Hardware Installation Installing the Bluetooth Software Before proceeding, make sure that you have ActiveSync installed on the computer that you are using to install the drivers. ActiveSync will sync your computer and PDA and enable you to install drivers on your PDA. You can download
Insert the DCF-650BT into your ActiveSync for free from Microsoftâ€™s website
handheld device. www.microsoft.com.
Insert the driver DCF-650BT Driver CD into your CD-ROM drive. You will see the following screen.
Connect your PDA to the computer you are using to install the drivers using the type A USB cable pro-
Click Install Drivers
vided with your PDA.
If the Autorun screen does not automatically start, click on Start > Run, enter â€śD:\Autorun.exeâ€ť and click OK. â€śDâ€ť represents the letter of your CD-ROM drive. Replace it if your CD-ROM drive is a different letter.
Note: If the connection between the PDA and the computer is not ON, an error message will appear. Check if your cable connections are secure and that ActiveSync has established a connection before proceeding.
Note: Screens will vary slightly from the screens shown depending on your Windows Operating System.
Click Finish Completing the Driver Installation
The Bluetooth software will automatically be downloaded to your PDA. This screen will appear to indicate
Select Add a shortcut in the Start menu for easy access to the Bluetooth
Manager. Click OK to exit this screen.
When this next screen is displayed, follow the on- screen instructions on your PDA to complete the driver installation.
Be sure to RESET your PDA to complete the driver
11 1 Introduction To the Bluetooth Software 1.3 UNINSTALL A PRIOR VERSION OF BTW-CE
BTW-CE is the Bluetooth software included with your DCF-650BT and is the
If you have a version of BTW-CE prior to vesion 1.2.0 , it must be uninstalled
solution for the seamless integration of Bluetooth technology into devices that
before installing version 1.2.0 or later. For versions 1.2.0 and later this step is
use the Pocket PC operating system. It provides Pocket PCs with the means
not necessary. To uninstall BTW-CE:
1. Connect the handheld computer, via its cradle and Microsoft ActiveSync,
Locate other Bluetooth devices in the immediate vicinity (inquiry)
to the desktop computer.
Discover the services that those devices offer (discovery)
2. On the desktop computer, in the system tray, double-click the ActiveSync
Connect to, use, and disconnect from those services
Enable/disable individual services
3. From the ActiveSync Tools menu, click Add/Remove Programsâ€¦
Security features, on a service-by-service basis, including:
4. In the list of applications installed on the handheld computer, clear (un-
check) WIDCOMM BTW-CE. Verify that WIDCOMM BTW-CE is still
highlighted (see Figure 1 ).
5. Click the Remove button (DO NOT click the OK button, see Figure
This Userâ€™s Guide is divided into four major sections:
6. Click OK to acknowledge the Remove Application notification.
Introduction to the Bluetooth Software
The prior version of BTW-CE will be uninstalled on both the handheld and
Using the Bluetooth Control Panel
desktop computers (follow any additional on-screen instructions that may appear
Using the Bluetooth Manager
on the desktop computer to complete the uninstall process).
Using Remote Device Servicesâ€”an overview of how to use services Figure 1: ActiveSyncâ€™s Tools > Add/Remove Programs... dialog box
provided by remote Bluetooth devices. 1.1 BLUETOOTH ICON The Bluetooth icon in the lower-right corner of the Today screen provides quick access to the Bluetooth Control Panel. It also provides visual feedback about whether Bluetooth is â€śonâ€ť or â€śoffâ€ť: Â·
When BTW-CE is active (â€śonâ€ť) the Bluetooth icon is blue .
If BTW-CE is disabled (â€śoffâ€ť) the icon appears grayed with a red X in the lower right corner . 1.2 APPLY POWER TO THE BLUETOOTH HARDWARE If the Bluetooth hardware is an integral part of the device (built-in), the first screen of the Bluetooth Control Panel has ON/OFF buttons to enable/disable power ON/OFF your device (Figure 4). To Access the Bluetooth Control Panel, tap the Bluetooth icon , which is located in the lower-right corner of the screen. When the Bluetooth hardware is an expansion device (Compact Flash Card), power is enabled/disabled by inserting/removing the card (Figure 5).
