DRS Tactical Systems 622ANH Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 User Manual Manual

DRS Tactical Systems, Inc. Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 Manual

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USER’S GUIDE | REVISION -
MODEL X7 HAND-HELD COMPUTER
Copyright 2008-2009, DRS Tactical Systems, Inc., Melbourne, Florida. All Rights Reserved.
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Trade Compliance Statement
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THE INFORMATION DISCLOSED IN THIS DOCUMENT IS PROPRIETARY DATA OF DRS TACTICAL SYSTEMS, INC., AND MAY NOT BE
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DISTRIBUTION AUTHORIZED FOR USE PER DOCUMENT NUMBER 9120-02737-0100. VALIDATION REQUIRED FOR PLANNING, TESTING,
INSPECTION, MANUFACTURING, PROCUREMENT AND QUOTES.
Other Compliance:
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital device,
pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This equipment generates,
uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and used in accordance with
the instructions, may cause harmful interference to radio communications. However, there is no
guarantee that interference will not occur in a particular installation. If this equipment does
cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning
the equipment off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or
more of the following measures:
o Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
o Increase the separation between the equipment and receiver.
o Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
connected.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules and Industry. Operation is subject to the
following two condition:
(1) This device may not cause harmful interference, and
(2) This device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.”
For body-worn operation, this computer has been tested and meets the FCC RF exposure
guidelines set forth for an uncontrolled environment when used with ARMOR supplied
accessories, or accessories designed specifically for this product. Use of other accessories
may not ensure compliance with FCC RF exposure guidelines.
If both WWAN and WLAN radio modules are installed, they may not be operated
simultaneously. These transmitters must not be co-located or operated in conjunction with any
other antenna or transmitter.
This X7 tablet computer has been tested for compliance with ATEX directive 94/9/EC.
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NOTICE
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without notice. Information contained herein is for reference only and does not constitute a
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Copyright 2010, DRS Tactical Systems, Inc., Melbourne, Florida. All Rights Reserved
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WARNING SUMMARY
This device is a Class I, Division 2, Groups A-D, T5 product. The ARMOR X7 complies with all
applicable industrial health and safety requirements. However there are certain safety
considerations such as battery safety that you need to be aware of. Please read and comply
with all warnings and cautions in this guide and in all other X7 documentation.
A “ Warning! notice indicates a condition or action that could possibly result in injury or
death to the user. A “ Caution! notice indicates a condition or action that could result in
loss of data or damage to equipment.
WARNING!
EXPLOSION HAZARD DO NOT DISCONNECT WHILE CIRCUIT IS
LIVE UNLESS AREA IS KNOWN TO BE NON-HAZARDOUS.
AVERTISSEMENT-RISQUE D'EXPLOSION. NE PAS DÉBRANCHER
TANT QUE LE CIRCUIT EST SOUS TENSION, À MOINS QU'IL NE
S'AGISSE D'UN EMPLACEMENT NON DANGEREUX.
WARNING!
EXPLOSION HAZARD BATTERIES MUST ONLY BE CHANGED IN
AN AREA KNOWN TO BE NON-HAZARDOUS.
AVERTISSEMENT-RISQUE D'EXPLOSION - AFIN D'ÉVITER TOUT
RISQUE D'EXPLOSION, S'ASSURER QUE L'EMPLACEMENT EST
DÉSIGNÉ NON DANGEREUX AVANT DE CHANGER LA BATTERIE.
WARNING!
Do not drop or mishandle the batteries, immerse them in water, or
subject them to high heat. Doing so could increase the risk of
explosion or leakage, and possibly cause injury.
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WARNING!
The lithium-
ion batteries used in this equipment contain material
that is hazardous to your health. If battery contents come in contact
with the eyes, IMMEDIATELY flush the affected area with clean
water for 15 minutes and have someone else summon medical
attention for you. Unaffected persons should assist the affected
individual in the vital first flushing of the eyes.
WARNING!
If battery material comes in contact with the skin, flush the affected
area with clean water and seek immediate medical treatment.
WARNING!
Place all shipping bags and packing materials safely out of the
reach of small children, especially infa
nts and toddlers. These
items may pose a choking or suffocation hazard.
WARNING!
Changes or modifications not performed by, or expressly authorized
by, DRS Tactical Systems, Inc
could be hazardous to your health,
could cause damage to the equipment, could void your warranty,
could void your authority to operate the equipment, or could result
in all of the above.
CAUTION!
Use this product only in vehicles with a +11 to +16 VDC ± 2%.
Voltages outside this range could cause unstable operation or
result in permanent damage to the computer.
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CAUTION!
DO NOT connect the DC power supply from a Rapid Battery
Charger into the computer or docking mechanism. This power
supply is 24 VDC and will cause permanent damage to the
computer.
CAUTION!
DO NOT connect the computer to more than one power source at a
time such as with the AC adapter connected to the computer and
vehicle power connected to the docking station. Permanent
damage to the X7 batteries or to the computer itself may result.
CAUTION!
When using the provided AC adapter, the maximum safe ambient
operating temperature is 40°C.
CAUTION!
Use only the battery originally supplied with your ARMOR X7 or
one recommended by DRS.
The use of any other battery could
create a hazardous condition and possibly damage your computer.
CAUTION!
Recharging the battery must only be carried out in a non-
hazardous area using the supplied AC adapter. The definition of
hazardous areas can be found in Standard EN 60079-10.
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CAUTION!
DO NOT use this unit in classified areas unsuitable for its safety
ratings.
NE PAS UTILISER CETTE UNITÉ EN ZONES AINSI
CLASSÉES IMPROPRES À SA COTE DE SÉCURITÉ
CAUTION!
When using IEEE 802.11a wireless LAN [in Canada], this product is
restricted to indoor use due to its operation in the 5.15- to 5.25-
GHz frequency range. Industry Canada requires this product to be
used indoors for the frequency range of 5.15 GHz to 5.25 GHz to
reduce the potential for harmful interference to co-channel mobile
satellite systems. High p
ower radar is allocated as the primary
user of the 5.25- to 5.35-GHz and 5.65 to 5.85-GHz bands. These
radar stations can cause interference with and/or damage to this
device.
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Table of Contents
WARNING SUMMARY ........................................................................................................... 6
1. Welcome and Introduction ................................................................. 20
Your ARMOR X7 Purchase ...................................................................................................21
About This Guide ...................................................................................................................22
Viewing, Navigating, and Printing this Guide ..........................................................................22
Terminology Used in this Guide .............................................................................................22
Please Help Us Maintain Top Quality Documentation ............................................................22
2. Getting to Know your ARMOR X7 ...................................................... 24
Processor and Operating System ..........................................................................................24
Data Storage .........................................................................................................................24
Dual Screen Display ..............................................................................................................24
Video Graphics ......................................................................................................................25
Wireless .................................................................................................................................25
Wireless LAN ....................................................................................................................25
Optional WWAN Support ...................................................................................................25
Optional GPS Capability ........................................................................................................25
Audio .....................................................................................................................................25
Batteries ................................................................................................................................26
ARMOR Flexspace™.............................................................................................................26
ARMOR X7 Specifications .....................................................................................................27
Front Panel Features .............................................................................................................33
Left and Right Control Panels ............................................................................................34
Indicator Panel ..................................................................................................................35
Ambient Light Sensor (ALS) ..............................................................................................36
Speaker .............................................................................................................................36
Noise Cancelling Stereo Microphones ...............................................................................36
Rear Panel Features ..............................................................................................................37
Cooling Register ................................................................................................................37
Batteries ............................................................................................................................38
Webcam ............................................................................................................................39
Bottom Panel Features ..........................................................................................................40
Included Components, Accessories and Support ...................................................................41
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Active Pen with Tether .......................................................................................................41
AC Adapter ........................................................................................................................41
ARMOR Cloth ...................................................................................................................42
Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Card Support.................................................................42
Secure Digital (SD) Card Reader Support .........................................................................42
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Support ...........................................................................42
Optional Accessories for Your X7 ..........................................................................................43
Compact Keyboard ............................................................................................................43
Desk Dock .........................................................................................................................44
Vehicle Dock .....................................................................................................................45
ARMOR Flexspace™ ........................................................................................................46
3. Getting Started .................................................................................... 48
Installing and Charging the Batteries .....................................................................................49
Turning On Your X7 for the First Time ...................................................................................51
Turning the Computer On Normally .......................................................................................51
Putting the Computer in Sleep Mode .....................................................................................51
Turning the Computer Off Normally .......................................................................................51
Emergency Shutdown ............................................................................................................52
Indicator State Summary .......................................................................................................52
Activating your Wireless Radios .............................................................................................53
Installing a Micro SD or SDHC Card ......................................................................................54
Accessing and Using the GPS Receiver ................................................................................56
Operating the X7 Display .......................................................................................................57
Adjusting the Screen Brightness ........................................................................................57
Automatic Adjustment........................................................................................................58
Automatic Mode Profiles ....................................................................................................58
Working with the Pen Screen .................................................................................................59
Your X7 Active Pen ...........................................................................................................59
Using the X7 Pen with the Pen Screen ..............................................................................59
Pen Screen Adjustments ...................................................................................................60
Pen Screen Calibration ......................................................................................................60
Working with the Touch Screen .............................................................................................61
Working with the Touch Screen .........................................................................................61
Touch Screen Adjustments................................................................................................61
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Touch Screen Calibration ..................................................................................................62
Entering Data Using the Input Panel ......................................................................................63
Accessing Input Panel .......................................................................................................63
Opening Input Panel with a Gesture ..................................................................................64
Editing Documents ............................................................................................................64
Using the FPS as a Simple Mouse Device .............................................................................65
Configuring Your Speakers ....................................................................................................67
Configuring Your Microphones ..........................................................................................68
Operating with the ARMOR X7 Vehicle Dock .........................................................................69
X7 RF and Non-RF Vehicle Docks ....................................................................................69
Using the Webcam ................................................................................................................72
Capturing Images and Video .............................................................................................72
Scanning a Barcode ..........................................................................................................73
Using the Screen Magnifier ....................................................................................................77
Tips for Proper Use and Care Of Your X7 ..............................................................................78
4. Networking .......................................................................................... 80
Managing the WI-FI Radio .....................................................................................................80
Controlling Your Wireless Radios ..........................................................................................83
Managing the WWAN Radio ..................................................................................................84
Installing the SIM Card ......................................................................................................84
Connecting to a WWAN .....................................................................................................86
Wireless Signal Quality ..........................................................................................................88
5. Your ARMOR X7 Software .................................................................. 89
Getting Started with Windows 7 .............................................................................................89
Help for Windows ..............................................................................................................89
ARMORutils Program ............................................................................................................90
ARMORutils Main Dialog Window ..........................................................................................90
Backlight Setup Dialog Window .............................................................................................91
Manual Adjustment ............................................................................................................91
Automatic Adjustment........................................................................................................91
Automatic Mode Profiles ....................................................................................................92
Switching Between Brightness Modes ...............................................................................92
Wireless Devices Dialog Window ...........................................................................................93
Radio ON/OFF Buttons .....................................................................................................93
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Docking RF Switch Button .................................................................................................93
Dock RF MUX Options ......................................................................................................94
Save Settings Button .........................................................................................................94
Radios ON/OFF Toggle Button ..........................................................................................94
Programmable Button Settings Dialog ...................................................................................95
Additional Capabilities .......................................................................................................96
Configuration Dialog Window .................................................................................................97
Installed Options ................................................................................................................97
Battery Monitor Dialog Window ..............................................................................................98
Battery 1 and 2 Information Buttons ..................................................................................99
Charger Settings Button .................................................................................................. 100
Screen Mode Setup Dialog Window ..................................................................................... 101
Diagnostics Dialog Window ................................................................................................. 102
ARMORutils About Window ................................................................................................. 103
Pen and Touch Utility ........................................................................................................... 104
Pen Options Tab ............................................................................................................. 104
Flicks Tab ........................................................................................................................ 106
Handwriting Tab .............................................................................................................. 106
Touch Tab ....................................................................................................................... 108
Tablet PC Settings Utility ..................................................................................................... 110
Display Tab ..................................................................................................................... 110
Other Tab ........................................................................................................................ 111
Pen Tablet Properties Utility................................................................................................. 112
Pen Tab .......................................................................................................................... 112
Pop-up Menu Tab ............................................................................................................ 116
Calibrate Tab ................................................................................................................... 118
Picasa 3® ............................................................................................................................ 119
Virtual Magnifying Glass™ ................................................................................................... 120
6. Troubleshooting................................................................................ 121
Determine the Problem ........................................................................................................ 121
Troubleshooting Flowcharts ................................................................................................. 124
TS-01 Tablet will not power up ........................................................................................ 124
TS-02 Tablet will not start boot process. Power is ok ...................................................... 125
TS-03 Tablet will not boot into Windows .......................................................................... 126
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TS-04 Tablet will not recognize a battery ......................................................................... 127
TS-05 Tablet is locked up ................................................................................................ 128
TS-06 Cannot connect to wireless network ..................................................................... 129
7. Backup and Restore Procedures ..................................................... 131
Backup with QuickBack™ .................................................................................................... 131
Disk Partitions ................................................................................................................. 131
How to Access QuickBack™ for Initial Set-Up and Help Features ................................... 132
Archive Backup ............................................................................................................... 132
User Backups .................................................................................................................. 133
