LXE VX8 Operation & User’s Manual

Operation & User’s Manual for LXE VX8 Docking Station, Handhelds (68 pages)

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  • Manufacturer: LXE
  • Category of Device: Docking Station, Handhelds
  • Document: VX8, File Type: PDF Operation & User’s Manual
  • Updated: 06-09-2023
  • Count of Pages: 68
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  • 2, LANGUAGE: ENGLISH Notices Notice: LXE Inc. reserves the right to make improvements or changes in the products described in this manual at any time without notice. While reasonable efforts have been made in the preparation of this document to assure its accuracy, LXE assumes no liability resulting fro…

  • 3, E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A VX8 User’s Guide Table of Contents THE VX8 VEHICLE MOUNT COMPUTER 1 Introduction............................................................................................................... 1 Document Conventions ..........................................................…

  • 4, LXE VX8 ii Table of Contents VX8 User’s Guide E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A Mounting Procedure ...............................................................................................................21 Step 1 – Mount Vehicle RAM Ball(s).................................................................................…

  • 5, LXE VX8 Table of Contents iii E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A VX8 User’s Guide Enter Data................................................................................................................ 44 Keyboard Entry..................................................................................................................…

  • 6, iv Table of Contents VX8 User’s Guide E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A Figure 25 Optional AC Power Supply ...............................................................................................................32 Figure 26 DC to DC Converter.....................................................................…

  • 7, LXE VX8 E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A VX8 User’s Guide The VX8 Vehicle Mount Computer Introduction The VX8 Vehicle Mount Computer (VMC) is a rugged, vehicle-mounted, PC (Personal Computer) equipped with a Microsoft® Windows® operating system. The VX8 is capable of wireless data communications from a fork-lift …

  • 8, 2 Introduction VX8 User’s Guide E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A Document Conventions This reference guide uses the following document conventions: ALL CAPS All caps are used to represent disk directories, file names, and application names. Menu|Choice Rather than use the phrase “choose the Save command from …

  • 9, Quick Start 3 E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A VX8 User’s Guide Quick Start This section’s instructions are based on the assumption that your new system is pre-configured and requires only accessory installation (e.g. antenna, external keyboard and/or barcode scanner) and a power source. Use this guide as you wou…

  • 10, LXE VX8 4 Components VX8 User’s Guide E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A Components 76 5 4 3 21 98 10 11 12 Figure 1 VX8 Components, Bottom Position Function 1 Power supply (12V DC 50W) 2 Mic. in 3 Audio out 4 COM2 RS232 +12V 5 COM1 RS232 +5V 6 VGA (external monitor) 7 Multipurpose connector (USB 2.0, RS232, +1…

  • 11, Components 5 E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A VX8 User’s Guide On/Off Button Screen Brightness 4 3 2 1 1. Power LED 2. UPS Mode LED 3. Hard Drive LED 4. Light Sensor Figure 3 VX8 Components, Front Function Power LED Off and not powered Off (no light) Off but powered Green flash very slow Op…

  • 12, 6 The Full-Screen Display VX8 User’s Guide E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A The Full-Screen Display The VX8 Display is a TFT color unit capable of supporting SVGA graphics modes. The maximum resolution is 800 x 600 pixels. Microsoft Windows Control Panel The Microsoft Windows Control Panel and System Tray i…

  • 13, The Keyboards 7 E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A VX8 User’s Guide The Keyboards The following keyboard options are available for the VX8: • LXE VMT 95-key QWERTY keyboard with integrated pointing device – a customized rugged keyboard connected to the VX8 via an adapter cable. • LXE VMT 60-key QWERTY keyboard – a cu…

  • 14, 8 The Keyboards VX8 User’s Guide E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A LXE 95-key QWERTY Keyboard with Pointing Device Designed for ease of use with Windows operating systems, the 95-key keyboard with pointing device connects via a cable to the PS/2 ports on the VX8. Additional Windows keys (the Windows logo key an…