13 Each of these tabs is explained in detail in the remainder of this section. 2 Using the Bluetooth Control Panel BTW-CE provides a Control Panel to adjust Bluetooth settings. To access the Control Figure 3: Configuration Overview
Panel, in the lower-right corner of the Today screen, tap the Bluetooth icon . BTWCE can have multiple saved configurations. Individual configuration sets are saved in profiles, which can be quickly loaded to meet the appropriate situation. See Bluetooth Control Panel
Section 2.1.1 for more information about profiles.
Tap the Bluetooth icon on the Today page
The Control Panel has seven tabs. All tabs are not visible on the screen at the same time; use the arrows (Figure 2) to the right of the tab names to scroll back-and-forth (Default tab) Profile page
and expose the different tabs. Select: Profile Profile Set: Bluetooth ON/OFF functions: Figure 2: Control Panel Tabs, Scroll Arrows Display: Status ON/OFF
New Rename General
Delete Set: Device name Devices with access Discoverability Display: BDA Accessibility
The Control Panelâ€™s tabs are (see Figure 3): Enable: This Service
User profile selection
Bluetooth status (ON/OFF) indicator Set: My shared folder File Transfer Browse Dialog
Hardware power control (ON/OFF). Enable: This Service
Locate & Set
Shortcut to the Bluetooth Manager.
Contact Set & Display:
Set the device name
My bus. card
The deviceâ€™s Bluetooth Device Address (BDA) Information Exchange Enable: This Service
Determine which remote devices are allowed to connect
Determine whether remote devices can â€śseeâ€ť this Pocket PC.
Service tabsâ€”BTW-CE can provide four services. They are: Display: Inbound COM port Outbound COM port
File Transferâ€”set the highest-level directory on this Pocket PC that Serial Port
remote devices will be able to access. Enable: This Service Authorization
Information Exchangeâ€”Set the default business card (Pocket
Outlook contact entry)
Encryption Set: COM port
Serial Portâ€”Bluetooth serial port information
Baud rate Flow control
Dial-up Networkingâ€”configure the COM port, baud rate and flow Dial-up Networking
Aboutâ€”there are no configurable options on this tab.
Software Version Data About
Software version information
Website and Technical Support links. 2.1 GENERAL TAB Figure 5: Control Panel, General tab, external hardware
There are three options on this screen: Â· Current Profile: To change the active profile, tap the down-arrow in the â€śCurrent profile:â€ť field and select the new profile from the drop-down list. The current profile will be saved, and the settings from the selected profile will be loaded. To add, delete, or rename a profile, tap (see Section 2.1.1).
Â· Bluetooth Status: â€˘
Integrated Bluetooth hardware (Pocket PC with built-in Bluetooth) (see Figure 4)
External Bluetooth hardware (CompactFlash or PC expansion card) (see Figure 5 on the next page).
Â· Bluetooth Manager: Tapping on this shortcut starts the Bluetooth Manager.
When Bluetooth is OFF, no connections, incoming or outgoing, are possible. When Bluetooth is ON, Bluetooth is always â€śupâ€ť and battery drain is significantly greater than when Bluetooth is disabled. To conserve battery power, do not enable Bluetooth when it is not being used. Figure 4: Control Panel, General tab, integrated hardware 2.1.1 Profiles
Profiles are accessed and managed from the Control Panel, General Tab. They allow:
Different users to quickly re-configure a Pocket PC according to their personal preferences. For example, if multiple users share the same Pocket PC, but each uses it for a different purpose, selecting a pre- configured profile will alter the settings to those of the appropriate user.
A single user to quickly re-configure a Pocket PC for a different environment. If a PDA is used primarily at the office, but also used when traveling, pre-configured profiles are useful, for example, more secure settings for hotel, airport, or similar â€śpublicâ€ť environments.
All Bluetooth settings are saved in the active profile. A profile named â€śOffice,â€ť for example, may include Bluetooth Authentication and Encryption settings, and connection shortcuts to specific services on work-related Bluetooth devices. A profile named â€śPublicâ€ť on the same device may only allow the ownerâ€™s laptop
17 computer to connect to the Pocket PC. When the â€śPublicâ€ť profile is selected,
To save a specific configuration:
only the Bluetooth settings related to that profile are active.
1. Select (or create and then select, see Section 22.214.171.124) the desired
When the Pocket PC is turned off, BTWCE saves the most recent profile and
profile (for example â€śTravelâ€ť) from the Current Profile field on the
reloads that profile the next time the device is turned on.