System Recovery CD........................................................................................................... 133
8. Maintaining Your ARMOR X7 ........................................................... 135
Removing and Replacing the Solid State Drive .................................................................... 135
Removing and Replacing the Batteries ................................................................................ 136
Installing a SIM Card ........................................................................................................... 138
Installing a Micro SD or SDHC Card .................................................................................... 141
Changing the BIOS Settings ................................................................................................ 143
Changing the Power Button Default A .................................................................................. 145
Caring For the Display Screen ............................................................................................. 146
Monitoring the Health of Your ARMOR X7 ........................................................................... 147
Generating a Log of Temperature Variations ................................................................... 148
9. Display Management ........................................................................ 151
Brightness Adjustment ......................................................................................................... 151
Manual Brightness Adjustment ........................................................................................ 151
Automatic Adjustment...................................................................................................... 152
Automatic Mode Profiles .................................................................................................. 152
Calibrating the Display in Windows 7 ................................................................................... 153
Using ARMORutils .......................................................................................................... 153
Using the Tablet PC Settings Utility in Control Panel ....................................................... 153
Calibrating the Display in Windows XP ................................................................................ 156
Using ARMORutils .......................................................................................................... 156
Using the Pen Tablet Properties Utility (Pen Screen Only) .............................................. 156
Using the Touch Settings Utility (Windows XP)................................................................ 158
Rotating the Screen (Touch or Pen) ..................................................................................... 159
Using the Intel Graphics Options ..................................................................................... 159
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Using the Intel Graphics and Media Control Panel .......................................................... 160
Using a Keyboard “Hot Key” Combination ....................................................................... 161
10. Battery Management ....................................................................... 163
Safety and Handling Considerations for Your Batteries ........................................................ 164
When to Charge a Battery ................................................................................................... 164
Newly Received Batteries ................................................................................................ 164
Disconnected Batteries .................................................................................................... 164
Installed Batteries ............................................................................................................ 164
Fully Depleted Batteries .................................................................................................. 165
How to Charge Your Batteries ............................................................................................. 165
How to Tell When Batteries Have Finished Charging ........................................................... 167
Temperature Can Affect Recharging Times ..................................................................... 167
Battery Operating Time ........................................................................................................ 167
Operating under Low Battery Conditions.............................................................................. 168
What to Do if You Get a Low Battery Alert ....................................................................... 169
Avoiding Overly-Discharging Your Batteries .................................................................... 169
What to Do for Overly-Discharged Batteries .................................................................... 169
Battery Capacity .................................................................................................................. 170
Discharge/Recharge Cycles................................................................................................. 170
Battery Conditioning ............................................................................................................ 170
How to Optimize Battery Operating Time ............................................................................. 173
How to Monitor Battery Usage ............................................................................................. 173
Open the Task Bar Battery Window ................................................................................. 173
Open the ARMORutils Battery Monitor Page ................................................................... 174
When to Replace a Battery .................................................................................................. 174
Battery Warranty .................................................................................................................. 175
Where to Purchase Replacement Batteries ......................................................................... 175
How to Store Batteries When Not in Use ............................................................................. 176
Short-Term Storage ......................................................................................................... 176
Long-Term Storage ......................................................................................................... 176
Battery Tips for Best Performance ....................................................................................... 176
Disposing Of Your Batteries ................................................................................................. 177
11. DRS Technical Support .................................................................. 179
Before You Contact Us ........................................................................................................ 179
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How to Obtain Warranty Service .......................................................................................... 179
If You Need Further Information ........................................................................................... 181
Warranty Information ........................................................................................................... 182
General Information ......................................................................................................... 182
Length of Warranty .......................................................................................................... 182
Terms and Conditions ..................................................................................................... 182
Additional Information ...................................................................................................... 183
Acronyms............................................................................................................................. 184
Glossary .............................................................................................................................. 185
Appendix A .......................................................................................................................... 186
Explanation of Pen Side Button Options .......................................................................... 186
Appendix B .......................................................................................................................... 187
Using the X7 External Battery Charger ............................................................................ 187
Charger LED Status Indications ........................................................................................... 188
List of Figures
Figure 1. X7 Internal Block Diagram .........................................................................................31
Figure 2. ARMOR X7 Key Features Front View ...................................................................33
Figure 3. X7 Control Panels .....................................................................................................34
Figure 4. Indicator Panel ..........................................................................................................36
Figure 5. Key Features - Rear Panel ........................................................................................37
Figure 6. X7 Battery Bays ........................................................................................................38
Figure 7. Battery Fuel Gauge ....................................................................................................39
Figure 8. X7 Webcam ..............................................................................................................39
Figure 9. Key Features Bottom Panel....................................................................................40
Figure 10. The ARMOR X7 Pen ................................................................................................41
Figure 11. ARMOR X7 AC Adapter ..........................................................................................41
Figure 12. ARMOR Microfiber Cleaning Cloth ...........................................................................42
Figure 13. Compact Keyboard .................................................................................................43
Figure 14. X7 Desk Dock .........................................................................................................44
Figure 15. X7 Vehicle Dock ......................................................................................................45
Figure 16. Examples of X7 Vehicle Dock Mounting Configurations ..........................................45
Figure 17. ARMOR X7 Flexspace™ Adapter Concept .............................................................46
Figure 18. X7 Batteries Positioned for Installation ....................................................................49
Figure 19. Micro SD Card Socket ..............................................................................................54
Figure 20. U-Center GPS Application Window .........................................................................56
Figure 21. Armor Utilities Screen Backlight Tab ....................................................................57
Figure 22. Location of the Input Panel .......................................................................................63
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Figure 23. Input Panel Keyboard Opened on Desktop ..............................................................63
Figure 24. FPS Sensor Properties Window ..............................................................................65
Figure 25. Realtek HD Audio Manager - Speakers Main Tab ...................................................67
Figure 26. Microphone Main Tab..............................................................................................68
Figure 27. External Antenna Selection Options in ARMORutils .................................................70
Figure 28. Picasa Application Window .....................................................................................73
Figure 29. Sample Linear Barcode ...........................................................................................73
Figure 30. Webcam Barcode Scanner® Barcode Scanner Application Window .......................74
Figure 31. Sample 2D Barcode ................................................................................................75
Figure 32. QuickMark® Barcode Scanner Application Window ................................................76
Figure 33. A Captured 2D Barcode ..........................................................................................76
Figure 34. Virtual Magnifying Glass at Work .............................................................................77
Figure 35. Windows Network and Sharing Center ....................................................................82
Figure 36. Currently Connected and Available Wi-Fi Networks ................................................82
Figure 39. ARMORutils Wireless Devices Page .......................................................................83
Figure 40. X7 Rear Compartment ............................................................................................85
Figure 41. Sierra OneClick Connection Manager Window ........................................................87
Figure 42. Settings Window ......................................................................................................87
Figure 43. Windows 7 Welcome Page .....................................................................................89
Figure 44. ARMORutils Main Window ......................................................................................90
Figure 45. ARMORutils Backlight Setup Page..........................................................................91
Figure 46. ARMORutils Wireless Devices Page .......................................................................93
Figure 47. ARMORutils Programmable Button Settings Page ...................................................95
Figure 48. ARMORutils Programmable Button Settings Page Menu Options ............................96
Figure 49. ARMORutils Configuration Page .............................................................................97
Figure 50. ARMORutils Battery Monitor Dialog ........................................................................98
Figure 51. ARMORutils Battery Information Window .................................................................99
Figure 52. ARMORutils Charger Control Settings Window ...................................................... 100
Figure 53. ARMORutils Diagnostics Dialog ............................................................................ 102
Figure 54. ARMORutils About Window................................................................................... 103
Figure 55. Pen and Touch Utility Pen Options Tab .............................................................. 104
Figure 56. Pen and Touch Utility Flicks Tab ........................................................................ 106
Figure 57. Pen and Touch Utility Handwriting Tab .............................................................. 107
Figure 58. Pen and Touch Utility Touch Tab ....................................................................... 108
Figure 59. Touch Tab Virtual Mouse Pointer .......................................................................... 109
Figure 60. Tablet PC Settings Display Tab ........................................................................... 110
Figure 61. Tablet PC Settings Utility Other Tab ................................................................... 111
Figure 62. WACOM Pen Tablet Properties Window Pen Tab ............................................... 112
Figure 63. Settings and Options Supported by the ARMOR X7 Active Pen ............................. 113
Figure 64. Side Button Menu Options ..................................................................................... 114
Figure 65. Pen Tablet Properties - Advanced Settings Window ............................................. 115
Figure 66. Pen Tablet Properties Pop-up Menu Tab ........................................................... 116
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Figure 67. Pop-up Menu Add Options .................................................................................... 117
Figure 68. Pen Tablet Properties Window Calibrate Tab ..................................................... 118
Figure 69. Picasa 3 Image Capture Application...................................................................... 119
Figure 70. Virtual Magnifying Glass Application ...................................................................... 120
Figure 71. QuickBackGraphical User Interface .................................................................. 132
Figure 72. X7 Solid State Drive Location ................................................................................ 135
Figure 73. X7 Battery Pack Locations ..................................................................................... 137
Figure 74. X7 Rear Compartment .......................................................................................... 139
Figure 75. Micro SD Card Socket ............................................................................................ 141
Figure 76. Power Button Settings Options .............................................................................. 146
Figure 77. ARMORutils Diagnostics Dialog Window............................................................... 147
Figure 78. ARMORutils Event Recording Window .................................................................. 149
Figure 79. Sample Temperature Log File ................................................................................ 150
Figure 80. Armor Utilities Screen Backlight Tab ............................................................. 151
Figure 81. Tablet PC Settings Window .................................................................................... 153
Figure 82. Pen Tablet Properties Utility Window ..................................................................... 157
Figure 83. Touch Settings Utility Window ................................................................................ 158
Figure 84. Computer PC Settings Display Tab ....................................................................... 158
Figure 85. Intel Graphics Screen Rotation Options (from icon tray) ........................................ 159
Figure 86. Intel Graphics and Media Control Panel ................................................................ 160
Figure 87. Intel Graphics Panel Hot Key Manager ................................................................. 161
Figure 88. Low Battery Alert Message ................................................................................... 168
Figure 89. ARMORutils Battery Conditioning Window ............................................................ 172
Figure 90. Windows Battery Window Icon Examples.............................................................. 173
Figure 91. ARMORutils Battery Monitor Page ........................................................................ 174
Figure 92. ARMOR X7 Battery Label Example ....................................................................... 175
Figure 93. Inserting a Battery ................................................................................................. 188
List of Tables
Table 1. Power Button Actions .................................................................................................35
Table 2. Install the X7 Batteries ...............................................................................................50
Table 3. LED Indication Summary ............................................................................................52
Table 4. Installing the SC Card ................................................................................................54
Table 5. Pen Screen Actions. ...................................................................................................59
Table 6. Stylus Actions. ............................................................................................................61
Table 7. Configuring the FPS Mouse Function .........................................................................65
Table 8. FPS Mouse Actions ....................................................................................................66
Table 9. Configuring Your Speakers ........................................................................................67
Table 10. Configuring Your Microphones .................................................................................68
Table 11. Configuring the External Antennas ...........................................................................70
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Table 12. Capturing a Still Image or Video ................................................................................72
Table 13. Scan UPC-10, EAN-13 and ISBN Barcodes in Windows 7 ........................................74
Table 14. Scan Datamatrix and QR Format Barcodes in Windows 7 .........................................76
Table 15. View and Manage Network Connections ..................................................................81
Table 17. Installing a SIM Card ................................................................................................84
Table 18. Connecting to a WWAN.............................................................................................86
Table 19. ARMOR X7 Trouble Symptoms .............................................................................. 121
Table 20. Boot the X7 from the Recovery CD ........................................................................ 134
Table 21. Remove and Replace the Solid State Drive ............................................................ 136
Table 22. Remove and Replace a Battery .............................................................................. 137
Table 23. Installing a SIM Card .............................................................................................. 138
Table 24. Installing the SC Card ............................................................................................ 141
Table 25. Access the BIOS Setup Utility. ................................................................................ 143
Table 26. Record Bios Changes Here .................................................................................... 144
Table 27. Changing the Power Button Default Actions ........................................................... 145
Table 28. Generate a Temperature Variation Log .................................................................. 148
Table 29. Calibrate the Display Using the Tablet PC Settings Utility ...................................... 153
Table 30. Calibrate the Pen Screen Using the Pen Tablet Properties Utility ........................... 156
Table 31. Calibrate the Touch Screen Using the Touch Settings Utility .................................. 158
Table 32. Select How to Charge the Batteries ........................................................................ 166
Table 33. Recover an Overly-discharged Battery. ................................................................... 169
Table 34. Conditioning a Battery ............................................................................................. 171
Table 35. Charging a Battery ................................................................................................. 187
Table 36. Status Indicator Conditions ..................................................................................... 188
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1. WELCOME AND INTRODUCTION
Thank you for purchasing the ARMOR X7 ruggedized tablet computer with Intel® Mobile
technology. Your X7 is the first of a new line of durable, reliable, and easy-to-use small form
factor tablet computers.
The X7 is housed in a light-weight magnesium alloy frame surrounded by a durable plastic case,
and has sealed external connectors that are rated IP 67 level protection from dust, dirt, water
and other damaging elements.
Your batteries are hot-swappable, which means you can change them without the need for tools
and without interrupting normal computer operations. In addition, you now have both a touch
screen and an active pen screen at your fingertips.
We take pride in providing high-
quality products and superior customer
service. Thank you for choosing the DRS ARMOR X7, and for your trust in the
ARMOR line of products.