  • 15, LXE VX8 The Keyboards 9 E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A VX8 User’s Guide Keyboard Backlight The 95-key keyboard backlights each key with an LED. The keyboard backlight is manually controlled using the “backlight” key in the upper right hand corner of the keyboard. Pressing the backlight key cycles the keyb…

  • 16, 10 The Keyboards VX8 User’s Guide E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A LXE 60-key QWERTY Keyboard The 60-key keyboard has 101 keyboard functions, including a numeric keyboard pad. Please refer to Appendix A, “Key Maps”, for keypress combinations. ESC SHIFT 2ND ALT SP F1 F2 F3 F4 F5 F6 F7 F8 F9 CAPS BREAK R/S B C MN ADF G H J…

  • 17, LXE VX8 The Keyboards 11 E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A VX8 User’s Guide Unused Key Functions There are several key functions on the 60-key keyboard that are not used on the VX8. These include: • <2nd> <F3> – The Resume/Suspend function is not used as Microsoft Windows controls all power management mo…

  • 18, 12 The Keyboards VX8 User’s Guide E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A CAPS LED This LED indicates the state of the keyboard CapsLock mode. If CapsLock is enabled this LED is illuminated green. When CapsLock is off, the LED is dark. B D CAPS F1 Figure 8 The CapsLock Key Press <2 nd > then <F1> to toggle Caps…

  • 19, The Keyboards 13 E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A VX8 User’s Guide Control Keys The VMT keyboard has several control keys. Because of the construction of the VX8 and the Microsoft Windows operating system, many of the Control Keys are not used on the VX8. Note: The 2 nd functions of the <F4> and <F5>keys are…

  • 20, LXE VX8 14 The Keyboards VX8 User’s Guide E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A General Windows Keyboard Shortcuts Use the keyboard shortcuts in the chart below to navigate with any VX8 keyboard. These are standard keyboard shortcuts for Windows applications. Press these keys … To … CTRL + C Copy CTRL + X Cut CTRL …

  • 21, The Keyboards 15 E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A VX8 User’s Guide Non-LXE Keyboard/Mouse The VX8 accepts a PS/2 keyboard and/or mouse attached to the VX8 using the PS/2 ports. Please refer to documentation provided with the PS/2 keyboard and mouse for more information on their operation. Software Keyboard…

  • 22, 16 Power Supply VX8 User’s Guide E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A Power Supply Vehicle power input for the VX8 is dependent on the power supply selected. Availability of power supplies may vary by region: VX89A301PSDC9TO36V, Power Supply, DC/DC for 9-36V trucks, 60W VX89A302PSDC48V, Power Supply, DC/DC for 18…

  • 23, LXE VX8 Getting Help 17 E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A VX8 User’s Guide Getting Help All LXE manuals are now available on one CD and they can also be viewed/downloaded from the LXE website. Contact your LXE representative to obtain the LXE Manuals CD. You can also get help from LXE by calling the telephone numbers listed on the LXE…

  • 25, LXE VX8 E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A VX8 User’s Guide Installation Install Mounting Brackets Caution: This device is intended to transmit RF energy. For protection against RF exposure to humans and in accordance with FCC rules and Industry Canada rules, this transmitter should be installed such that a minimum…

  • 26, LXE VX8 20 Install Mounting Brackets VX8 User’s Guide E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A RAM Mount System The following RAM balls are used to mount the VX8: D-sized (2.25”) balls and arms Used to mount the VX8 when a single RAM ball is ordered on the back of the VX8. A D-sized ball is also used on the truck. C-sized (1.5”) balls…

  • 27, Install Mounting Brackets 21 E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A VX8 User’s Guide Mounting Procedure Step 1 – Mount Vehicle RAM Ball(s) Determine the position for mounting the RAM ball(s). Be sure to position the RAM ball(s) to allow access to the switches and ports on the bottom of the VX8. Depending on th…