The Profile options (available from the Control Panel, General Tab) are:
2. Setup the Pocket PC (see Section 2) so that it behaves in the
A list of existing profilesâ€”when BTWCE is started for the first time the only profile listed will be â€śDefault.â€ť To enable a profile, tap it.
3. Tap OK 4. Close the Control Panel; the changes are saved automatically.
accesses a screen from which you can: Add a profile
To use the Travel profile and its associated configuration in the future, from the Control Panel, General Tab, select â€śTravelâ€ť from Current Profile drop-down list.
Rename a profile
To avoid saving unwanted changes to a regularly used profile, create a new
Delete a profile.
profile that is based on the profile currently in use (see Section 126.96.36.199), select 188.8.131.52 Create A New Profile
the new profile, and then make the changes while the new profile is active.
From the Today screen, tap the Bluetooth icon .
From the General tab, tap . NOTE: If Bluetooth is OFF, changes will not be saved.
From the Add/Delete Profiles screen: The error box to the right appears unless Donâ€™t show
a) Tap the New button this message again has been selected.
b) Enter a descriptive name for the new profile, for example,
c) Select an existing profile on which to base the new profile.
Tap the OK button.
The new profile does NOT automatically become the active profile; to activate the new profile, select it from the â€śCurrent Profileâ€ť field on the General Tab. 184.108.40.206 Rename or Delete a Profile
From the Today screen, tap the Bluetooth icon .
From the Bluetooth Control Panel, General tab, tap .
From the Add/Delete Profiles screen: a) Tap a profile name, then the Rename button and enter the new
b) Tap a profile name, then the Delete button. 220.127.116.11 Save Configuration Settings In A Profile
When you make changes to the Pocket PCâ€™s configuration, those changes are automatically saved when you select a different profile, turn Bluetooth off, or shut down the Pocket PC.
19 2.2 ACCESSIBILITY TAB
All devicesâ€”select this option to allow all devices to connect. Figure 6: Control Panel, Accessibility tab
Paired devices onlyâ€”select this option to allow only devices that have a paired relationship (see Section 3.2.2) with this device to connect.
Other devices can discover meâ€”when this option is enabled, other Bluetooth devices can see and report this device. Even though remote devices cannot discover this device unless this option is checked, if a remote device has this deviceâ€™s Bluetooth Device Address, that device may still be able to connect to this device (see Note below). NOTE: The ability of remote devices to connect is also subject to security restrictions and whether Bluetooth is enabled on this device. 2.3 BTW-CE SERVICE TABS The functions that a Pocket PC can provide to other devices are called â€śServices.â€ť The services that this Pocket PC is capable of providing are:
File Transferâ€”file-related operations such as get/use/delete a file, etc.
Information Exchangeâ€”Send the default business card (Pocket Outlook contact) on request.
Serial Portâ€”Bluetooth serial port operations. Bluetooth serial ports are used as a replacement for a physical cable between devices.
Dial-up Networkingâ€”provide access, via a phone line or other access system, to a remote computer network such as an Internet service.
Each of these service tabs is explained in detail in the remainder of this
All information on this tab is saved with the active profile, including the device
name. 2.3.1 Common Options
The options on the Accessibility tab are:
All of the services have some common settings. Even though the options are
the same, in each case they are specific to the service being configured on
Nameâ€”the name of this device, as displayed to remote devices
the individual tabs.
when the associated profile is active. To change the device name
The common options are listed under the About this service heading on
associated with this profile, highlight the name and enter the new
each individual service tab. They are:
name. â€˘ Enable service: check this option to have the service start when
Addressâ€”the Bluetooth Device Address (BDA) of this device. This
BTW-CE initializes. When this option is enabled the service is enabled
information is permanently associated with the Bluetooth hardware
and â€ślisteningâ€ť for connection attempts when Bluetooth is enabled.
during the manufacturing process and cannot be changed.