The ARMOR Team
The ARMOR X7 ruggedized
tablet
computer can be
mounted in a vehicle dock or
desk docking station (shown
here in a desk dock.
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Your ARMOR X7 Purchase
Your purchase includes the items and accessories shown below. Please confirm that all of
these items are present and in good condition. NOTE: If your X7 includes a solid state drive, it is
shipped already installed in the computer.
Contact your ARMOR X7 computer sales representative if any item is missing or
damaged.
ARMOR X7 Included Components and Accessories
COMPUTER
QUICK START GUIDE
AC ADAPTER
BATTERY (1 OR 2)
STYLUS WITH
LANYARD
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About This Guide
This user’s guide contains virtually all of the information required to setup and maintain your
ARMOR X7 computer. However, should you need additional technical information, please visit
our web site at: www.drsarmor.com, or call DRS Technical Support toll-free at 1-888-872-1100.
Viewing, Navigating, and Printing this Guide
This User’s Guide is installed on your ARMOR X7 computer in PDF format. To access it,
double-click on the icon on the desktop. You can click on any Figure or Table reference and on
the blue underlined text (links) to navigate within the guide or to access resources on the
Internet. Links to internet resources will change color after the first access to indicate the link
has been recently used; links to information within the document will not change color. The
latest version of Adobe PDF Reader is available for downloading free from www.adobe.com.
For best print results, use the Adobe Reader “Print “menu options.
Terminology Used in this Guide
As the result of long use and the evolution, some functions and buttons may be called by more
than one name and some of these names are used interchangeably, which can lead to
confusion. The following are some of the more common examples you may encounter in this
manual:
Standby = Stand By = Sleep
Windows Security Key Button = SAS Button = OEM Button = Side Button
Please Help Us Maintain Top Quality
Documentation
This guide was produced with the latest information available and verified for accuracy at the
time of its release. However, mistakes are possible, and product updates may supersede the
information in this guide. We encourage you to contact DRS Technical Support toll-free at 1-
888-872-1100 with suggestions and corrections so that we can maintain the highest possible
quality documentation for you and for future customers.
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2. GETTING TO KNOW YOUR ARMOR X7
The X7 is a rugged full-feature tablet PC. Its compact size and low
weight, coupled with a high-contrast display for use in bright
sunlight, make it ideal for field use. The X7 is rated IP67 for
protection from dust, dirt, water and other contaminating
elements.
It is specifically designed to support a full 8-hour shift operating on
one set of batteries. However, its hot-swap battery access means
you can change the batteries without the need for tools and
without interrupting normal computer operations.
Like its big brother, the X10gx, the X7 has a dual mode Touch and
Pen screen supporting both finger navigation and detailed graphic
positioning using a pen or stylus. Your X7 is ready for use
anywhere, any time.
Processor and Operating System
The X7 contains an Intel® 1.6GHz Pineview-M single core processor with up to 2 GB of 667
MHz DDR2 memory and 512 kb of level 2 cache. Your X7 comes with either the Microsoft
Windows7 Professional® or Windows 7 Ultimate® 32 bit operating system.
Data Storage
The X7 has a number of flexible solutions for data storage. It currently comes with 32 GB of
mSATA solid state mass storage when configured with the Gobi WWAN radio. If the WWAN
radio is not installed, the X7 is equipped with a 1.8” solid state drive of 32GB or 80GB capacity
in addition to the mSATA memory
Dual Screen Display
The X7 display has both an active pen screen and a touch screen combined into one display
that leverages the latest bonded LCD technologies. The pen screen allows you to navigate
without touching the screen surface and provides greater accuracy in handwriting or signature
capture. An active pen is provided with the X7. The touch screen allows using either a fingertip
or passive stylus for navigation and input.
The display defaults to touch mode until the pen screen digitizer senses the presence of an
active pen within approximately 1 cm of the screen surface and activates the pen screen. When
the active pen is moved away from the screen for a few seconds, the display will revert back to
touch mode.
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Video Graphics
The 200 MHz graphics controller is DirectX 9 compliant and supports both LVDS and VGA
video standards for an internal screen resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels (WSVGA) at 32 bpp color
depth.
The X7 also provides dual monitor support at the following resolutions:
SVGA (800x600)
WSVGA (1024 x 600)
XGA (1024x768)
WXGA (1280x720, 1280x800)
SXGA (1280x1024)
Wireless
Your ARMOR X7 comes equipped with WLAN capabilities. A WWAN radio and GPS receiver
are also available as options. .
Wireless LAN
The X7 is equipped with an 802.11 a/g/n Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6200 PCI Express Mini
card that can operate on the 2.4 and 5 GHz bands.
Optional WWAN Support
An optional PCI-e WWAN card can be installed in place of the solid-state drive. The X7 WWAN
supports the following networks:
CDMA2000 or EVDO mobile communications at 850/1900 MHz bands
HSPA on 850/1900/2100 MHz bands
GSM/GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 MHz bands
Optional GPS Capability
The X7 can be equipped with a global positioning system (GPS) receiver. This receiver uses
GPS satellites to calculate its current location and elevation. This information is then used by
installed applications.
Audio
A single internal speaker is provided, plus two sets of noise-cancelling microphones. An audio
jack is provided so you can connect a set of headphones, an external speaker or an external
microphone.
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Batteries
Two batteries are installed, one on either side of the X7, as shown in Figure 5. The X7 batteries
are high efficiency lithium-ion batteries that are “hot swappable.” That is, if you have two
batteries, you can replace one battery while the tablet operates on the other battery. With this
capability, you do not have to shut down the computer or interrupt your current operating
session in order to replace a battery. The X7 can operate for 8 or more hours on two fully
charged batteries and up to 4 hours on a single battery. Each battery has an LED “fuel gauge”
that indicates the current or remaining charge.
ARMOR Flexspace
The X7 has additional usable space and a flexible interface that allows for the use of custom
cards and modules. Refer to ARMOR Flexspace™ for a more detailed description of these
capabilities.
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ARMOR X7 Specifications
Operating System Microsoft Windows7 Professional® or Windows 7 Ultimate® 32 bit
Processor Intel® Embedded Luna Pier system architecture with Pineview-M
1.6GHz Single Core Processor
512 KB L2 Cache
533 MHz FSB
ICH8M I/O controller hub
Intel DX9 Graphics, 200MHz
1GB or 2GB, DDR2 667MHz SDRAM
Storage Removable SATA 3.0 Gb/sec interface (without WWAN Module)
64GB solid state hard drive (SSHD) 1.8” removable (standard)
Optional 128GB solid state hard drive (SSHD)
Optional 8GB or 16GB SSD nand flash memory
Support for optional 8GB, 16GB and 32GB SD/SDHC card
Display & Graphics 7.0” WSVGA 1024 x 600 Transmissive sunlight-readable LCD
Bonded and Anti-glare, anti-reflective screen treatments
LED backlighting with Automatic Light Sensor
Integrated stylus holder
Autosense dual mode digitizer, 2540 dots/inch (0.001mm resolution)
and resistive touch glass-film-glass, 2048 dots resolution (X&Y), 0.25
mm resolution and integrated polarizer for improved viewablity
Intel DX9 Graphics controller, 200MHz
Audio Integrated enhanced piezoelectric speaker
2 e
lement digital array microphone with dynamic noise cancelling
CODEC
Keyboard On-screen keyboard with Window7
Accepts standard size or compact USB keyboard using mini-USB
adapter (not included)
Camera 2.0 megapixel camera
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Cursor Control Touch screen controlled by fingertip or inert stylus
Pen screen controlled by inductive (active) pen
Optional external mouse using mini-USB adapter (not included)
Interface Connections Fixed I/O:
DC Power Jack
2x USB 2.0
RJ-45 LAN
Display Port
Docking I/O:
10V 30V DC power input
+5V, 2A auxiliary power output
3x USB 2.0
2x 5V Ground/Open Input Devices (GPIO)
Dock detect/dock enabled discrete
2 RF connector (SMB or Equiv.)
Mechanical features supporting one-handed docking
Wireless Standard:
802.11 A/G/N MIMO 1x2 Wireless LAN connectivity (WLAN)
Standard routing of GPS and WLAN to two RF ports
Optional:
Integrated GPS
Integrated WWAN Module and Antenna
o North America: CDMA2000/1xEVDO Rev A:
850MHz/1900MHz bands
o North America: GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSPA
850HMz/900MHz/1800MHz/1900MHz bands
o Europe: GSM/GPRS/EDGE/UMTS/HSDPA(2100)
800MHz/900MHz/1800MHz/1900/2100 MHz bands
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Flexspace Expansion Replacement of 2nd/right side battery pack
+5V, 1A & +3.3V, 1A power for active modules
User accessible open-
source interface support for 3rd party or
application specific functions:
1x PCIe port
SIM Card socket
4x GPIO for remote control/sense
2x USB 2.0 ports
1x RS-232 port
RGB video
HD Audio
+5V, 1A & +3.3V, 1A power for active modules
Power Supply Battery support
Twin hot-
swappable lithium polymer battery pack (2S2P,
5600mAh each) one or two battery pack operation
Battery operation: 8+ hours
Battery charging time: TBS hours off, TBS hours on
AC Adapter: AC 100V-
240V 50/60Hz, Auto sensing/switching
worldwide power supply
Security Features Password security
Support for encrypted drives
TPM security chip v.1.2
Fingerprint scanner
ISO 7816 Smart Card (FIPS 201) compliant
Durability Features MIL-STD-810G certified (6' drop)
IP67 certified including battery pack
Injection molded plastic housing with internal magnesium frame and
rubber over mold in hand grip areas
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Operational Features -20 to +60°C operating/-40 to +70°C storage
20°C/min temperature shock (operating)
+5°C to 60°C, 95% RH
20,000 feet altitude
Composite wheeled vehicle vibration
30g, 11ms, half-sine operational shock
IP67 IEC 60529 egress
Compatibility with DRS Environmental fluids: Cat I
I Chemical
Solvents, Cat III Cleaners and Cat IV Industrial Chemicals
UV exposure
ESD 22 kV air Optional: ISAFE: UL 1604 Class I, Division 2, Groups
A, B, C and D; CSA C22.2 No. 213-M1987; EN60079-0, EN60079-
15:2005 (ATEX)
Regulatory
Certifications
TUV
CSA
FCC Part 15
CE Mark
E-Mark
C-Tick
Energy Star
EPEAT (Gold Level)
I-SAFE/ATEX
Weight and
Dimensions
2.5 lbs / 1.13 Kg (including strap, handle and one battery)
8.9” x 5.9” x 1.4” (center) 2.1” (Hand Grips) / 225 x 150 x 35 mm
(center) 54 mm (Hand Grips)
Warranty 3-year limited warranty, parts & labor
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Pineview-M
DDR2
1GB/2GB
ICH8-M
AZALIA
CODEC
SATA 0
HDA
Winbond
WPCE773L
LPC
TPM
LCD Display
Signals go to docking connector
Signals go to tablet connector
ROM
LVDS
SATA II 1.8" SSD
16/32/64GB AES1660 FPR
USB Connector
Audio Out (Lt/Rt)
2MP Camera
Internal Speaker
Signals go to expansion connector
Digital Microphone x2
PCIe X1
8/16/32GB SD/
SDHC
DOCK Conn
GPIO
DOCK
Conn
Microphone Input
Touch Panel
Controller
Optically Bonded
LCD Assy
PCIe X1
Bluetooth
USB Hub
Battery Exp
USB 0
USB 1
USB 2
USB 7
USB 9
Mini-PCIe WLAN
Mini-PCIe GPS
NFLASH 8/16GB SSD
Memory Down
SATA 1
GPIO
EXP
Conn
Button
Board
Backlight
Driver
LED
Board
GPIO
Power Supply/
Charger
Battery #1 – 2S2P
7.4v, 40WHr
Battery #1 – 2S2P
7.4v, 40WHr
Input Voltage
10V-30VDC,
2A (max)
(19V Nominal) DOCK Conn
DC Jack
1.7mm/3.5mm
X4 DMI
DOCK Conn
USB 3
Battery Exp
USB 4
DOCK Conn
ITE
UT311-Q3
USB 8 Flexspace Exp
USB 5
USB 6
PWM
Flexspace Exp PCIe X1
Half-Size
Half-Size
SIO
Flexspace Exp
Flexspace Exp
Flexspace Exp VGA
Figure 1. X7 Internal Block Diagram
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Front Panel Features
NOTE
All references to front/back, top/bottom and left/right are relative
to the face-on view as shown in Figure 2 .
Figure 2. ARMOR X7 Key Features Front View
FINGERPRINT
SCANNER
DUAL SCREEN
DISPLAY
WLAN / WWAN / GPS
ANTENNAS
NOISE CANCELLING
MICROPHONES
RIGHT
CONTROL
PANEL
INDICATOR
PANEL
LEFT
CONTROL
PANEL
SPEAKER
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Left and Right Control Panels
There are 6 momentary contact push buttons and a fingerprint scanner sensor located on two
control panels on either side of the X7 display, as shown in Figure 3.
Figure 3. X7 Control Panels
Programmable Buttons P1, P2, P3
These buttons can be used to control different functions such as controlling brightness or
changing volume level. Press and release a button to activate or toggle the function. Refer to
the description of the Programmable Button Settings for information on how to select available
options.
Fingerprint Scanner (FPS)
The fingerprint scanner sensor is used with security software to allow you to log onto the
computer or gain access to specific applications. Use of the scanner requires specialized
software that is not provided with the X7.
It can also be used to steer the on-screen cursor and perform some simple mouse functions.
