Psion Omnii

FAQ - Frequently asked questions

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- What variants of the Omnii are available ?

Model

XT10
XT15
 

Keyboard
alpha
numeric
alpha
numeric
Specifications
Link
Link
Link
Link

 

- What is the difference between models ?

 

XT10
(7545XV)

XT15
(7545XA)

CPU TI OMAP3 600 Mhz TI ARM 800Mhz
memory 512 MB Flash ROM / 256 MB RAM 1 GB Flash ROM / 512 MB RAM
OS systems

Windows CE.net 6.0

Windows CE.net 6.0
Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5
WiFi 802.11b/g 802.11a/b/g/n, WPA2, 802.1X
GSM - 3.8G HSPA+, 2.5G GPRS/EDGE options
keyboard

1x alphanumeric, 2x numeric options

2x alphanumeric, 4x numeric options

Features

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Accelerometer, Compass
IP rating IP 65 (increased rain/dust rating) IP 65, IP 67
SUMMARY First variant of Omnii family Improved variant

Besides there are these variants:
- RT15 (7545XC): alphanumeric (picture) and numeric (picture), spec sheet (Link). It is the same as XT15 but with IP65 only.
- XT15ni: non-incendive (UL Class I, Division 2 (Group A, B, C, D); T6)
- 7545MBW: a XT15 with a specific configuration for at&t.
All informations given here for the XT15 model is valid the same for these variants. Accessories is fully compatible.

-Where can I find more informations about the Psion Omnii ?

The most helpful site is the Psion Community site. You find a product presentation of XT10: link, user manuals: link and helpful video documentations: link.

- system OS options ?

Omnii XT10 supports only Windows CE.net 6 in English, Chinese, Korean and Japanese.
Omnii XT15 supports besides Windows CE.net 6 also Windows Embedded Handheld 6.5 in English, French, German, Spanisch, Italian, Chinese, Korean and Japanese. Language can be changed with a system OS update, which is available on the Psion community site.
Microsoft provides infos about Windows Embedded CE.net here (link).

- what do I need to start with ?

The Omnii comes with battery (ST3001) only, no other accessories are included in the box. For start working with the unit you need at least a charging option, see below please. The Omnii is high modular, a variety of internal connectors allow Barcode Scanner, serial ports, radio cards and much more to be connected directly into the body of the Omnii maintaining its IP and Drop ratings.

- charging options ?

There is no power port on the Omnii, so you can not simply plug a power adapter on it. Choose one of these options:
1. Docking station: The desk docking station (ST4002 with USB, ST4003 with USB+Ethernet or quad-unit station ST4004) can charge a spare battery as well as charge the battery inside in the unit.
2. Battery charger (ST3006): Can charge up to six batteries externally.
3. Snap On adapters: These adapter clips provide charging port for the unit: WA4000 with power adapter (ST1050 (wall) oder ST3113 (CLA)), adapter WA4001 with powered USB port and adapter WA4005 with powered serial port.
4. Vehicle charging options: powered Vehicle Cradle (ST1002): This cradle charges the plugged Omnii unit with the on-board power supply (CLA power adapter CA3002 needed, or power cable CA3001 + CA1210).

 

- battery options ?

All Omnii models use the battery ST3001. With 5000mAh capacity it is one of the most powerful available in the handheld market. Charging time is 3.5h, working time 10 to 19 hours (depending on usage) and 50 hours suspend time. Life time of battery is 3 years/300 charging cycles.
Besides all Omnii's have a backup battery. It will remain data while replacing main battery. It is soldered to mainboard and not user-changeable.
You can extend battery life configuring power management accordingly (/Start/Settings/ControlPanel/Display & Power): suspend power settings, reduce backlight, keypad brightness. If not needed, disable Bluetooth, GSM/GPRS, SD-Card Slot. Teklogix recommends to use default power managment settings to get the best battery life.

 

- wired communication options ?

USB

Option 1: docking station ST4002, ST4003: the docked Omnii connects via USB to any desktop PC. Besides there is a USB Host port.

Option 2: snap module ST4001 - this adapter clip provides a micro-USB port to communicate via linkcable (PX3058) with a PC. Also charging the unit via this USB port is possible. Besides it provides a standard USB port to connect external devices

USB Host

Option 1: docking station ST4002, ST4003: both docking stations provide a USB port to connect external USB devices. Besides the docked Omnii unit connects via USB to any desktop PC.

Option 2: snap module ST4001 - this adapter clip provides a standard USB port to connect external devices. Besides it provides a micro-USB port to communicate via linkcable (PX3058) with a PC. Also charging the unit via this USB port is possible.

Option 3: adapter cable CA3001 - it is used with the powered VIC cradle (ST1002) and provides two USB ports.

Ethernet

Option 1: docking Station ST4003 - it provides Ethernet 10base port (besides USB and serial port). Quad docking station ST4004 provides 10/100 Base-T Ethernet port.

