CruisePAD Overview


The CruisePAD is a wireless remote interface to a PC or Network Server that allows remote access to system resources from anywhere in the workplace. CruisePAD uses Zenith Data Systems CruiseLAN wireless spread spectrum and frequency hopping LAN communication technology. It also implements a Novell IPX/SPX protocol stack to remotely communicate with a host PC.


Connection Options Direct wireless connection to desktop PC equipped with a CruiseLAN/ISA card. Direct wireless connection to portable PC equipped with a CruiseLAN/PCMCIA card. Wireless connection to networked PCs via CruiseLAN/Access Point.

Display 8.5 backlit monochrome dual-scan 640x480 VGA LCD, Additional display area for nine hot icons, 6-icon LCD status panel

Embedded Software Remote interface software for access to MS-DOS and Microsoft Windows applications on Host PC or MultiCruise Server.Configurable On Screen KeyboardSetup Window SoftwareSoftware Upgrade Capability

Humidity Operating: 15-80% non-condensing, Non-Operating: 10-90% non-condensing, Max Wet Bulb: 36.5º C

Input / Output Integrated touch- or stylus-activated digitizer panel, 2-button mouse emulation via touch or stylus input, Stylus and integrated stylus holder, Configurable On Screen Keyboard, Optional External Compact Keyboard, PS/2-style keyboard port, Built-in speaker, Expansion connector, Power connector

Physical 10.6W x 9.8D x 1.0 at front, sloping to 1.8H at rear3.2lbs. with standard battery pack3.4lbs. with extended life battery pack, Protective bumper, Identification card holder

Power Sleep and Hibernate power-saving modes, Immediate sleep hot icon, NiMH rechargeable battery pack for 2-3hr. operation ** Battery life depends on usage conditions

Processing Intelligent Display Coprocessor™

Security Digitally scrambled wireless communications, User-definable security ID code for wireless access, User-definable Host access password, Kensington™ security connector

Temperature Operating: 5-40º CNon-Operating: -10-50º CGradient: 20º C/Hr. max.

Wireless Communications Integrated Spread-Spectrum Frequency-Hopping radio100mW, transmit power1.6Mbps data rate 2.4-2.4835 GHz frequency band, Meets FCC Part 15 Class B licensing requirements, Coverage range: Indoors: Up to 500 feet radius. Avg.: 200-300 feet Outdoors: Up to 1000 feet radius Avg.: 500-600 feet, Unlimited effective range with roaming among CruiseLAN/Access Points.3-Level wireless connection status icon

CruisePAD Setup

1. To enter the CruisePAD Setup, select the Setup icon from the Hot Icons group.

2. Once in the CruisePAD Setup, the CruisePAD can be configured for any specific operating requirements.

3. The following options will be listed across the top of the screen inside of the Setup Program:

Host Or Server
Hot Keys
Maintenance
Power
Screen

Note
To exit from the CruisePAD Setup and return to the Host computer, select the X icon on the top right corner of the screen. The CruisePAD will not exit Setup if the end user has not connected to a Host Computer.


Options

Host (Single User)

 

The Host section appears when the CruisePAD is set for Single User Mode. This section allows the end user to select and connect to the Host Computers currently available.


Dim Host Screen, Lock Host Keyboard & Mouse
If the end user selects these options, the Host Computers screen will be blank and the Host will be exclusively controlled by the CruisePAD interface.

Groups
Lists the Groups available to the CruisePAD.

Hosts
Lists all available Host Computers within the selected Group.

Connect/Disconnect
Connects or disconnects from the specified Host Computer.

Update List
Displays the most recent list of Hosts and Groups.


Server (MultiCruise User)
The Server section appears when the CruisePAD interface is set for Multi-User mode. This section allows the end user to select and connect to servers that are currently available.


Server Domains
Lists the available Server Domains.

Server
Lists the available MultiCruise Servers within the selected server domain.

Connect/Disconnect
Connects or disconnects from the specified server.

Update List
Displays the most current list of servers and domains.


Hot Keys

Two programmable Hot Keys allow the end user to program frequently used key commands. To configure the Hot Keys:


1. Select Hot Keys, then select which of them to program, either 1 or 2.

2. Next, type the key or key combination that is to be stored. Valid combinations are single keystrokes, Ctrl, Alt, and Shift key combinations.

3. When exiting from Setup, the Hot Key will then be programmed. The Hot Keys can be reprogrammed at any time.


Maintenance (Single User)

The single user maintenance screen has the following configuration options:


Calibrate Pen
This button appears on this screen when the CruisePAD is operating in Single User Mode. Use this button to calibrate the accuracy of the screen and pen interface.

Reboot Host
This command will reboot the Host Computer that the CruisePAD is currently connected to.