Normally, this requires third-party software that does not come with the X7. However, we have
provided some introductory software that will allow you to explore this feature. Refer to Using
the FPS as a Simple Mouse Device.
Fn (Function) Button
This button is used with programmable buttons P1, P2 and P3 to activate three additional
functions. Press and release the Fn button and then press and release P1, P2 or P3 to activate
FPS SENSOR/
MOUSE
DEVICE
WINDOWS SECURITY
KEY BUTTON
POWER ON/OFF
BUTTON
FUNCTION (Fn)
BUTTON
PROGRAMMABLE
BUTTONS
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the function. Refer to the description of the Programmable Button Settings for information on
how to select available options for each combination.
Windows Security Attention Sequence (SAS) Button
This button is also called the "Side Button” or “OEM” Button. Pressing this button generates the
SAS scan code and invokes the CTRL-ALT-DEL command, which opens the Windows Task
Manager screen.
Power Button
The Power button is primarily used to turn the computer on or off, but it also performs other
functions when the computer is running and when the computer is in sleep or hibernate mode,
as detailed in Table 1.
To turn the computer off when in normal operation, use the available Windows shutdown
procedures from the desktop.
Table 1. Power Button Actions
Operating State
Power Button Action
Result
Computer powered off
Press and release
Computer turns on and boots up
into new Windows session.
Computer powered on and
awake
Press and release
Computer goes into Sleep mode
and saves your current session.
Computer in Sleep mode
(powered on)
Press and release
Computer wakes up and
restores your current session.
Computer in Hibernate mode
(powered off)
Press and release
Computer turns on and restores
your previous session.
Computer powered on
Press and hold for 4 or
more seconds (emergency
shutdown)
Computer shuts down
immediately and does not save
your session.
You can change the default action of the Power button through the Power Options settings in
Windows Control Panel. NOTE: This change affects only the powered-on state; the Power
button still works the same when the computer is powered off or is in sleep or hibernate mode.
Refer to Changing the Power Button for instructions.
Indicator Panel
There are 4 LED status indicators located on the indicator panel at the upper right of the X7
display, as shown in Figure 4 (NOTE: The fifth object to the far right on the panel is the ambient
light sensor (ALS), not an LED). The intensity of the status indicators will vary as the screen
brightness is varied.
The functions of these indicators are described below.
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Figure 4. Indicator Panel
Wireles s Activity Indicator
A blue LED that is on steady whenever any wireless radio is transmitting.
Solid-State Drive Activity Indicator
A blue LED that is on intermittently when the SSD is being accessed.
Charging/Fault Indicator
A dual LED that can be amber or red and has the following conditions:
Off when the computer is off.
Off when the computer is powered on, no faults are detected and the batteries are fully
charged.
A steady amber color when external power is connected and the batteries are charging.
Flashing at a 1 second rate when charging has stopped due to battery temperature.
A steady red color if a power system fault occurs such as an overvoltage, undervoltage
or overcurrent condition or a battery charger or battery internal failure.
Power On Indicator
A blue LED that is on steady whenever power is applied to the ARMOR X7 and is off when
power is shut down.
Ambient Light Sensor (ALS)
The ALS is located on the indicator panel (see Figure 4). It senses changes in surrounding light
levels and adjusts the display brightness accordingly. If the surrounding light level increases, the
display brightness will increase proportionally; if the light level decreases, the display brightness
will decrease proportionally.
Speaker
A single high-volume speaker is located on the top left of the front panel, as shown in Figure 2.
Noise Cancelling Stereo Microphones
Two noise-canceling microphones are located at the bottom of the front panel. These
microphones support simultaneous analog and 4-channel digital recording.
WIRELESS
SS DRIVE
CHG/FLT
POWER
ALS
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Rear Panel Features
The rear panel of the X7 houses a built-in webcam, a cooling register, bays for two batteries and
a compartment that provides access to installed radio modules, a SIM card socket, and a micro
SD socket. A slot for the active pen is also built into the back panel with posts to secure the
lanyard.
Figure 5. Key Features - Rear Panel
Cooling Register
ARMOR computers are designed to operate in dirty and moist environments under extreme
temperatures. Because the tablet is sealed against contamination, the X7 incorporates passive
cooling which channels the internal heat to the cooling register at the back of the unit. The
register dissipates the heat evenly and feels only mildly warm to the touch.
The cooling register also acts as a cover for a sealed compartment which provides access to
modules and card sockets within the unit.
REAR COMPARTMENT (BEHIND
COOLING REGISTER)
BATTERY
#2
(SECONDARY)
COOLING
REGISTER
BATTERY
#1
(PRIMARY)
WEBCAM
ACTIVE
PEN WITH
LANYARD
BATTERY
LATCH
BATTERY
LATCH
LANYARD
POST (X2)
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Batteries
Your X7 is shipped with two 5900 mAh batteries that are installed in bays on either side of the
X7, as shown in Figure 6 . These batteries are high efficiency lithium-ion batteries that are “hot
swappable.” That is, if you have two batteries installed, you can replace one battery while the
computer operates on the other battery. With this capability, you do not have to shut down the
computer or interrupt your current operating session in order to replace a battery.
The X7 can operate for 8 hours or longer on two fully charged batteries and up to 4 hours on a
single battery.
Figure 6. X7 Battery Bays
BatteryFuel Gauges
A multi-LED battery charge indicator, or “fuel gauge”, is located on each battery pack, as
illustrated in Figure 7. Each multi-LED array consists of 5 LEDs and each LED represents
approximately 20% of the total charge of the battery as follows:
LED #5 - 81-100% (far right LED)
LED #4 - 61-80%
LED #3 - 41-60%
LED #2 - 21-40%
LED #1 - 01-20% (far left LED)
Activating the Fuel Gauges
The fuel gauge indicators are not visible when the battery is installed. When a battery is disconnected,
however, you can press the battery button to activate the fuel gauge and check the current charge level.
BATTERY #1
(LEFT BAY)
BATTERY
BAYS
BATTERY #2
(RIGHT BAY)
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Figure 7. Battery Fuel Gauge
Smart Batteries
Your X7 batteries have built-in “smart” technology to monitor their charging functions and
internal conditions. These batteries are self-calibrating and self-regulating. Should a problem
occur, even a short circuit, the X7 battery will disconnect itself from the computer to prevent any
damage. Since the batteries are literally the handles for the X7, you can keep a defective
battery in place until you obtain a replacement.
Webcam
Your X7 has a built-in 2 megapixel camera located on the back side of the unit (see Figure 8).
The camera is equipped with an autofocus lens and can be used to capture still images or
movies, or to scan barcodes. The camera saves still images in JPEG format at 1280 x 1024,
800 x 600 and 640 x 480 pixel resolutions. Movies are saved in Windows Media Video (.wmv)
format.
Refer to Using the Webcam for instructions on capturing still images and video and scanning
bar codes.
Figure 8. X7 Webcam
BATTERY
BUTTON FUEL GAUGE
1 2 3 4 5
WEBCAM
LENS
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Bottom Panel Features
The bottom panel houses an AC adapter jack, a mini-USB connector and a 20-pin docking
connector. The docking connector contains two RF ports to connect the X7 to external GPS and
wireless antennas.
Figure 9. Key Features Bottom Panel
AC ADAPTER
JACK
DOCKING
CONNECTOR
MINI USB
CONNECTOR
GPS
PORT
WIRELESS
PORT
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Included Components, Accessories and Support
Active Pen with Tether
The pen that comes with your X7 (Figure 10) has circuitry in the tip that interacts with the
digitizer assembly built into the tablet display. The digitizer detects the pen tip close to the
screen and activates certain functions like steering the cursor or performing a right click action if
the pen is allowed to hover for a few seconds.
The pen also has a side button that can be programmed for a number of different functions
(refer to the Pen Tablet Properties Utility). It’s default function is Right-Click. The pen is stored
in the tablet’s carrying handle and is secured to the handle by a flexible tether.
Figure 10. The ARMOR X7 Pen
AC Adapter
Included with your ARMOR X7 is a +19 VDC ± 5%, 2 amp AC power adapter, or “AC Adapter”.
This external power supply can be plugged in to any 100-240 VAC outlet and is used to
recharge your computer’s battery packs or to provide power to the computer without draining
the batteries. A European AC power cord is also available.
Figure 11. ARMOR X7 AC Adapter
SIDE BUTTON
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ARMOR Cloth
This microfiber cloth is specially designed to clean the display screen of dust and fingerprints.
See Error! Reference source not found. for important information about using this cloth with
the X7 display.
Figure 12. ARMOR Microfiber Cleaning Cloth
Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) Card Support
The X7 is equipped with a SIM card socket. A SIM card is a small electronic card that contains
your subscriber ID, billing information, and network permissions. The card allows you to easily
transport your subscriber information to another computer or subscriber device.
You must have a SIM card installed in order to use your Gobi radio to connect to a WWAN
network. For instructions on installing your SIM card, see Installing the SIM Card.
Secure Digital (SD) Card Reader Support
The ARMOR X7 also provides a card reader for a micro SD or SDHC card. These cards can
provide enhanced features such as extended communications capabilities, access authorization
and additional memory capacity. The SD card slot is located inside the rear compartment.
Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Support
The X7 supports the Infineon SLB 9635 TPM controller module. This module meets the
requirements of the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) Trusted Platform Module Specification
1.2. The TPM module is connected to the low pin count (LPC) bus.
For more information on TPM capabilities with the ARMOR X7, contact DRS Tactical Systems,
Inc. toll free at 1-800-872-1100.
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Optional Accessories for Your X7
There are a number of optional accessories that extend the capabilities of the X7 or make it
easier to use.
Compact Keyboard
A reduced-size USB keyboard (Figure 13) is available for use with the ARMOR X7 computer.
The keyboard is approximately half the size of a standard keyboard and can be connected
directly to the X7 or to a desk docking station to conserve space on a table or desktop.
Figure 13. Compact Keyboard
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Des k Dock
The X7 desk dock is designed to fit on your desktop without taking up a lot of space. It is made
of light-weight but rugged plastic and houses connectors for 3 USB ports, 2 GPIO ports, an
Ethernet port, an RS-232 serial port and 5 VDC external power. The X7 slips easily into the
cradle and locks into place with the spring-loaded top clamp. Just lift up on the clamp slightly to
release the tablet.
Figure 14. X7 Desk Dock
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Vehicle Dock
The X7 dock is made of UV-resistant high-impact plastic that weighs less than 2 lbs. It is
designed to be attached to any mount that accepts the Video Electronics Standards Association
(VESA) 75 mm hole pattern. The dock has a locking mechanism that can withstand over 50,000
lock/unlock cycles and the latch can be locked with a key to prevent tablet removal. The floating
docking connector is field-replaceable.
The dock has connections for 3 USB ports, 2 bi-directional GPIO ports and external 5 VDC
power. The tablet slips easily into the cradle and can be inserted and latched with one hand.
The X7 vehicle dock is rugged and light weight and can be adapted to just about any mounting
situation from console and dashboard installation to bulkhead and cab roof installation (see
Figure 16), or it can be floor mounted using a special mounting assembly.
Figure 15. X7 Vehicle Dock
Figure 16. Examples of X7 Vehicle Dock Mounting Configurations
LATCH
LATCH
RELEASE/LOCK
75 MM
VESA
HOLE
PATTERN
CRADLE
FLOATING
DOCKING
CONNECTOR
CONSOLE
MOUNT
ROOF
MOUNT
FINGERPRINT
SENSOR (FPS)
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ARMOR Flexspace
The X7 computer provides additional space and a flexible I/O connectivity to accommodate a
custom card or module such as a radio frequency ID (RFID) tag reader, contactless card reader
or satellite communications module. It can also be used to provide additional interface ports.
The X7 Flexspace consists of a battery-shaped adapter that replaces the right-side battery.
Figure 17 shows a conceptual model of a Flexspace adapter that provides additional interface
connectors.
For more information on Flexspace capabilities with the ARMOR X7, contact DRS Tactical
Systems, Inc. toll free at 1-800-872-1100.
Figure 17. ARMOR X7 FlexspaceAdapter Concept
For information on these and any other ARMOR X7 accessories, please contact your
ARMOR sales representative or call DRS Tactical Systems toll free at 1-888-872-1100.
FLEXSPACE
INTERFACE
CONNECTOR
EXAMPLE OF
FLEXSPACE
ADAPTER WITH
ADDITIONAL
CONNECTORS
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3. GETTING STARTED
The information in this section will help you get your X7 set up and operating. Please read all
warnings, cautions and notes prior to each procedure or step.
CAUTION!
Use this product only in vehicles with a regulated voltage supply of
+10 to +30 VDC. Voltages outside this range could cause unstable
operation or result in permanent damage to the computer.
CAUTION!
Use only the external AC Adapter provided with your ARMOR X7 or
an equivalent model approved by DRS. Attempting to use a
different model power supply could result in equipment damage.
CAUTION!
DO NOT connect the computer to more than one power source at a
time (such as to both an AC adapter and docking station) or
permanent damage to the battery and/or computer may result.
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Installing and Charging the Batteries
The first step to getting your X7 operating is to install and charge the batteries. The batteries are
inserted into slots on side of the computer, as shown in Figure 18. Follow the procedure in
Table 2 to install the batteries.
CAUTION!
When using the provided AC adapter, the maximum safe ambient
operating temperature is 40°C.