Option 2: adapter WA4070 - it will be attached to the USB-port of the single dockingstation and will provide an Ethernet port.

serial RS232

Option 1: docking Station ST4003 - it provides serial DB9 port (besides USB and Ethernet 10base port).

Option 2: snap module ST4005 - this adapter clip provides a serial DB9 port. It can be used for data communication as well as for charging the unit (powered serial port).

Option 3: adapter WA4015 - it attaches to the USB-port of the dockingstation and provides serial DB9 RS232 port.

 

- wireless communication options ?

Technology Psion part no. suitable for Omnii
GSM

2,5G GPRS, EDGE, GSM quad band
UMTS 3.8G HSPA+ five band

RA3045

XT15 only

Wifi 802.11b/g - integrated on all XT10
  802.11a/b/g/n, WPA2, 802.1X - integrated on all XT15
Infrared none - none
Bluetooth V2.0 + EDR, coexistence with Wifi - integrated on XT10, XT15
GPS optional SIRF III receiver WA3060 XT10, XT15
RFID HF-AM1-OMNII RFID Reader ST9210 XT10, XT15

 

- scanner / imager options ?

 

 

POD scanners attach to the "expension back cover" (ST9000/-01/-11):

POD Scanner/Imager Engine Range Angle Pistolgrip
ST9101 Scanner SE1224HP 85cm 42° ST6000
ST9102 Scanner SE1223LR (long range) 76cm 47° ST6000
ST9106 Imager 2D HHP5080 20cm 40° ST6000
ST9107 Imager 1D EV15 90cm 40° ST6000
ST9108 Imager 2D EA11 44cm 39° ST6000
ST9109 Imager 2D EA20X 80cm 26° ST6000
ST9204 Scanner SE955 88cm 48° ST6000
ST9208 Imager 2D EA11 44cm 39° ST6000
ST9209 Imager 2D EA20X 80cm 26° ST6000

 

 

Backcover scanner are attached in exchange of the "expension back cover"(ST9000/-01/-11):

Backcover Scanner/Imager Engine Range Angle Pistolgrip
ST9701 Scanner SE1224HP 85cm 42° ST6100
ST9702 Scanner SE1223LR (long range) 76cm 47° ST6400
ST9703 Scanner SE1524ER 250cm 13° ST6400
ST9706 Imager 2D HHP5080 20cm 40° ST6100
ST9707 Imager 1D EV15 90cm 40° ST6100
ST9708 Imager 2D EA11 44cm 39° ST6100
ST9709 Imager 2D EA20X 80cm 26° ST6100

 

- automotive options ?

1. Cradles: if you need a simple vehicle cradle, choose the non-powered cradle ST1000. This cradle provides access to all keys and buttons while the Omnii is docked in the vehicle. However if you want to charge your unit with the onboard power, choose powered cradle ST1002. You can attach cradle ST1002 with the cable CA3000 directly to your onboard vehicle power.
In case you need data communication as well, use cradle ST1002 together with adapter cable CA3001. This combination offers a serial and a USB port. Besides you can charge the Omnii unit via Cigarette Lighter adapter (CLA) with cable CA3002, or via onboard power with cable CA1210.

2. If you don't need a holder / cradle inside your vehicle, but just a charging solution, use adapter clip WA4000 with CLA power adapter ST3113.

3. Mounts: To attach the cradle to the vehicle we suggest a RAM mount MT332x, MT350x.
4. Power regulator: - Power supplies exceeding 30VDC (forklift power) need PS1350 "72V pre regulator module"
5. Handstrap: units with attached handstrap ST6026 or pistolgrip ST6x00 also fit in the vehicle cradle. Only cases have to be removed.


- stylus options ?

Standard stylus can be ordered as spare part: ST6101 (short, yellow) or ST6102 (long, grey).
The Omnii has no internal stylus holder, so it has to be attached externaly:
option 1: via stylus holder ST6310 or tether ST6103 - this holder and/or the tether allows to attach a stylus on the back of the Omnii unit.
option 2: via handstrap ST6026 - a stylus can be attached with tether (ST6103) to this handstrap, which has also two stylus holders.
option 3: via pistolgrip ST6000, ST6100 with integrated stylus in the bottom of the handle.

 

 

- protective options ?

Screen: to avoid scratches on the touchscreen from heavy-duty stylus input, you can attach a screen protection ST6112.

Handstrap: The handstrap will be attached on the backside of the unit and provides secure hold with one hand. ST6025 is adjustable in lenght, ST6026 is suitable with use of vehicle holders ST1000 + ST1002. - a shoulderstrap can be ordered as ST6030, a wriststrap as ST6040.

Case: a variety of protective pouches, belt-cases and rubber boot protections are available:

Case / Pouch

Picture (click to view)

Type Extras accessible parts Variants

ST6090 ST6092

Carrying Case, Nylon

- removeable belt clip. So it can be used as simple protective pouch or as belt-case
- two connections for shoulder strap (not included).