Accessibility: â€˘ Authorization required: check this option to require that each attempt to establish a connection be individually authorized. When
Allow other devices to connectâ€”when this option is enabled, other
Authorization is enabled and a remote device attempts to connect to
devices are permitted to connect to this device. Two other options
this service, BTW-CE asks if the connection should be permitted.
accessibility options are as follows:
21 â€˘ Authentication (Passkey) required: check this option to require a 2.3.2 File Transfer Tab
passkey or a Link Key from the remote device before allowing the Figure 8: Control Panel, File Transfer tab
connection. When this option is enabled and a remote device attempts to establish a connection, the Bluetooth Passkey screen (Figure 7) appears. Enter the passkey to allow the connection to proceed, or tap the OK button to deny permission for the connection. If the notification is ignored, the connection attempt will time out (fail). â€˘ Encryption required: check this option to require that all the data exchanged between this device and the remote Bluetooth device be encrypted. Encryption depends on the key that is used for Authentication; if Authentication is not enabled, Encryption will not be available. Only the data exchanged by the Bluetooth devices is encrypted.
The individual services, and their unique options, are explained in the remainder of this section. Figure 7: Bluetooth Passkey screen
The options on this tab only affect Incoming File Transfer connections. All of the Common Options (see Section 2.3.1) are available. There is one additional configurable item: â€śMy shared folder,â€ť which allows you to specify the default File Transfer directory, the highest level directory on this Pocket PC that remote devices have access to. To change the default File Transfer directory, tap
, navigate to the desired directory,
and then tap the OK button.
23 2.3.3 Information Exchange Tab 2.3.4 Serial Port Tab Figure 10: Control Panel, Serial Port tab Figure 9: Control Panel, Information Exchange tab
The Common Options (see Section 2.3.1) on this tab only affect Incoming Information
The options on this tab only affects Incoming Serial Port connections. Exchange connections.
All of the Common Options (see Section 2.3.1) are available.
There is one additional configurable item: â€śMy business card (vCard)â€ť. The â€śMy business cardâ€ť information comes from a selected record in the Contacts list
There are two additional, non-configurable items:
of Pocket Outlook. Information from the selected record is sent to remote devices on
Inbound COM Port: the local communications port that is used for
request. It is also the contact information that is sent when you select â€śSend your
inbound serial connections.
business card to one or more recipientsâ€ť while using Business Card Exchange.
Outbound COM Port: the local communications port that is used for
The default selection is â€śnoneâ€ť (no information).
outbound serial connections.
To select a vCard, tap
, choose a contact from the list, and then tap OK.
The Inbound and Outbound COM ports are permanently assigned and cannot be
To discontinue sending contact information when it is requested, tap , choose
â€ś(none)â€ť from the list, and then tap OK. If you reach the contacts list by mistake, tap OK to return to the previous screen.
25 2.3.5 Dial-up Networking Tab 2.4 ABOUT TAB Figure 11: Control Panel, Dial-up Networking tab
This tab provides:
Release Version information
Technical support email contact address
An Advanced Button, which displays a screen that contains version information about the individual software modules that make up BTW-CE.
There are no configurable options on this tab. Figure 12: Control Panel, About tab
The options on this tab only affect incoming Dial-up Networking connections. All of the Common Options (see Section 2.3.1) are available. There are three additional items:
COM Port: select the communications port to be used.
Baud rate: tap the down-arrow and select a baud rate from the drop- down list. The options range from 1,200 to 115,200 baud, in nine steps.
â€˘ Flow control: tap the down-arrow and select the type of flow control
to be used from the drop-down list. The options are: â€˘
27 3 Using the Bluetooth Manager Figure 13: Bluetooth Manager Menu/Toolbar
The Bluetooth Manager allows you to set up connections and communicate with remote devices using Bluetooth. The Bluetooth Manager is accessed as follows: 1.
From the Today screen, tap Start> Programs > Bluetooth Manager. - OR -
From the Today screen, tap Start > Bluetooth Manager. This option is available if you checked off Add a shortcut in the Start menu when you installed BTW-CE.
The Bluetooth Manager (see Figure 13):
My Shortcutsâ€”displays shortcuts and establishes connections
Active Connectionsâ€”displays active incoming and outgoing connections
Connect!â€”create a new connection shortcut using the Bluetooth Connection Wizard
Paired devicesâ€”pair/un-pair with other devices
Business Card Exchangeâ€”open the Business Card Exchange.
Viewâ€”controls the on-screen display (icons or list).
Accesses the Bluetooth Connection Wizard, which helps you setup
connections with remote Bluetooth devices. This icon is a shortcut to the New > Connect! menu item.