Figure 18. X7 Batteries Positioned for Installation
PRIMARY BATTERY
BAY
(BATTERY #1)
SECONDARY BATTERY
BAY
(BATTERY #2)
AC
ADAPTER
JACK
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Table 2. Install the X7 Batteries
STEP ACTION
1.
Place the flat surface of the first battery on the left side compartment tray with the
locking slots facing toward the computer.
2.
Push and hold the battery latch and slide the battery toward the computer until
the locking bar engages and the battery is flush against the compartment wall.
Rock the battery slightly if necessary to engage the locking bar.
3.
Release the battery latch to lock the battery in place.
4. Perform steps 1-3 to install the second battery.
5. Connect the AC adapter to the jack on the bottom of the X7 and plug the adapter
power cord into an AC outlet.
6. Allow the batteries to charge until the Charge/Fault indicator turns off. This could
take anywhere from 2 to 4 hours depending on the level of charge when the
batteries were received. You can work with your X7 while the batteries charge.
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Turning On Your X7 for the First Time
Press the Power button on the left control panel. If this is the first time the computer has been
started since you received it, the Microsoft Out-of-Box Experience (OOBE) setup instructions
will appear after the computer boots up. Follow these instructions to configure your Windows
operating system software.
Turning the Computer On Normally
Turn the computer on by pressing and releasing the Power button. The ARMOR X7 will perform
self-checking routines during the start-up process. All units are configured at the factory to
automatically boot to the Microsoft Windows desktop unless a custom configuration has been
requested.
Putting the Computer in Sleep Mode
To put the tablet into sleep mode, press and release the Power button while the tablet is
operating. NOTE: This is the default action of the Power button but this can be changed in
Windows Control Panel (see Changing the Power Button for instructions).
You can also put the computer to sleep from the Windows desktop. Click on the Start button
and click the down arrow next to the Shut Down button, then select Sleep.
When the computer is in sleep mode, the screen will be dark and all LED will be off except the
battery status indicator. This LED will flash at a 1 sec rate to indicate the computer is in sleep
mode. The computer will continue to run normally in the background and your session will be
held in suspension.
Press and release the Power button again to wake up the computer and return to your session.
Turning the Computer Off Normally
To turn the computer off normally, select Start à Shut down from the Windows desktop. The
computer will perform a normal shutdown.
NOTE
Do not press and release the Power button to turn off the computer. This will
only put the computer into sleep mode and the screen
will go dark. This
could be mistaken for a power off condition while the computer is actually
still running and consuming battery power.
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Emergency Shutdown
If an emergency condition occurs where the computer needs to be shut down immediately,
press and hold the Power button for more than five seconds. The computer will bypass the
normal Windows shutdown sequence and turn off.
This procedure should only be used in emergencies because improperly shutting down
Windows may result in the loss of data and possible corruption of the operating system.
Indicator State Summary
Table 3 lists all states for the various X7 indicators. Refer to Indicator Panel for a description of
each LED.
Table 3. LED Indication Summary
LED IF THE
INDICATION
IS:
AND THE
POWER
MODE IS:
AND
EXTERNAL
POWER IS:
AND
BATTERY
IS:
THIS MEANS:
Wireless (blue)
On On N/A N/A A radio is transmitting.
Off On N/A N/A No radio is transmitting
Solid State
Drive (blue)
Flashing
intermittently
Power on Connected or
Disconnected
Installed Processor is accessing
the hard drive
Charging/Fault
(amber/red)
Off Power on Disconnected Installed No power faults are
detected
Off Power off Connected Installed Batteries are not
charging
On steady
amber
Power
on/off
Connected Installed Batteries are charging
Flashing
amber at 1/2
Hz rate (1 sec
on/one sec
off)
Power
on/off
Connected Installed Battery charging has
stopped due to
extreme battery
temperature
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LED IF THE
INDICATION
IS:
AND THE
POWER
MODE IS:
AND
EXTERNAL
POWER IS:
AND
BATTERY
IS:
THIS MEANS:
On steady red Power
on/off
Connected Installed Power system fault
(overvoltage,
undervoltage or
overcurrent condition
or battery failure)
Power (blue) On On N/A Installed Computer power is on
Off Off N/A N/A Computer power is off
Fuel Gauge
(blue) Single LED on
steady
N/A N/A Removed Total charge is
maximum for that level
(20%, 40% etc.)
LED # 1 (far
left) blinking
at 1 second
on/one
second off
rate
N/A N/A Removed Battery is below 10%
charge level (almost
depleted)
Activating your Wireless Radios
Refer to Networking for instructions on activating and using your wireless radio connections.
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Installing a Micro SD or SDHC Card
The micro SD card socket is located inside the rear compartment, as shown in Figure 19. Follow
the procedure in Table 4 to install the card.
CAUTION!
Do not remove the rear compartment cover while the unit is
powered up as internal voltages are exposed to possible short
circuit.
Figure 19. Micro SD Card Socket
Table 4. Installing the SC Card
STEP ACTION CONDITION OR INDICATION
1.
Power down the computer and
disconnect any external power.
2. Remove the batteries.
MICRO SD
CARD
SOCKET
COVER
REMOVAL
SLOT
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STEP ACTION CONDITION OR INDICATION
3.
Place the computer face down on a
clean surface and remove the 14
Philips screws securing the cooling
register.
4. Carefully pry up the cooling register at
the slot provided (Figure 19
) and
remove.
5. Carefully lift the socket
cover and
insert the SD card all the way into the
cover.
6.
Press the card down until it locks in
place.
7.
Replace the cooling register and
secure with 14 Philips screws.
8. Reinstall the batteries and re-connect
external power if desired.
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Accessing and Using the GPS Receiver
Click on the U-Center™ desktop icon or select Start à All Programs à u-center. The U-
Center application opens as shown in
Figure 20. U-Center GPS Application Window
The diagram in the center shows the approximate positions of satellites that are within range of
the receiver. The graph at the bottom of the page shows the relative signal strength of each
satellite. A green bar indicates acceptable signal strength; a blue bar indicates marginal
reception. You must have at least four satellites with acceptable signal strength to generate
reliable position data.
Click on the Help tab for guidance on accessing, interpreting and using the GPS information.
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Operating the X7 Display
Adjusting the Screen Brightness
The brightness of an LCD display is controlled by adjusting the intensity of the backlight. The
backlight intensity level for the X7 can be controlled manually or automatically.
Manual Brightness Adjustment
Your ARMOR X7 Tablet Computer is pre-set for manual adjustment of screen brightness
(backlight level). The brightness can be adjusted manually in two ways: by repeatedly pressing
P1 or P2 on the right control panel or by adjusting the slider in the Backlight Setup dialog
window of ARMORutils.
Using P1 and P2
When you first receive your X7, the P1 button is programmed to increase the screen brightness
in 10% steps and the P2 button is programmed to decrease brightness in 10% steps. Press and
release a button to change the brightness level.
Using the ARMORutils Backlight Setup Page
Double-click on the ARMORutils desktop icon and select the Backlight Setup button. The
Backlight Setup dialog opens as shown in Error! Reference source not found..
Figure 21. Armor Utilities ScreenBacklight Tab
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Press the UP or DOWN buttons repeatedly with the pen or a fingertip to move the slider and
adjust the backlight level. The % brightness is displayed in a field on the right. You can also use
the up and down arrows next to this field to adjust the slider.
Automatic Adjustment
Open the Backlight Setup dialog in ARMORutils and click on the Automatic button. The backlight level
will now be controlled by the ambient light sensor (ALS). If the surrounding light decreases, the brightness
will also decreases proportionally; if the surrounding light increases, the brightness will increase.
NOTE
You must keep the ALS uncovered to allow proper automatic
brightness adjustment.
Automatic Mode Profiles
Select one of the profiles that best controls the range of backlight levels for your work
environment.
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Working with the Pen Screen
When the pen screen is active, you can steer the cursor and perform many functions by simply
hovering close to the screen without actually touching it. Other functions are initiated by
pressing the tip to the screen surface to activate the tip switch or by pressing the side button
switch (refer to Table 5 for more information).
Yo u r X7 Active Pen
The pen that comes with your X7 (Figure 10) is stored in a slot on the back panel (see Figure 5)
and has circuitry that interacts with the digitizer assembly built into the pen screen. The digitizer
detects the pen tip close to the screen and activates certain functions like steering the cursor or
performing a right click action if the pen is allowed to hover for a few seconds. Pressing the tip
to the screen activates a tip switch that performs a left-click action.
Using the X7 Pen with the Pen Screen
Table 5 lists mouse-type objectives you can perform using the X7 pen with the pen screen.
NOTE
This description assumes the side button is set for the (default)
right-click function.
Table 5. Pen Screen Actions.
MOUSE OBJECTIVE PEN ACTION
Select option or tab or open submenus.
Fill selection boxes.
Activate buttons.
Deselect highlighted objects (touch
next to
the object).
Tap once
Selects multiple objects. Touch pen tip to display and drag box around
objects
Highlight object or option. Hover over object or option
Move object on the desktop. Touch an object and move it with the pen.
Start application or open folder. Tap twice
Highlight option, open menus (right click). Hover tip nea
r screen until option menu
opens
-or-
Press side switch and touch object or option
(see Pen Tablet Properties Utility for other
side switch options).
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Pen Screen Adjus tments
You can change attributes related to use of the pen with the pen screen by selecting Start à
Control Panel à Hardware and Sound à and clicking on one or more of the following utilities:
Pen and Touch utility
Pen Tablet Properties utility
Tablet PC Settings utility
Refer to Your ARMOR X7 Software for information about these utilities.
Pen Screen Calibration
After a period of normal usage, the screen may need to be calibrated with the pen to ensure the
pen tip is aligned with the cursor over the entire screen area. Refer to Error! Reference source
not found..
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Working with the Touch Screen
When the touch screen is active, the pressure of a stylus tip or fingertip against the screen is
used to duplicate actions with a two-button mouse.
NOTE
Tapping with a stylus tip requires only light to moderate
pressure. It is possible to damage the pen tip and/or the display
by pounding the tip against the surface with too much force.
Working with the Touch Screen
Table 6 lists mouse-type objectives you can perform using a passive stylus (not provided) or
fingertip with the touch screen.
Table 6. Stylus Actions.
MOUSE OBJECTIVE STYLUS ACTION
Select tabs or open sub-menus.
Highlight a label or option.
Fill selection boxes.
Activate buttons.
Deselect highlighted objects or release multiple
objects
Tap once
Tap outside the object(s)
Start an application or open a folder. Tap twice
Move an object on the desktop. Press over an object, hold contact with display,
drag pen and release pressure.
Open menu options. Press over icon or option and hold contact with
display without moving pen.
Select multiple objects. Press and hold contact with display, drag box
around objects.
Touch Screen Adjustments
You can change attributes related to use of a fingertip or passive stylus with the touch screen.
Select Start à Control Panel à Hardware and Sound à and click on the Touch Settings
utility, Pen and Touch utility and the Tablet PC Settings utility.
Refer to Your ARMOR X7 Software section in the X7 User’s Guide for an explanation of these
attributes.
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Touch Screen Calibration
NOTE
You will not be able to use the pen that came with your X7 to
calibrate the touch screen since the calibration routine will detect
the active pen tip and not allow you to proceed. Use your
fingertip or a passive stylus designed for touch screens.
You will need to calibrate the touch screen using a fingertip or a passive stylus (not included
with the X7) to ensure the actual touch point matches the position of the cursor. For calibration
instructions, refer to Error! Reference source not found..
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Entering Data Using the Input Panel
The input panel is a virtual keyboard and handwriting entry tool that is located on your desktop.
It is accessed differently depending on the operating system.
Accessing Input Panel
The Input panel keyboard is normally hidden just off the left side of the display, as shown in
Figure 22. The edge appears in the upper left corner when you tap near it on the screen with a
fingertip, stylus or the active pen,.
When it appears, tap once or twice on the edge of the input panel icon to fully open it on the
desktop as shown in Figure 23.
Figure 22. Location of the Input Panel
Figure 23. Input Panel Keyboard Opened on Desktop
MODE
ICONS
OPTIONS AND
HELP
HIDDEN INPUT
PANEL KEYBOARD
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The input panel has two modes: handwriting and keyboard entry. These are selectable by the
two mode icons at the upper left corner. NOTE: The panel will always open in the last mode
used.
Click on the Tools menu for handwriting options and for information on how to set up and use
Input Panel.
Opening Input Panel with a Gesture
You can also use a side-to-side gesture to open the input panel. Select Start à Control Panel
à Hardware and Sound à Pen and Touch, then highlight Start Tablet PC Input Panel in the
Pen Actions panel and click on Settings.
When the Start Input Panel Gesture Settings window opens, check the Enable start Input
Panel gesture option.
Editing Documents
When you tap on an open text document such as a WordPad document, a keyboard icon will
appear on the screen. Tap on the icon to open the input panel.
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Using the FPS as a Simple Mouse Device
The FPS mouse function is activated as soon as you start up the computer. It places an icon in
the task tray that you can used to access options and make adjustments. Follow the procedure
in Table 7 to configure the FPS mouse function.
Refer to Table 8 for a list of available mouse functions using the FPS sensor.
Table 7. Configuring the FPS Mouse Function
STEP ACTION CONDITION OR INDICATION
1. Right-click on the AuthenTec icon in
the task tray. The TruePrint Sensor Properties dialog
window opens with the Swipe
Navigation tab displayed, as
shown in
Figure 24.
2. If not already selected, click o
n the
Cursor Nav
option at the top of the
window.
Figure 24. FPS Sensor Properties Window
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STEP ACTION CONDITION OR INDICATION
3.
