle contient.
  • Page 45: Important Safety Warnings - Desktop Cradle

    Keep dirt and foreign objects out of the battery pocket. Do not short circuit any of the contacts in the battery pocket, this could result in injury or property damage. Do not operate the Desktop Cradle if it has been dropped or damaged in any way. Return the Desktop Cradle to Honeywell for repair.
  • Page 46 Do not operate the Desktop Cradle with a damaged AC cord or plug. Honeywell does not recommend the use of any extension cord with the Desktop Cradle.
  • Page 47: Chapter 4: Technical Assistance

    Product Service and Repair: Honeywell International Inc. provides service for all of its products through service centers throughout the world. To obtain warranty or non-warranty service, please visit and select Support > Contact Service and Repair to see your region’s instructions on how to obtain a Return Material Authorization number (RMA #). You should do this prior to returning the product.
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