  • 28, 22 Install Mounting Brackets VX8 User’s Guide E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A Step 2 – Prepare VX8 The VX8 is delivered with one or two RAM balls installed depending on the configuration ordered. If an integrated keyboard bracket is to be mounted to the rear of the VX8, follow the procedure below. Otherwise, skip to the ne…

  • 29, Install Mounting Brackets 23 E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A VX8 User’s Guide 5. Install the 1.5” (C-size) RAM ball on the keyboard bracket using four M5 locking nuts. 6. Install the keyboard bracket and the 2.25” (D-Size) RAM ball (removed previously) onto the back of the VX8. Use three M5x20 screws with three tapered …

  • 30, LXE VX8 24 Install Mounting Brackets VX8 User’s Guide E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A Step 3 – Attach Keyboard to Bracket LXE Keyboards If using the optional integrated keyboard mount, attach the keyboard to keyboard mounting plate, using the appropriate screws: • For the 95 key keyboard, use four 8-32x5/8 screw…

  • 31, Install Mounting Brackets 25 E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A VX8 User’s Guide Step 4 – Attach VX8 and Keyboard Assembly to RAM Base Single RAM ball 1. Use a single D-sized RAM arm to attach the VX8 assembly to the RAM ball on the vehicle. 2. Use a single C-sized RAM arm to attach the keyboard assembly to the C…

  • 32, LXE VX8 26 Install Mounting Brackets VX8 User’s Guide E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A Completed Assembly Samples of completed VX8 bracket assemblies are shown below VX89A021KIT21 including RAM ball base and LXE keyboard bracket VX89A025KIT25 including RAM ball base and generic keyboard bracket Figure 15 Completed RAM Moun…

  • 33, LXE VX8 Removing the Port Lid 27 E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A VX8 User’s Guide Removing the Port Lid Before any cables can be attached to the VX8, the port lid must be removed. The port lid is held in place with eight (8) Torx 20 screws. Remove the screws and the port lid and set aside for reinstallation once all access…

  • 34, LXE VX8 28 Connect Keyboard VX8 User’s Guide E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A Connect Keyboard The VX8 has PS/2 connectors for the keyboard and mouse. Figure 17 Keyboard and Mouse Connectors LXE VMT Keyboard The VX8 has PS/2 connectors for the keyboard and mouse. The connectors are color coded (green for keybo…

  • 35, Connect Serial Barcode Scanner 29 E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A VX8 User’s Guide Connect Serial Barcode Scanner ! Refer to the documentation received with the barcode scanner for complete instructions. Read all warnings and caution labels. Please note Pin 9 of COM2 provides +12V and should not be used for a sc…

  • 36, 30 Connect USB Devices VX8 User’s Guide E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A Connect USB Devices The VX8 provides an internal USB port and an external USB. Internal USB Port An internal USB port is provided behind the user access panel on the top of the VX8. 1. Loosen the screws securing the access panel cover so …

  • 37, LXE VX8 Connect Ethernet Cable 31 E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A VX8 User’s Guide Connect Ethernet Cable Figure 22 Connect Ethernet Cable 1. Insert the network cable and ensure it is firmly seated in the connector jack. 2. To remove the Ethernet cable, press the release tab on the cable end. Connect External Headset…

  • 38, 32 Connect Power Cable VX8 User’s Guide E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A Connect Power Cable Figure 24 Connect Power Cable to VX8 External AC Power Supply, Optional Figure 25 Optional AC Power Supply How To: Connect External Power Supply 1. Turn the VX8 off. 2. Connect the appropriate detachable cordset to th…

  • 39, LXE VX8 Connect Power Cable 33 E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A VX8 User’s Guide Vehicle 12-80VDC Power Connection Connecting Cables to Power Sources The DC to DC converter is used to power the VX8. The converter must be used with the VX8 regardless of vehicle voltage. Specifications for electrical supply Input Voltage Always…

  • 40, LXE VX8 34 Connect Power Cable VX8 User’s Guide E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A How To: Connect Vehicle Electrical Connection 1. Please review the proper wiring schematic illustration, later in this section, before beginning power cable install. 2. The computer must be powered off. 3. Begin by connecting the power cabl…