Move the Motion Sensitivity slider to
the right to about 80% of the scale.
4. Click on the Advanced Options tab at
the top of the window and change the
Orientation to 270°.
This aligns the mouse movement axes
with finger movement over the FPS
sensor.
5.
Click on the Lightshow Options tab
and de-select Enable Lightshows.
6.
Select Apply and then select OK.
Table 8. FPS Mouse Actions
MOUSE OBJECTIVE FPS SENSOR ACTION
Move cursor Keep thumb flat on sensor and move in
long swipes.
Select tabs or open sub-menus.
Highlight a label or option.
Fill selection boxes.
Activate buttons.
Deselect highlighted objects or release multiple
objects
Tap once.
Tap outside the object(s).
Start an application or open a folder. Tap twice.
Move an object on the desktop. - Function not available -
Open menu options. Move cursor over icon or option and press
thumb down on sensor for a few seconds.
Select multiple objects. Drag cursor to create box around objects.
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Configuring Your Speakers
Table 9. Configuring Your Speakers
STEP ACTION CONDITION OR INDICATION
1. Double-click on the orange speaker
icon in the task bar tray.
The Realtek® HD Audio Manager window
opens with the Speakers main tab (top of
page) open and the Speaker
Configuration sub-
tab displayed, as
shown in Figure 25
2. Adju
st your speaker/headset volumes
as desired.
3. Select the Sound Effects sub-
tab to
select special effects.
4.
Select the Default Format sub-tab to
choose your default sound format.
.
Figure 25. Realtek HD Audio Manager - Speakers Main Tab
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Configuring Your Microphones
Table 10. Configuring Your Microphones
STEP ACTION CONDITION OR INDICATION
1. Click on the Microphone main tab at
the top of the page. The Microphone main tab opens with the
Microphone Effects sub-
tab displayed,
as shown in Figure 26.
2.
Set up and adjust your microphones.
3. Click on the Default Format sub-tab
to select a default sound format for
your microphones.
Figure 26. Microphone Main Tab
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Operating with the ARMOR X7 Vehicle Dock
X7 RF and Non-RF Vehicle Docks
Two versions of the X7 vehicle dock are available: the RF version and the Non-RF version.
The RF version has two coaxial cables attached to the docking connector to route the WWAN
radio and GPS receiver antenna connections to external antennas mounted in a vehicle. The
Non-RF version does not have the coaxial cables.
Both have an automatic power switching feature that turns off power to the X7 docking
connector when the X7 is undocked and turns it back on when the tablet is docked.
Automatic Power Switching Feature
In earlier X10 series tablets, the 5 VDC power pins in the docking connector were always active
to ensure power to the docking stations. Both the RF and Non-RF docks have a “dock sense”
pin that tells the X7 when it is docked. This allows the X7 to turn off power to the docking
connector pins when the tablet is undocked, and turn power back on when it is docked.
Using the X7 Vehicle Dock
Place the X7 in the docking cradle and press down on the top latch until it locks. To remove the
X7, press on the latch locking mechanism until the latch snaps up.
If you have the RF version of the dock, you will be able to connect your X7 tablet to external
WWAN and GPS antennas, which will dramatically improve reception. These antennas are
automatically switched into the tablet antenna circuits by an RF multiplexer when the tablet is
docked and switched out when it is undocked.
Either one or both antennas can be enabled using the Wireless Devices dialog in ARMORutils
(Figure 27). Follow the instructions in Table 11 to configure the external antennas.
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Figure 27. External Antenna Selection Options in ARMORutils
Table 11. Configuring the External Antennas
STEP ACTION CONDITION OR INDICATION
1. In the Dock RF MUX
panel, select
GPS Only, WWAN Only or Both
When the tablet is docked, only the
antennas that are selected will be utilized.
2. Press the Docking RF Sw Enable or
Disable button to enable
or disable
the antenna configuration that is
selected in the Dock RF Mux panel.
NOTE
If you have an X7 RF dock installed but are not using external
antennas, you must set the Dock RF Sw to “Disable” in order to
use the tablet’s internal antennas.
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The X7 Non-RF Dock
The Non-RF dock (DRS P/N 9800F26200-1000) has all the features of the RF dock but without
the external antenna connections.
NOTE
If you have an X7 Non-RF dock installed, you must set the Dock
RF Sw to “Disable” in order to use the tablet’s internal antennas.
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Using the Webcam
Capturing Images and Video
Image and video capture is performed using the built-in webcam and image capture software.
Your X7 is provided with a version of Picasa 3™ image editor to demonstrate the image capture
process.
Follow the procedure in Table 12 to capture and save a still image or movie using this software.
NOTE
Remove the
blue protective film from the webcam lens before
using the camera.
Table 12. Capturing a Still Image or Video
STEP ACTION
1.
Double-click on the Picasa 3 icon on the desktop to open the Picasa application
window, as shown in Error! Reference source not found..
2.
Click on the “Capture photos or video…” button in the options bar. A Capture dialog
window will open displaying the current webcam image.
3.
To capture the image as a still image, click on the camera button below the image.
Each capture will appear as a thumbnail at the bottom of the window.
4.
When finished, click on the Done button to access editing and correction options or to
save or upload your images.
5.
To capture moving video, click on the Record button below the image. The capture
window will change to a viewer with options to view, save and upload your captured
video.
6.
To return to the main window, click on the Back to Library button.
7.
Refer to the Picasa Help resources for detailed instructions.
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Figure 28. Picasa Application Window
Scanning a Barcode
The built-in webcam and application software of your choice allows you to scan various types of
barcodes and incorporate them in to your documents. We have included two simple applications
to demonstrate the barcode scanning capabilities of the X7.
NOTE
Ensure that adequate light can reach the barcode to be scanned.
Linear Barcodes Such as UPC-10, EAN-13 and ISBN
Figure 29 shows a sample of a linear barcode. Follow the procedure in Error! Reference
source not found. to scan a linear barcode.
Figure 29. Sample Linear Barcode
CAPTURE
BUTTON
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Table 13. Scan UPC-10, EAN-13 and ISBN Barcodes in Windows 7
STEP ACTION
1.
Double-click on the Webcam Barcode Scanner icon on the desktop to open the
application window, as shown in Figure 30.
2.
Hold the barcode to be scanned 2-3” from the camera and hold it steady. A tone will
announce successful barcode capture, and the barcode number will appear at the
bottom of the window. The captured barcode is stored in the Windows clipboard.
3.
To use a barcode in an application, open the application, place the cursor in a field
and paste.
Figure 30. Webcam Barcode Scanner® Barcode Scanner Application Window
2D Barcodes in Datamatrix or QR format
A sample 2D barcode is shown in
Figure 31. Follow the procedure in Error! Reference source not found. to scan a 2D barcode.
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Figure 31. Sample 2D Barcode
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Table 14. Scan Datamatrix and QR Format Barcodes in Windows 7
STEP ACTION
1.
Double-click on the QuickMark icon on the desktop to open the QuickMark®
application window, as shown in Figure 32.
2.
Hold the barcode to be scanned 2-3” from the camera; an audible signal will sound
upon capture and the barcode information will be displayed in the application window,
as shown in Figure 33.
3.
To return to the camera mode, click door icon at the lower right corner of the window.
Figure 32. QuickMark® Barcode Scanner Application Window
Figure 33. A Captured 2D Barcode
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Using the Screen Magnifier
Some text and images on a tablet computer can be so small they are difficult to see clearly.
Your X7 has a handy application that will magnify a portion of the screen and help you see more
effectively. The program is called Virtual Magnifying Glass™.
To start the application, click on the Virtual Magnifying Glass icon on the desktop or
select Start > Programs > Virtual Magnifying Glass.
Use the Scroll wheel to increase or decrease magnification. The application will return to
the last magnification when restarted. Left click to close the magnifier.
To configure the magnifier, right-click on the icon in the task bar.
A magnified example is shown in Figure 34.
Figure 34. Virtual Magnifying Glass at Work
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Tips for Proper Use and Care Of Your X7
There are certain precautions you should take to ensure that your ARMOR X7 computer
continues to provide you with reliable service:
Do not subject the computer to heat by placing it on the dashboard of a vehicle with the
display facing the sun.
Do not store the computer in temperatures below -40 degrees C.
Do not pile tools or heavy objects on top of the computer.
Avoid severe impacts, especially to the display.
Do not try to take the computer apart. Disassembly of the unit by unauthorized personnel
may void your warranty.
Do not use excessive force when inserting PCMCIA cards. They are keyed to go in only
one way and inserting the card incorrectly or using excessive force could result in
damage to the cards or the computer.
Keep your screen clean and calibrated.
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4. NETWORKING
Your ARMOR X7 comes with Wi-Fi™ (wireless fidelity) network capabilities. The Wi-Fi network
is primarily used for higher bandwidth connections such as Internet or a company LAN.
Managing the WI-FI Radio
Your WI-FI (WLAN) radio is already configured and operating. Refer to Table 15 for instructions
on how to establish and manage your WLAN connections.
CAUTION!
Do not remove the
rear compartment cover while the unit is
powered up as internal voltages will be exposed to possible short
circuit.
NOTE
The Windows Network and Sharing Center will show you all of
your radios and the networks they are connected to. However, It’s
best
to let the Sierra OneClick connection manager application
control your WWAN network connection. For information, refer to
Connecting to a WWAN.
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Table 15. View and Manage Network Connections
STEP ACTION CONDITION OR INDICATION
1. Select Start
à
Control Panel
à
Network and Internet
à
Network
and Sharing Center.
The window shown in Figure 35 opens.
2. Click on the “Connect to a network
link to open the window sh
own in
Figure 36. Click outside this window to
close it.
The label “Connected” will appear beside
each network you are currently
connected to. Any other available
networks are also listed.
The green signal bars indicate the
relative strength of the wireless signal. A
yellow shield indicates those sites that do
not have security enabled. Use caution
when connecting to these sites.
3.
To connect to a network, click on the
network name and select Connect. To
disconnect from an active network,
click on the name and select
Disconnect.
4.
For more detailed information on the
options and settings for these
windows, click on the Help icon
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Figure 35. Windows Network and Sharing Center
Figure 36. Currently Connected and Available Wi-Fi Networks
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Controlling Your Wireless Radios
You may want to turn off one or more of your radios to save power, to avoid interfering with
other radio systems, or just to ensure your privacy. Or you may want to turn off all of your
wireless radios at one time but keep working on your computer, as when travelling on an
aircraft.
Click on the ARMORutils icon on the desktop and select the Wireless Setup option. This will
open the Wireless Devices page, as shown in Figure 39.
Figure 37. ARMORutils Wireless Devices Page
Click on the ON or Off button to enable or disable each individual radio that is installed, then
click the Save Settings button to save your configuration. Click on the Radios ON/OFF Toggle
button to turn off all enabled radios at one time. Click it again to turn them all back on.
For use of the Dock RF Sw and Dock RF MUX options, see
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Managing the WWAN Radio
Installing the SIM Card
Before you can activate and use your WWAN radio, a valid SIM card from your network service
provider needs to be installed. The SIM card is installed in a socket located inside the rear
compartment, as shown in Error! Reference source not found..
Follow the procedure in Error! Reference source not found. to access the rear compartment
and install the SIM Card.
NOTE
This procedure should only be performed by a qualified technician in a
controlled environment.
CAUTION!
Circuit boards containing electrostatic discharge (ESD) sensitive
devices are exposed in this compartment. Static-free handling is
required to prevent possible damage to the components.
Table 16. Installing a SIM Card
STEP ACTION CONDITION OR INDICATION
1.
Power down the computer and disconnect
any external power.
2.
Remove the batteries.
3.
Place the computer face down on a clean
surface and remove the 14 Philips screws
securing the cooling register.
4.
Carefully pry up the register at the slot
provided (
Error! Reference source not
found.) and remove.
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Figure 38. X7 Rear Compartment
STEP ACTION CONDITION OR INDICATION
5.
Place a fingertip in the notch on the left side of
the SIM socket cover and slide the cover to
the right until you feel an indent, then lift up.
6.
Insert the SIM card with the corner notch at
the lower left.
SIM CARD
SOCKET
COVER
REMOVAL
SLOT
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7.
Gently press the cover down and slide to the
left to lock in place.
8.
Reinstall the cooling register and secure with
the 14 Philips screws. Be careful not to over-
tighten the screws.
Connecting to a WWAN
Once your card is installed, you are ready to activate your network connection. Follow the procedure in
Error! Reference source not found. to connect to a WWAN.
Table 17. Connecting to a WWAN
STEP ACTION CONDITION OR INDICATION
1. Select Start
à
All Programs
à
OneClick Internet Connection
Manager
The Sierra® OneClick™ Internet
Connection Manager window opens, as
shown in Figure 41.
2.
Select Settings and then click on the
General tab. The Settings window opens, as shown in
Figure 42.
3. Select the Gobi NDIS Auto Connect
option.
This option automatically controls
launching the connection application,
connecting to the network, reconnecting if
you lose contact, and roaming.
4.
If you wish to be alerted when
roaming, select the Roaming Alert
option.
The
connection is made and a list of
connection statistics is displayed in the
right panel.
NDIS Notes:
NDIS turns the WWAN radio on even before the OS starts. This is not always a
desirable state, so choose NDIS only if needed.
Because NDIS enables the Gobi WWAN hardware to connect, reconnect and roam
automatically, those selections are ignored if chosen in conjunction with NDIS.