Upgrade
This command will update the software on the CruisePAD.

Network
Use the wireless domain to logically separate any wireless network traffic. If the end user has configured the Host Computer to operate within a specified wireless domain, only select the domain that the Host is currently using.


Security ID
For CruiseLAN or CruisePAD radios to communicate, they must use identical security ID settings.


Maintenance (MultiCruise User)
The following options will be displayed when the end user enters the Maintenance screen when the CruisePAD is set for MultiCruise Mode:


Set Maintenance Password
This button allows the end user to set password protection for the functions of the maintenance section.

Frame Type
Allows you to select either 802.2, 802.3, II, or SNAP for the frame type.

Language
This allows the end user to choose which language they would prefer to use.

User Mode
Switch the CruisePAD interface between Multi-User mode to Single-User mode. This can be done by tapping on the single user check box, and then have the end user follow the directions displayed on the CruisePAD.


Maintenance Password
This box will indicate if a maintenance password has been set.


Power

From this screen is where the power management settings on the CruisePAD can be accessed. The following options are listed:


Sleep Delay
Sleep is a low power state that the CruisePAD interface will enter into after a predefined period of system inactivity, or by selecting the sleep Hot Icon. Sleep will turn off the display, but maintains the radio connection. Touching the screen or the external keyboard will wake the system up.

Hibernate
If the end user configures the CruisePAD to hibernate, it will enter hibernate mode after being in sleep mode for longer than 60 minutes, or by double tapping on the sleep Hot Icon. Hibernate uses almost no battery power and will turn off the radio connection. The end user will need to touch the screen to wake the system up.


Screen

The end user can adjust the brightness and contrast to best suit their viewing needs. For further video adjustments, the end user can change the palette by using the palette select located on the Hot Icons.

Specifications

Display

8.5 backlit mono dual-scan 640 x 480 VGA LCD
Additional display area for 9 hot icons
6-icon LCD status panel


I/O

Integrated touch- or stylus-activated digitizer panel
2-button mouse emulation via touch or stylus input
Stylus and integrated stylus holder
Configurable On Screen Keyboard
Optional external compact keyboard
PS/2-style keyboard port
Built-in speaker
Expansion connector
Power connector


Wireless Communications

Integrated Spread-Spectrum Frequency-Hopping radio
100mW transmit power
1.6 Mbps data rate
2.4-2.4835 Ghz frequency band
Meets FCC Part 15 Class B licensing requirements
Coverage range: UP TO 500 feet radius indoor, UP TO 1000 feet radius outdoor.
Unlimited effective range with roaming among CruiseLAN/Access Points
3-level wireless connection status icon


Connection Options

Direct wireless connection to desktop PC equipped with a CruiseLAN/ISA card
Direct wireless connection to portable PC equipped with a CruiseLAN/PCMCIA card
Wireless connection to networked PCs via CruiseLAN/Access Point


Security

Digitally scrambled wireless communications
User-definable security ID code for wireless access
User-definable Host access password
Kensington™ security connector


Power

Sleep and hibernate power-saving modes
Immediate sleep hot icon
NiMH rechargeable battery pack for 3 hr. operation*
Optional extended life NiMH rechargeable battery pack for 4.5 hr. operation*
*Battery life depends on usage conditions


Embedded Software

Remote interface software for access to MS-DOS® and Microsoft® Windows™ applications on Host PC
Configurable On Screen Keyboard
Setup window software
Software upgrade capability


Processing

Intelligent Display Coprocessor™


Physical

10.6 W x 9.8 D x 1.0 at front, sloping to 1.8 H at rear
3.2 lbs. with standard battery pack
3.4 lbs. with extended life battery pack
Protective bumper
Identification card holder


Temperature

Operating: 5 to 40° C
Non-Operating: -10 to 50° C
Gradient: 20° C/Hr max


Humidity

Operating: 15 to 80% non-condensing
Non-Operating: 10 to 90% non-condensing
Max Wet Bulb: 36.5° C


Altitude

Operating: -61 to 3,072 meters
Non-Operating: 12,288 meters max

Copyright 1991-1996 Packard Bell Electronics, Inc.

PRODUCT MAINTENANCE RELEASE BULLETIN

 

PRODUCT LINE: MOBILE SYSTEM

PRODUCT FAMILY: CruisePAD

MARKETING MODEL NUMBERS: CruisePAD

US MODELS: ZND-3600-EN


EUROPEAN MODELS: To be determined at a later date.

 

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION:

The CruisePAD is a wireless remote interface for personal computers. CruisePAD internally incorporates the user interface elements of a PC -- display, input and audio -- and uses wireless communications to connect to a host PC equipped with a CruiseLAN wireless network card or through a CruiseLAN/Access Point.