  • 41, Connect Power Cable 35 E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A VX8 User’s Guide 6. If the blackout screen box is used for the VX8 installation, attach the stripped wire ends to the box. Refer to the applicable following diagram and the label on the blackout screen box for proper wiring connection. Figure 27 …

  • 42, 36 Connect Power Cable VX8 User’s Guide E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A Wiring Schematic with Blackout Screen Box Figure 29 Power Cable Routing with Blackout Screen Box …

  • 43, Strain Relief Cable Clamps 37 E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A VX8 User’s Guide Strain Relief Cable Clamps Use the strain relief to prevent the contacts from disconnecting from the unit while operating. The brackets for strain relief can be turned around to fit various contact lengths. Use strain relief brackets …

  • 44, 38 Securing Port Lid VX8 User’s Guide E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A Securing Port Lid The screws used for the port lid should be alternately tightened to provide proper dust and moist protection (IP65 requirement). There are eight (8) Torx 20 screws securing the port lid. Figure 32 Mounting the Port Lid …

  • 45, E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A VX8 User’s Guide Operation Powering On/Off Connect the VX8 to a power source, either AC or Vehicle. The power (on/off) switch is located on the front of the VX8. The switch is sealed by a rubber membrane. The Status LED on the VX8 is illuminated when the power is on: Press the p…

  • 46, LXE VX8 40 Powering On/Off VX8 User’s Guide E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A Reset Key Sequence (Reboot) Note: The <CTRL> + <ALT> + <DEL> function can be used to shut down a Microsoft Windows application or reboot the computer. The keypress brings up the “Task Manager” window. To reboot the …

  • 47, Keyboard Backlight 41 E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A VX8 User’s Guide Keyboard Backlight LXE VMT keyboards feature LEDs that illuminate the individual keys. 95 Key Keyboard The backlight is manually controlled using the “backlight” key in the upper right hand corner of the keyboard. Pressing the backli…

  • 48, LXE VX8 42 Display and Touchscreen VX8 User’s Guide E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A Display and Touchscreen The VX8 Display is a thin-film transistor display capable of supporting SVGA graphics modes. Display size is 800 x 600 pixels. The display covering is designed to resist stains. The touch screen allows signature capture and …

  • 49, Power Management 43 E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A VX8 User’s Guide Calibrating the Touchscreen Although the touch screen is installed and calibrated at the factory, users may make adjustments to it by using the Fujitsu Touch Panel on the Microsoft Windows Programs menu. To calibrate the touchscreen, select Start | P…

  • 50, 44 Laser Barcode Scanner Warnings VX8 User’s Guide E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A Laser Barcode Scanner Warnings • Do not look into the laser’s lens. • Do not stare directly into the laser beam. • Do not remove the laser caution labels from the scanner. • Do not connect the laser barcode module to any other…

  • 51, LXE VX8 Enter Data 45 E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A VX8 User’s Guide Keyboard Entry Refer to “Appendix A Key Maps” for specific keypresses. The keyboard is used to manually input data that is not collected otherwise. Almost any function that a full sized computer keyboard can provide is duplicated on the LXE VMT keyboard…

  • 52, LXE VX8 46 Enter Data VX8 User’s Guide E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A Scanner Entry The following section is directed toward a generic tethered scanner connected to the COM1 serial port on the VX8. Aiming the Barcode Scanner Aim the scanner away from you, direct it at the barcode and press the trigger to scan. T…

  • 53, E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A VX8 User’s Guide Appendix A Key Maps 95-key Keypad with Pointing Device Esc F2 F3 F4 F5 F6 F7 F8 F9 F10 F11 F12 Print Screen SysRq Scroll Lock Pause Break Fn ` 1234567890 - = BackSpace Num Lock / * - Tab QWE R T Y U I OP [] \ {} | 789 456 12 0 3 Home PgUp Caps ASDFGHJKL ; ' : &quo…