Auto Launch is not recommended for use with NDIS it will launch the Connection
Manager application upon reboot, restarting the connection.
Click on the Help button on the OneClick Internet main page for detailed information on
operating and troubleshooting your WWAN connection.
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Refer to Managing Your Network Connections in the ARMOR X7 User’s Guide for
instructions on how to monitor and control your other wireless and Ethernet connections.
Figure 39. Sierra OneClick Connection Manager Window
Figure 40. Settings Window
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Wireless Signal Quality
Wireless signal quality is affected by several conditions:
Distance from the access point (wireless transmit and receive antennas).
Access rights (set up through an administrator).
Your security settings.
Orientation of the wireless antennas.
If you are having difficulty connecting to your network, try the following steps:
1. Open the Wireless Devices page in ARMORutils and verify that the radio is enabled.
2. If your tablet is not locked in a vehicle mount, try turning the unit in various directions to
improve signal quality.
3. Try to get closer to the access point.
4. Move away from obstacles such as trees and metal objects which may be between you
and the Access Point.
5. Verify that the access point is operating.
If none of these actions solves the problem, contact your Network Administrator for
assistance.
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5. YOUR ARMOR X7 SOFTWARE
Your ARMOR X7 comes with a variety of software and utility applications. Many of these are
standard with the Windows 7 operating system, some are provided by DRS to improve your
configuration and control of the computer and some may be custom software provided for your
special requirements.
The following paragraphs provide you with an introduction to those software applications that
you will need to properly configure and begin using your X10 computer.
Getting Started with Windows 7
Click on Start à Getting Started to open the Windows welcome page (Figure 43) and access
a number of helpful links and resources.
Figure 41. Windows 7 Welcome Page
Help for Windows
For information on using Microsoft Windows features and options, refer to the Microsoft help files and
documentation on the X7 computer by clicking on the Start button and selecting the Help and Support
option.
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ARMORutils Program
The ARMORutils program is provided to help you configure and manage your X7 computer. It
contains settings and information about screen setup, wireless configuration, charging/fault and
much more.
NOTE
The screen images in this section are used for reference only and
may not reflect the actual configuration of your X7.
To open the ARMORutils main page, click on the ARMORutils icon on the desktop.
ARMORutils Main Dialog Window
The ARMORutils main window is shown in Figure 44. Seven buttons provide access to setup
and configuration or information dialog windows. Click on a button to access one of these dialog
windows.
Figure 42. ARMORutils Main Window
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Backlight Setup Dialog Window
The Backlight Setup page (Figure 45) allows you to adjust the screen brightness manually or to
select from a series of preset profiles to automatically restrict the brightness range under
specific lighting conditions.
Figure 43. ARMORutils Backlight Setup Page
Manual Adjustment
The Manual button is initially activated by default. Drag the slider in the User-Selected
Brightness panel to manually adjust the screen brightness from 0% to 100%. You can also click
on the DOWN and UP buttons repeatedly to change the brightness in steps. The current
brightness level is displayed numerically in the window to the right.
Automatic Adjustment
Click on the Automatic button to activate the automatic brightness control mode. Automatic
brightness adjustment is controlled by the ambient light sensor (ALS) located on the front of the
X7 tablet. This sensor monitors the surrounding light level and automatically adjusts the screen
brightness according the adjustment profile selected.
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Automatic Mode Profiles
Everyone’s eyes react differently to changes in light levels and there may be times when the full
range of automatic brightness adjustment is uncomfortable for you.
You can tailor the automatic brightness adjustment by selecting one of the 5 pre-configured
brightness profiles: Dark, Office, Dusk, Daylight, and Sunlight. These profiles control the range
of brightness levels to values based on typical surroundings or times of day.
For example, if you typically work in an office environment but the automatic brightness doesn’t
make the display bright enough for you, you can select the Dusk, Daylight or Sunlight profile to
increase the brightness range proportionally. Similarly, if the normal brightness control results in
displays that are too bright, you can select the Office or Dark profile to reduce the brightness
range.
Switching Between Brightness Modes
If you are in Manual mode and you click on one of the automatic profile settings, the brightness
mode will switch to Automatic mode. Conversely, if you are in Automatic mode and click on the
Manual mode UP or DOWN button, or one of the up/down arrows, the brightness mode will
switch to Manual mode.
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Wireless Devices Dialog Window
The Wireless Devices page allows you to enable or disable all of the installed wireless devices
in your ARMOR X7.
Figure 44. ARMORutils Wireless Devices Page
Radio ON/OFF Buttons
There is an ON and Off button for each radio that can be installed in the X7. When you first start
your ARMOR X7, all installed radios are enabled (default condition). Each radio can then be
disabled by pressing its OFF button and re-enabled by pressing its ON button.
Docking RF Switch Button
There are RF docking connectors on the X7 dock for an external wireless antenna and an
external GPS antenna. These connectors route external antennas (if installed) through the dock
to the X7. Pressing the Docking RF Sw ON/Off button enables or disables the antenna
configuration that is selected in the Dock RF Mux panel. The initial default option is “Enable”.
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Dock RF MUX Options
These options allow you to select which external antennas will be used by the X7. You can
select GPS only, WWAN only, or both antennas. If only one external antenna is selected, the
other radio will operate on its internal antenna. The initial default option is “Both”.Save Settings
Button.
Regardless of how you configure your radios and the Dock RF Switch during your session, they
will return to their default settings the next time you restart the computer unless you save your
settings using the Save Settings button.
Once you configure each radio and the RF switch to suit the way you normally use them (ON or
OFF), you can press the Save Settings button to save the current configuration as your new
default settings.
Save Settings Button
Regardless of how you configure your radios and the Dock RF Switch during your session, they
will return to their default settings the next time you restart the computer unless you save your
settings using the Save Settings button.
Once you configure each radio and the RF switch to suit the way you normally use them (ON or
OFF), you can press the Save Settings button to save the current configuration as your new
default settings.
Radios ON/OFF Toggle Button
Click on the Radios ON/OFF button to turn off or turn on all radios currently enabled. This is
particularly handy if you’re on a commercial aircraft and you want to continue working with the
computer without interfering with the aircraft electronic systems.
When you arrive at your destination, just click on the All Radios ON/OFF button again to turn
on the radios you previously had enabled.
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Programmable Button Settings Dialog
This page is shown in Figure 47. It allows you to preset up to 6 different functions using the
three programmable buttons P1P3 on the tablet control panel.
You can configure and activate an additional function for P1-P3 by pressing and releasing the
Fn button and then pressing and releasing one of the programmable buttons (Fn+P1, P2, P3).
This provides a total of 6 preset functions that can be activated from the control panel.
The currently programmed function is shown in the field next to the button or button
combination. Click on the down arrows to select a function. The available functions are shown in
Figure 48.
Figure 45. ARMORutils Programmable Button Settings Page
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Figure 46. ARMORutils Programmable Button Settings Page Menu Options
Additional Capabilities
P1, P2 and P3 generate scan codes for F13, F14 and F15. Pressing the Fn button and then P1,
P2 or P3 generates scan codes for Shift+F13, Shift+F14 and Shift+F15. These button presses
or button combinations can be re-mapped to do such tasks as start an application, switch
applications or perform other functions dictated by the application software.
To control applications, you will need to search online for freeware programs to re-map the
programmable buttons. An example is www.autohotkey.com.
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Configuration Dialog Window
Installed Options
The Configuration Page provides visual confirmation of those wireless radio and display options
that are installed in your X7. For those options that are installed and available, the associated
icons and text will appear in dark contrast. If an option is not installed or available, the icon and
text will be grayed out.
Figure 47. ARMORutils Configuration Page
System Information
Important system information is provided in the bottom panel.
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Battery Monitor Dialog Window
The Battery Monitor window is shown in Figure 50. This window provides information about:
Each battery’s current charge level
Whether or not the battery is charging or discharging
Its estimated remaining operating time
The estimated time to reach the next charge level
The estimated time to reach a full charge.
Figure 48. ARMORutils Battery Monitor Dialog
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Battery 1 and 2 Information Buttons
Click on the Battery 1 Details or Battery 2 Details button (Figure 50) to open a Battery
Information window (example shown in Figure 51). Readings such as percentage of charge,
present capacity, remaining capacity and charge cycle count are updated in real time on this
page.
If the battery needs conditioning, a message will appear at the bottom of the page indicating that
a conditioning is necessary.
Figure 49. ARMORutils Battery Information Window
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Charger Settings Button
Click on the Charger Settings button (Figure 50Error! Reference source not found.) to open
the Charger Control Settings window, as shown in Figure 52.
From this window, you can decide what charging policy the system will use when two batteries
are installed. Click on Charge Both to charge both batteries at the same time or Charge
Lowest First to charge the battery with the lowest charge first. The default setting is “Charge
both”.
Click on OK to save the new setting. Select CANCEL to return to the previous setting.
Figure 50. ARMORutils Charger Control Settings Window
.
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Screen Mode Setup Dialog Window
This window is currently not available.
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Diagnostics Dialog Window
The Diagnostics dialog window provides internal temperature information that can be used by
DRS to diagnose possible system problems. It displays three internal temperatures of the
processor and one for each battery, as shown in Figure 53. These temperatures vary widely
depending on the operation of the tablet and may not necessarily correlate with outside
(ambient) temperatures.
If you suspect a temperature related problem, contact DRS Technical Support for assistance in
troubleshooting and resolving the problem.
Figure 51. ARMORutils Diagnostics Dialog
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ARMORutils About Window
The About window (Figure 54) displays the current version and release date of the ARMORutils
software. It also provides a contact telephone number for the DRS Tactical Systems Technical
Support call center and the internet address to the ARMOR website where you can log on to
access support information.
Figure 52. ARMORutils About Window
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Pen and Touch Utility
The Pen and Touch utility is a Windows utility that provides settings that effect how the pen
works for both the active pen screen and the touch screen.
To open this utility, select Start à Control Panel à Hardware and Sound à Pen and Touch.
The Pen and Touch utility opens, as shown in Figure 55.
Pen Options Tab
The Pen Options tab provides settings that are applicable to the pen screen only.
Pen Actions Panel
Highlight an action from the Pen Actions list and click on the Settings button (if active) to open
a settings window, then select options or make adjustments.
Figure 53. Pen and Touch Utility Pen Options Tab
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Pen Buttons Panel
Use the Pen button as a right-click equivalent option This option is overridden by the pen
button options in the Pen tab of the Pen Tablet Properties utility, regardless of whether it is
checked or not.
Use the top of the pen to erase ink option The erase function is not supported in the X7
from any utility option.
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Flicks Tab
The Flicks tab provides settings that are applicable to both the pen and touch screens.
Flicks are short quick gestures either up, down, left or right that produce common actions such
as scrolling through a document, dragging an object, or opening a folder. Click on the Practice
using flicks link at the bottom of the window to access a tutorial.
Figure 54. Pen and Touch Utility Flicks Tab
Handwriting Tab
The Handwriting tab provides settings that are applicable to both the pen and touch screens.
The options on this tab allow you to enable or disable the automatic handwriting learning
feature. Click on the “Learn about handwriting personalization link at the bottom of the window
for information about automatic learning and how to train your tablet to recognize your personal
handwriting style.
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Figure 55. Pen and Touch Utility Handwriting Tab
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Touch Tab
The Touch tab provides settings that are applicable to the touch screen only. The options on
this tab affect how the pen, or your finger, interacts with the touch screen.
NOTE
You must have the “Use your finger as an input device” option
checked to use either your finger or the pen on the touch
screen. If you are in Dual Mode, you can still use the active pen,
but the touch screen will be disabled.
Check the “Use your finger as an input device” option to use either the pen or your finger
with the touch screen.
Figure 56. Pen and Touch Utility Touch Tab
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Touch Actions
Highlight a touch action and click on the Settings button to open an adjustment window.
Touch Pointer
Select this option to place a cursor at the touch point. A virtual mouse image will also appear
next to the cursor, as shown in Figure 59 . You can then click on the left or right mouse button to
produce the appropriate mouse action.
Click on the Advanced Options button to open a window where you can adjust the touch
pointer position, appearance and behavior.
Figure 57. Touch Tab Virtual Mouse Pointer
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Tablet PC Settings Utility
If you have a second display with a touch or pen screen, you can use this tab to calibrate or
change the screen orientation.
Dis play Tab
Dis play Options
Click on the Display options down arrow and highlight the display you want to configure.
Configure
Click on the Setup button and choose Pen input or Touch input, depending on the type of
display.
Use the Calibrate button to calibrate either a pen or touch screen. Click on Reset to remove the
last calibration.
Go to Orientation
This option is not supported by the X7.
Figure 58. Tablet PC Settings Display Tab
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Other Tab
This tab allows you to change where an on-screen menu appear when you activate the pen or
touch displays so that your hand does not block your view of the menu. For example, if you are
left-handed, check the Left-handed option to have the menus appear to the right of the cursor.
Figure 59. Tablet PC Settings Utility Other Tab
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Pen Tablet Properties Utility
The following paragraphs briefly describe the purpose and actions of the Pen Tablet Properties
utility. To open the Pen Tablet Properties window, select Start à Control Panel à Hardware
and Sound and click on the Pen Tablet Properties icon to open the Pen Tablet Properties
window shown in Figure 62.
Pen Tab
The Pen tab is displayed by default when the Pen Tablet Properties window opens (Figure 62 ).
The pen pictured in the tab is a WACOM™ pen that is normally used in advanced drawing
tablets. Its functionality far exceeds what is practical for your X7 tablet. Consequently, we have
provided a simpler active pen.
