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GIS TSCe Field Device

Operating System
Release Notes

Introduction

Whats New

Who is Entitled to Install


Revision 4.0.11?

Registering your GIS


TSCe Field Device

Upgrading the Operating


System

Version 4.0.11
Revision A
February 2005

Trimble Navigation Limited


Mapping & GIS Division
7401 Church Ranch Blvd,
Westminster, CO 80021, USA
USA
www.trimble.com
This is the February 2005 release (Revision A) of the GIS TSCe
Field Device Operating System Release Notes. It applies to
revision 4.0.11 of the GIS TSCe Field Device operating system.
The GIS TSCe field device operating system is based on the
Microsoft Windows CE operating system version 4.0.11.
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Hardware Limited Warranty


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(the Product) will perform substantially in accordance with
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shall not apply to software products.

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Trimble Software product will substantially conform to Trimbles
applicable published specifications for the Software for a period of
ninety (90) days, starting from the date of delivery.

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replace any Product or Software that fails to conform to such
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and Trimble shall not be responsible for defects or performance
problems resulting from (i) the combination or utilization of the
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or Software under any specification other than, or in addition to,
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unauthorized modification or use of the Product or Software; (iv)
damage caused by accident, lightning or other electrical discharge,
fresh or salt water immersion or spray; or (v) normal wear and tear
on consumable parts (e.g., batteries). Trimble does not warrant or
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exclusive remedies, relating to performance of the products and
software. Except as otherwise expressly provided herein, the
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Some states and jurisdictions do not allow limitations on duration
or the exclusion of an implied warranty, so the above limitation
may not apply to you.
TRIMBLE NAVIGATION LIMITED IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR
THE OPERATION OR FAILURE OF OPERATION OF GPS
SATELLITES OR THE AVAILABILITY OF GPS SATELLITE
SIGNALS.

Limitation of Liability
Trimbles entire liability under any provision herein shall be
limited to the amount paid by you for the product or software
license. To the maximum extent permitted by applicable law, in no
event shall Trimble or its suppliers be liable for any indirect,
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circumstance or legal theory relating in any way to the products,
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dealing which develops or has developed between you and
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exclusion or limitation of liability for consequential or incidental
damages, the above limitation may not apply to you.
NOT WITHSTANDING THE ABOVE, IF YOU PURCHASED
THIS PRODUCT OR SOFTWARE IN THE EUROPEAN UNION,
THE ABOVE WARRANTY PROVISIONS MAY NOT APPLY.
PLEASE CONTACT YOUR DEALER FOR APPLICABLE
WARRANTY INFORMATION.

Notices
U.S.A.
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 when the equipment is used in a
commercial or residential environment. This equipment generates,
uses and can radiate radio frequency energy and, if not used in
accordance with the instruction manual, may cause harmful
interference to radio communications.Operation of this equipment
is subject to the following two conditions:(1) The device may not
cause harmful interference.(2) This device must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause
undesired operation.
Canada
This digital apparatus does not exceed the Class B limits for radio
noise emissions from digital apparatus as set out in the radio
interference regulations of the Canadian Department of
Communications.
Le prsent appareil numrique nmet pas de bruits
radiolectriques dpassant les limites applicables aux appareils
numriques de Classe B prescrites dans le rglement sur le
brouillage radiolectrique dict par le Ministre des
Communications du Canada.
Europe
This product has been tested and found to comply with the
requirements for a Class B device pursuant to European Council
Directive 89/336/EEC on EMC, thereby satisfying the
requirements for CE Marking and sale within the European
Economic Area (EEA). These requirements are designed to
provide reasonable protection against harmful interference when
the equipment is operated in a residential or commercial
environment.

Australia and New Zealand


This product conforms with the regulatory requirements of the
Australian Communications Authority (ACA) EMC framework,
thus satisfying the requirements for C-Tick Marking and sale
within Australia and New Zealand.

End User License Agreement


IMPORTANT, READ CAREFULLY. THIS END USER
LICENSE AGREEMENT (AGREEMENT) IS A LEGAL
AGREEMENT BETWEEN YOU AND TRIMBLE
NAVIGATION LIMITED and applies to the computer software
provided with the Trimble product purchased by you (whether built
into hardware circuitry as firmware, embedded in flash memory or
a PCMCIA card, or stored on magnetic or other media), or
provided as a stand-alone computer software product, and includes
any accompanying printed materials and any online or electronic
documentation (Software). The Software also includes any
software, (including, without limitation, upgrades and updates),
that you download from Trimbles Web site. You have acquired a
Trimble Product (Device) that includes Software, some of which
was licensed by Trimble from Microsoft Licensing Inc. or its
affiliates (collectively MS) and embedded in the Device. The
Software licensed from MS (MS Software) is protected under
this Agreement. The Software is protected by copyright laws and