  • 54, 48 60-key Standard Keypad VX8 User’s Guide E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A 60-key Standard Keypad ESC SHIFT 2ND ALT SP F1 F2 F3 F4 F5 F6 F7 F8 F9 CAPS BREAK R/S B C MN ADF G H J KL S VXZ @ # $% ^ & * () F10 BKLT INS BKSP EIO P RT U WY CTRL ! |\ :; ‘ ,. ? ~ _ Home END ENTER PgUp PgDn 0 . 12 4 5 / 7 8 - + = { } []…

  • 55, 60-key Standard Keypad 49 E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A VX8 User’s Guide Press These Keys and Then To get this key 2 nd Shift Ctrl Alt CapsLock Press this key BackTab x Tab Ctrl-Break 2 x x F2 Pause x x F3 Up Arrow Up Arrow Down Arrow Down Arrow Right Arrow Right A…

  • 56, LXE VX8 50 60-key Standard Keypad VX8 User’s Guide E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A Press These Keys and Then To get this key 2 nd Shift Ctrl Alt CapsLock Press this key i I j J k K l L m M n N o O p P q Q r R s S t T u U v V…

  • 57, LXE VX8 60-key Standard Keypad 51 E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A VX8 User’s Guide Press These Keys and Then To get this key 2 nd Shift Ctrl Alt CapsLock Press this key W x W X x X Y x Y Z x Z 1 (alpha) x x 1 2 (alpha) x x 2 3 (alpha) x x 3 4 (alpha) x x 4 5 (alpha) x x …

  • 58, LXE VX8 52 60-key Standard Keypad VX8 User’s Guide E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A Press These Keys and Then To get this key 2 nd Shift Ctrl Alt CapsLock Press this key * (alpha) x x I : (colon) x D ; (semicolon) x F ? x L ` x N _ (underscore) x M , (comma) x …

  • 59, E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A VX8 User’s Guide Appendix B Regulatory Notices and Safety Information FCC Information: This device complies with FCC Rules, part 15. Operation is subject to the following conditions: 1. This device may not cause harmful interference and 2. This device must accept any interfere…

  • 60, LXE VX8 54 Regulatory Notices VX8 User’s Guide E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A The product complies with the harmonized European standards and technical specifications listed below: EN 61000-6-4:2001 EN 61000-6-2:2005 FCC part 15 Subpart B Additionally all models are CB certified and comply with the standard below. IEC 60950-1:200…

  • 61, Regulatory Notices 55 E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A VX8 User’s Guide ! Lithium Battery Safety Statement ! Caution: Lithium battery inside. Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only with same or equivalent type recommended by battery manufacturer. (US) Attention: Contient une pile d…

  • 62, 56 Regulatory Notices VX8 User’s Guide E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A ! Lithium Battery Safety Statement ! (GR) (KR) (JP) (CN) D i kk at: (TR) Legend: Chinese CN Italian IT Danish DK Japanese JP Dutch NL Korean KR English US Norwegian NO Finnish FI Portuguese PT …

  • 63, Regulatory Notices 57 E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A VX8 User’s Guide Français Avertissement et emarque Le manuel n'explique pas comment installer et utiliser le système d'exploitation ou les applications. Avertissement ! Vous avertit des risques de dommages pour les individus ou les biens. S…

  • 65, E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A VX8 User’s Guide Index A Aim Barcode Scanner..............................................49 B Barcode Scanner......................................................29 Barcode scanner data entry......................................48 Beam, Long Range Scanner .............................…

  • 66, 60 Index VX8 User’s Guide E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A Keyboard data entry ................................................48 keyboard shortcuts...................................................14 L Laser Aperture.........................................................29 Laser barcode scanner warnings....…

  • 67, Index 61 E-EQ-VX8OGWW-A VX8 User’s Guide Windows Closing a Window ..............................................43 Control Panel ........................................................6 Help Screens .........................................................6 Power Management ...............................…

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