Figure 60. WACOM Pen Tablet Properties Window Pen Tab
NOTE
The pen that comes with your ARMOR X7 has only one side button
and no eraser function.
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Supported Options
Figure 63 and Figure 64 highlight those functions and options that are supported by your
ARMOR X7 active pen.
NOTE
Options not supported by the X7 pen are grayed out in Figure 63
and Figure 64 for illustration purposes only. They are not grayed
out on the actual application screen image.
Figure 61. Settings and Options Supported by the ARMOR X7 Active Pen
Click Sound
Check the Click Sound option to enable a clicking sound when you perform an action with the
pen.
Eraser
The X7 does not support the Erase function.
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Side Button Menu Options
The side button can be set to perform different functions that are selected from the pull down
menu shown in Figure 64. The default function is “Right Click”.
Only the lower button menu is used with the X7 pen. Refer to Explanation of Side Button
Options in the Appendix for a description of each menu option.
NOTE
Some side switch settings may work differently in some software
applications.
Figure 62. Side Button Menu Options
Default Button
Click on the Default button to return the Pen tab settings to their default values.
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Advanced Button
Click on the Advanced button to open the Advanced Settings window, as shown in Figure 65.
The two options in this window allow you to set the way the side switch will be used to perform a
right click action. Click & Tap is the default action.
Figure 63. Pen Tablet Properties - Advanced Settings Window
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Pop-up Menu Tab
The Pop-up Menu tab is shown in Figure 66. This tab allows you to add additional functionality
to the side button. These functions will be displayed in a pop-up menu when the side button is
pressed while in an application or working on the desktop. If only one function has been
selected, only that function will be available.
NOTE
To use the functions set in the pop-up menu, you must select the
“Pop-up Menu” option from the side button menu in the Pen tab.
Figure 64. Pen Tablet PropertiesPop-up Menu Tab
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Click on the down arrow in the Add field to open a list of available functions then select and
configure the desired function. Those functions that are selected will appear in the Pop-up
Items panel to the right of the Add field. Click on the Remove button to delete a function.
When you are using the pen in an application or on the desktop and you press the side button, a
small menu is displayed with the options you have configured.
Figure 65. Pop-up Menu Add Options
OPTIONS
MENU
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Calibrate Tab
The Calibrate tab is shown in Figure 68. Click on the Calibrate button to access the screen
calibration routine. Follow the on-screen instructions.
Figure 66. Pen Tablet Properties Window Calibrate Tab
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Picasa 3®
Picasa 3 is an image capture program that allows you to use the webcam for taking still pictures
and movies and for capturing barcodes. Refer to Capturing Images and Video for instructions on
how to use this application.
Figure 67. Picasa 3 Image Capture Application
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Virtual Magnifying Glass™
This handy utility allows you to magnify portions of the screen that are too small to see clearly. It
projects a virtual magnifying glass over a portion of the screen, as shown in Figure 70. Refer to
Using the Screen Magnifier for instructions on how activate and use this application.
Figure 68. Virtual Magnifying Glass Application
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6. TROUBLESHOOTING
This section addresses only those problems that can be corrected by replacing a removable
component such as a hard drive or battery, by replacing or reseating an external cable, or by
changing a configuration setting. Any other failure will require the tablet be returned to DRS
Tactical Systems.
For each problem that occurs with your ARMOR X7 computer, there are specific steps that will
isolate the problem to a failed component or to a configuration option that may be set
incorrectly. In many cases, a single action step will isolate or correct the problem. In others, a
troubleshooting flowchart with multiple actions may be needed.
Determine the Problem
Table 19 lists some possible symptoms pointing to problems with your ARMOR X7. It then
provides actions to correct a problem. In some cases, you will be directed to a troubleshooting
flow chart to further isolate the problem.
Use the Symptom and Problem Area columns to identify the problem you are having, then
follow any directions in the Action column or go to the indicated troubleshooting flowchart to
begin troubleshooting.
Table 18. ARMOR X7 Trouble Symptoms
SYMPTOM PROBLEM AREA ACTION FLOWCHART
Tapping with the pen
or
stylus does not
select or activate an
option, or the cursor
does not align with
stylus or pen point.
Display (touch or
pen screen)
1. Follow the instructions in
Error! Reference source
not found. or Calibrating
the Display in Windows XP
to calibrate the screen.
Repeat up to 5 times if
necessary.
2. If screen still does not
calibrate correctly, send
tablet in for repair.
Backlight goes on
and off.
Display 1. Default the BIOS.
2. If not fixed, flash H8.
3. If not fixed, send tablet in
for repair.
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SYMPTOM PROBLEM AREA ACTION FLOWCHART
Pen does not right-
click
when held
against the screen.
Display 1. Select Start
à
Control
Panel
à
Hardware and
Sound
à
Pen and
Touch.
2. Highlight the Press and
hold option in the Pen
Actions panel and click on
Settings.
3. Ensure the Enable press
and hold for right
clicking option is
checked.
4. If problem is not fixed,
replace pen.
Pen does not right
click when side
button is pressed
(default setting).
Display 1. Select Start
à
Control
Panel
à
Hardware and
Sound
à
Pen Tablet
Properties.
2. Verify/change setting to
Right Click in bottom side
button menu.
Pen not working in
center of display.
Display Send tablet in for repair.
Pen opens and
closes folders and
programs without
touching screen.
Display Send tablet in for repair.
Tablet will not
recognize a battery.
Battery TS-04
Battery will not hold a
charge.
Battery Perform the procedure in
What to Do for Overly-
Discharged Batteries .
Tablet will not power
up.
Power TS-01
Tablet is locked up. Run TS-05
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SYMPTOM PROBLEM AREA ACTION FLOWCHART
Screen rolls, flashes,
and then tablet
freezes up.
Run 1. Remove both batteries
and connect AC adapter.
2. Reboot the tablet.
3. If tablet works normally,
reinstall one battery at a
time and reboot until
problem reoccurs.
4. Replace one or both
batteries as applicable.
Tablet shuts down on
its own.
Run 1. Start
à
Control Panel
à
Power Options and
check if the computer has
a shut down setting to
save power.
2. If no shut down option is
enabled, return tablet for
repair.
Tablet will not start
boot process. Power
ok.
Boot Up TS-02
Tablet will not boot
into Windows.
Boot Up TS-03
Cannot connect to a
wireless network.
Wireless TS-06
Ethernet or USB
ports not working.
Ethernet/USB
Perform the procedure in
Error! Refere
nce source not
found. to reset the BIOS.
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Troubleshooting Flowcharts
TS-01 Tablet will not power up
Start
1. Remove both
batteries and connect
tablet to docking
station or connect AC
adapter.
2. Attempt to power up.
Does tablet
power up? Yes
Exit
Replace
batteries.
No
Send tablet in
for repair.
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TS-02 Tablet will not start boot process. Power is ok
Start Is tablet
docked? Yes Undock tablet
and attempt to
boot up.
No
1. Remove both
batteries and connect
tablet to docking station
or connect DC power
supply.
2. Attempt to boot up.
Did tablet
boot up? Yes
No
Send tablet
in for repair.
Does
tablet
boot up? Yes
No
Replace
batteries.
Temporarily
replace HD with
another HD.
Does
tablet
boot up? Yes
No
Re-image
HDD.
Send tablet
in for repair.
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TS-03 Tablet will not boot into Windows
Does boot
process halt at
white flashing
cursor?
Yes Verify correct
boot device in
BIOS.
No
Does tablet
boot up?
No
Does tablet boot to
blue screen or does
screen go black? Yes
No
Temporarily
replace HD with
another HD.
Does
tablet
boot up? Yes
No
Send tablet
in for repair.
Send tablet
in for repair.
Exit
Yes
Re-image or
replace HDD.
Start
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TS-04 Tablet will not recognize a battery
Start Does tablet
recognize
battery?
Yes
Exit
No
Recharge/
replace the
battery.
Flash the bios
Send tablet in
for repair.
Does tablet
recognize
battery?
Yes
No
Re-image/
replace the
hard drive.
Does tablet
recognize
battery?
No
Yes
No
Flash H8
Does tablet
recognize
battery?
Yes
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TS-05 Tablet is locked up
Start
1. Shut down tablet.
2. Disconnect external
power.
3. Remove both batteries and
allow tablet to sit un-
powered for 5 minutes.
4. Re-insert batteries and/or
connect external power.
5. Reboot tablet.
Does tablet
Lock up?
No
Exit
Yes
Re-image/
replace HD.
Does tablet
Lock up?
No
Yes
Send tablet
in for repair.
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TS-06 Cannot connect to wireless network
Shut down and
reboot the
tablet.
Does tablet
Connect to
network?
No
Click on Start à Control Panel à
Network and Sharing Center.
Is a
red “X” present on
a connection
icon?
No
Yes
1. Click on Troubleshoot Problems.
2. Select Network Adapter.
3. Click on Next.
4. Select the network adapter to troubleshoot
5. Follow the on-screen instructions.
5. Reboot the tablet.
Exit
Yes
Start
Send tablet in
for repair.
Does tablet
Connect to
network?
No
Open
ARMORUtils and
click on the
Wireless Setup
option.
Exit
Yes
Send tablet in
for repair.
Is the
problem radio
disabled?
No
Yes
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7. BACKUP AND RESTORE PROCEDURES
Backup with QuickBack
If your hard drive is a spinning media hard drive, QuickBackis included with your software
package as a backup and restore feature. It allows you to make an exact copy of your hard
disks contents on a hidden partition of your computer. You can then use this backup to restore
your PC if the hard drive becomes partially corrupted.
NOTE
If the entire hard drive becomes corrupted or the hard drive is
damaged, this restore feature may not work.
ARMOR X7 ruggedized computers implement the QuickBack™ functionality using the Acronis
True Image OEM software package. The True Image application provides a number of useful
System Backup features including the creation and storage of an Archival Backup, the ability to
store up to two additional User created Backups, and the ability to create an Emergency
Bootable CD for System Recovery.
The QuickBack backup feature is only one part of a complete computer backup strategy. As
mentioned above, if the entire hard drive becomes corrupted or if the hard drive itself becomes
defective then the QuickBack™ feature will not be able to restore the system. Even if the
System Recovery CD is used, it looks for the backup data on the hard drive. The periodic use
of an alternate backup tool is recommended to provide backups on external media in case of
catastrophic hard drive failures.
You may wish to purchase the upgraded full-featured Acronis True Image tool to be able to
backup and recover all data saved from an external drive.
Dis k Partitions
The hard drive is divided into several sections or “Partitions”. The C: partition is the primary
partition that contains the Windows files, Application Program files, User files, etc. The C:
Partition is used as the primary system boot drive for normal operations.
The D: partition contains space for QuickBack Backups of the C: Partition. The D: partition
has been made large enough to contain at least two standard-sized compressed User-
generated backups.
The compressed backup copy of a partition can only be stored in one of the other partitions for
backup purposes. This allows you to overcome the most common disk corruption issues and to
restore the system back to the last saved state.
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How to Access QuickBack for Initial Set-Up and Help
Features
Once installed, the QuickBack™ feature can be accessed by clicking on the Acronis True Image
shortcut on the computer’s desktop. You can also access it by clicking on Start à All
Programs à Acronis à True Image. The program includes an easy to use wizard interface
and detailed HELP features. The startup screen is shown in Figure 71.
Figure 69. QuickBackGraphical User Interface
Archive Backup
The original Archive Backup is created automatically when you select the “Install QuickBack™”
icon on the Desktop.
NOTE
The QuickBack™ install is a lengthy process involving an
automatic re-
partitioning of the hard drive and the automatic
backup process. A USB or other physical keyboard should be
used for this operation.
The initial installation takes approximately 25 minutes. Subsequent user initiated backups will
take less time. The system should be connected to external power prior to the initial installation
or any subsequent user backup in order to ensure the backup process completes without
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interruption. The Archive Backup contains the original C and D partitions and is stored in a
compressed form in a hidden partition on the system hard disk.
This hidden partition is not visible or accessible to you with the standard system file access
toolset. To use the Archive Backup to restore the hard drive, press the F11 option (with external
keyboard) when prompted during the system boot to immediately start the standalone True
Image Application.
NOTE
If you choose the “Restore Original System Installation” option,
any changes or additions to either of these two partitions since
the initial QuickBack™ installation will be lost. This includes User
Backups that have been placed in the D partition area.
Within the True Image application, you can select the “Restore Original System Installation”
button and follow the on-screen directions to restore the entire Archive Backup onto the C and D
partitions of the System Hard Drive.
User Backups
You can create up to two User Backups of the C partition (Compressed copies of C are stored
up to the available space in the D partition). Backups are typically created as desired by using
the True Image application under Windows. Backups are stored into the D partition of the
system hard drive. Currently, with the existing C partition size, the size of the D partition allows
up to two Backups to be saved at one time.
If you increase the C partition significantly with the addition of new software, then only one
backup copy can be stored. With the addition of very large amounts of user data it is possible to
grow the partition content large enough that it cannot be compressed into the available space
on the D partition (In this case the True Image will inform you that no backup into the requested
location is possible).
System Recovery CD
You can create a System Recovery CD using the True Image Application. For example, if the C
drive becomes corrupted (system fails to boot normally), the Recovery CD allows you to boot
the system to the True Image Application. You can then restore the C partition from one of the
Backups.
Note that you create the Recovery CD using Windows and an attached CD disk drive with write
capability. To create the Bootable CD, please refer to your Windows documentation. To