Display, Keypad, Camera, buttons on the sides. ST6090 for units with Backcover-Scanners (ST930x, ST940x, ST950x, ST970x)
ST6092 for units with Pod-Scanners (ST910x, ST920x).

ST6091

Pouch, Nylon

- removable belt clip. So it can be used as simple protective pouch or as belt-case.
- ashoulderstrap can be attached (order separately).
   

ST6080 ST6081
ST6084
ST6085

Rubber Boot - two connections for shoulderstrap (not included).
Scanner, Stylus and battery are still accessible. For charging in the docking it must be removed.

ST6080 (yellow) and ST6081 (grey) for units with Backcover-Scanners (ST930x, ST940x, ST950x, ST970x).

ST6084 (yellow). ST6085 (grey) for units with Pod-Scannerns (ST910x, ST920x)

ST6055
ST6056
Holster, Cordura - Combination with pistolgrip, Left/right-hand use.  

ST6055 for units with Backcover-Scanners (ST930x, ST940x, ST950x, ST970x).

ST6056 for units with Pod-Scanners (ST910x, ST920x)

ST6050
Vehicle Holster - Vertical and horizontal position possible, works with units with pistol grip.    
ST6051
Forklift Holster - Vertical and horizontal position possible, works with units with pistol grip.
   


- memory options ?

The internal memory (ROM / Flash-RAM) can not be upgraded. However the memory can be expanded with a microSD memory-card. The slot for SD-cards is easily accessible via battery compartment. Another internal microSD-slot is for system purposes only, please do not remove card, otherwise unit will not boot.

 

 

F.A.Q. - for Omnii users:

- My unit does not power on ?

1. Try a soft/warm reset first (see below).
2. Check if battery is charged well (otherwise blinking yellow LED). Units with low battery does not power up. Place unit in the desktop docking cradle. Check if battery is inserted and compartment is closed properly, otherwise it won't charge on the docker.
3. Finally try a hard/cold reset (see below).
4. If all solutions fail and unit remaind "dead", please contact vendor/manufatorer for service.

- How to reset the unit ?

1. Soft/Warm reset: factory settings are retained, but any unsaved personal data is lost. Press and hold ENTER + FN/BLUE simultaneosly 4 seconds.
2. Hard/Cold reset: returns the unit to factory settings, all datas are lost ! - Press and hold ENTER + FN/BLUE + SYM/ORANGE simultaneosly 4 seconds.
3. Booting in system-menu ("BooSt"): Press and hold ENTER + FN/BLUE + SCANNER button left simultaneosly 4 seconds. After you can "clean start" unit, which resets the unit 100% to factory settings.
None of these reset-options erases OS system, so you will never be left with a non-working unit.

- How to connect the Omnii with the PC ?

Software: Windows 7 + Vista users require Windows Mobile Device Center, Windows 2000 + XP users require ActiveSync. Download links here.
Running Active Sync with Windows XP, please check you have admin rights, firewall settings, active DHCP-client, active Netbios over TCP/IP.
Most connection problems with Windows 2000/XP are gone if you install USB drivers: USB Setup application (PTX P/N: 1000997).

Hardware:
Option 1: docking station ST4002, ST4003: the docked Omnii connects via USB to any desktop PC. Besides there is a USB Host port.
Option 2: snap module ST4001 - this adapter clip provides a micro-USB port to communicate via linkcable (PX3058) with a PC. Also charging the unit via this USB port is possible. Besides it provides a standard USB port to connect external devices

- Scanner/imager does not work properly ?

1. Hardware: please attach scanner/imager modul as shown in the instruction manuals: backplate-scanner (link) or Pod-scanner (link).
2. Software: Check your Psion product number and see on table on top what scan-engine is used. For example: Scanner ST9101 = engine SE1224HP or Imager ST9107 = engine EV15. The appropriate number has to be choosen from the BooSt Scanner list. Check your choice in the Windows System settings.
3. Some imagers require additional .cab drivers to work with Omnii units. Please download drivers here: ICS Device Installer.
4. If red laser light show up, the hardware is installed properly. Try simple EAN code first, vary with scan distances.

- What Hardware Expansions are available ?

Art.No. Product Picture
(please click)
Info

ST9000
ST9001
ST9011

Expansion Backcover

Pod-Scanners can be installed on top of this.

ST9000: blank backcover (no speaker, no camera included).
ST9001: backcover with included speaker (without camera).
ST9011: backcover with included speaker and camera.

ST930x
ST950x
ST940x

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  to be continued    

 

- What spare parts are available ?

Art.No. Product Picture
(please click)
Info
ST9301 End Cap Blank
blank endcap which covers top of back covers ST90xx.
ST9100 Pod blanking plate
blank backplate to cover back of back covers ST90xx.
ST50xx Keyboards    
ST51xx Keypads    
  to be continue    

 

tbc = to be continued, corrections welcome: christoph@pulster.de


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