APPROXIMATE DATE OF FIRST SHIPMENT:


April, 1995


DOCUMENTATION PART NUMBERS:


User's Guide 595-5899-02
Service documentation disk pack 893-3538-001
Installation and Configuration guide.................................... Host Software Disk4

 

SPECIAL TOOLS OR EQUIPMENT OR UTILITIES:

Diagnostics Built-in
Flash-BIOS code 893-3597-xx2
Serial module for flash-BIOS disaster recovery............... 100-2138
Host Software Installation Disk Pack................................. 893-3544-3


Notes:

1) Available only in electronic format on disk.
2) The CruisePAD Flash version must match the version used on the host computer (see the service manual for details)!

3) You must have the host software disks and a CruiseLAN wireless product for system level testing.
4) This is contained in a file named "TECHDOC.WRI" located on the Host installation disk.


PREVENTATIVE MAINTENANCE:


Customer responsibility: None


Service Center responsibility: None

 

MEAN TIME TO REPAIR (MTTR):


At the major module assembly level, 45 minutes.

ATTACHMENTS:


A. Field Replaceable Units (FRU)
B. Accessories & Upgrades

Copyright 1996 Zenith Data Systems Corporation

ATTACHMENT A
FIELD REPLACEABLE UNITS

Category Part Number QTY. Description

Pc-Boards
240-8289-10 1 MAIN BOARD
100-2177 1 ASSY I/O BOARD W/STATUS LCD
150-0914 1 RADIO LAN BOARD 2.4GHz
150-0913 1 DC/AC HI-FREQ. INVERTER BOARD
Other Electrical
100-2178 1 ASSY DIGITIZER W/GASKETS
150-0915 1 DISPLAY LCD 8.5" MONO STN VGA
Case
092-1069 1 CABINET ASSY TOP w/STATUS LCD LENS
092-1061 1 CABINET ASSY BOTTOM
Cables
134-4097 1 ASSY ANTENNA
173-5623 1 PARTS PACK CABLES MONO LCD
1 CABLE WIRE 15 COND 1MM 5"
1 CABLE FFC 30 COND 0.5MM 5"
Misc. Small Parts
173-5618 1 PARTS PACK MISC. CABINET PARTS
1 CAB PARTS STYLUS POCKET
1 CAB PARTS ANTENNA MOUNT
1 CAB PARTS ANTENNA PIVOT
1 CAB PARTS SERIAL PORT DOOR
1 CAB PARTS SERIAL PORT DOOR MOUNT
1 CAB PARTS POWER SWITCH ACTUATOR
1 CAB PARTS STYLUS FRICTION PAD
2 CAB PARTS CARD COVER
2 RUBBER HINGE HOLE PLUG
1 FRICTION PAD HOLDING RING
1 BUMPER RUBBER PERIMETER BEAD
1 GASKET, STATUS LCD ASSEMBLY
8 FOOT RUBBER PLUG
Screws
173-5617 1 PARTS PACK SCREWS
6 SCREW PAN M3X12 PHILIP MACHINE STAINLESS
7 SCREW PAN ATF-PT-KB22X7WN1441 BLACK ZINC
4 SCREW PAN ATF-PT-KB25X7WN1441 WHITE ZINC
3 SCREW PAN ATF-PT-KB25X10WN1441 WHITE ZINC
Misc.
089-0129 1 LINE CORD 18AWG 6 FT BLACK HOSPITAL SJT
150-0912 1 AC-CUBE ASSY 30W CONSTANT CURRENT 1.7A DC
150-0907 1 STANDARD BATTERY PACK
406-0694 2 STYLUS PLASTIC
893-3544 1 DISK PK CRUISEPAD HOST INSTALLATION
893-3597 1 DISK PK CRUISEPAD FLASH UPDATE
595-5899-02 1 USERS MANUAL

Attachment B

Accessories


Model Number Part Number Description
AAC-0030 150-912 EXT AC-CUBE
ABA-0020 150-907 STANDARD BATTERY PACK
ABA-0021 150-906 HIGH-CAPACITY BATTERY PACK
AAC-0060 093-0027 CARRYING CASE
AEX-0040 100-2138 EXT. SERIAL MODULE
AIB-0040 163-0119 EXT. MINI KEYBOARD
AIS-0010 406-694 STYLUS
AVL-0010 100-2141 LCD COVER LID
JDR-0040 893-3544 HOST SOFTWARE PACK
ASX-0003 150-726 KENSINGTON LOCK

Copyright 1991-1996 Packard Bell Electronics, Inc.

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Zenith Data Systems CruiseLan family products are based on Proxim RangeLan2 series.

CruiseLan standard is not compatible with a current wireless standards like 802.1a/b/g.