international copyright treaties, as well as other intellectual


property laws and treaties. The Software is licensed, not sold. All
rights reserved.
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TERMS OF THIS AGREEMENT, DO NOT USE THE DEVICE
OR COPY THE SOFTWARE. INSTEAD, PROMPTLY
RETURN THE UNUSED SOFTWARE AND
ACCOMPANYING TRIMBLE PRODUCT TO THE PLACE
FROM WHICH YOU OBTAINED THEM FOR A FULL
REFUND. ANY USE OF THE SOFTWARE, INCLUDING, BUT
NOT LIMITED TO, USE ON THE DEVICE, WILL
CONSTITUTE YOUR AGREEMENT TO THIS AGREEMENT
(OR RATIFICATION OF ANY PREVIOUS CONSENT).
1 SOFTWARE PRODUCT LICENSE
1.1 License Grant. This Agreement grants you a non-exclusive right
to use one copy of the Software in a machine- readable form only on
the Device. Such use is limited to use with the Device for which it
was intended and into which it was embedded. You may use the
installation Software from a computer solely to download the Software to one Device. In no event shall the installation Software be
used to download the Software to more than one Device. A license
for the Software may not be shared or used concurrently on different
computers or Devices.
1.2 Other Rights and Limitations. (1) The Software contains valuable trade secrets proprietary to Trimble and its suppliers. To the
extent permitted by relevant law, you shall not, nor allow any third
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before exercising any such rights, you shall first request such information from Trimble in writing detailing the purpose for which you
need the information. Only if and after Trimble, at its sole discretion,
partly or completely denies your request, may you exercise such statutory rights. (2) This Software is licensed as a single product. You
may not separate its component parts for use on more than one
computer. (3) You may not rent, lease, or lend, the Software unless
you are a reseller of Trimble products under separate written agreement with Trimble and authorized by Trimble to do so. (4) No
service bureau work, multiple-user license or time-sharing arrangement is permitted. For purposes of this Agreement service bureau
work shall be deemed to include, without limitation, use of the Software to process or to generate output data for the benefit of, or for
purposes of rendering services to any third party over the Internet or
other communications network. (5) You may permanently transfer
all of your rights under this Agreement only as part of a permanent
sale or transfer of the Device, provided you retain no copies, you
transfer all of the Software (including all component parts, the media
and printed materials, any upgrades, and this Agreement) and the
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the Software and all of its component parts.

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(including but not limited to any images, photographs, animations,
video, audio, music, and text incorporated into the Software), the
accompanying printed materials, and any copies of the Software are
owned by Trimble and its suppliers. You shall not remove, cover or
alter any of Trimbles patent, copyright or trademark notices placed
upon, embedded in or displayed by the Software or on its packaging
and related materials.
1.4 U.S. Government Restricted Rights. Use, duplication, or disclosure by the United States Government is subject to restrictions as set
forth in this Agreement, and as provided in DFARS 227.7202-1(a)
and 227.7202-3(a) (1995), DFARS 252.227-7013(c)(1)(ii) (OCT
1988), FAR 12.212(a) (1995), FAR 52.227-19, or FAR 52.22714(ALT III), as applicable.
1.5 Microsoft Corporation has contractually obligated Trimble to
include the following disclaimers in this Agreement:
NOT FAULT TOLERANT. THE SOFTWARE IS NOT FAULT
TOLERANT. TRIMBLE HAS INDEPENDENTLY DETERMINED
HOW TO USE THE MS SOFTWARE IN THE DEVICE PURCHASED
BY YOU, AND MS HAS RELIED UPON TRIMBLE TO CONDUCT
SUFFICIENT TESTING TO DETERMINE THAT THE MS
SOFTWARE IS SUITABLE FOR SUCH USE.
NO WARRANTIES FOR THE MS SOFTWARE. THE MS
SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED AS IS AND WITH ALL FAULTS. THE
ENTIRE RISK AS TO SATISFACTORY QUALITY, PERFORMANCE,
ACCURACY AND EFFORT (INCLUDING LACK OF NEGLIGENCE)
IS WITH YOU. ALSO, THERE IS NO WARRANTY AGAINST
INTERFERENCE WITH YOUR ENJOYMENT OF THE MS
SOFTWARE OR AGAINST INFRINGEMENT. IF YOU HAVE
RECEIVED ANY WARRANTIES REGARDING THE DEVICE OR
THE SOFTWARE, THOSE WARRANTIES DO NOT ORIGINATE
FROM AND ARE NOT BINDING ON MS.
Note on Java Support. The MS Software may contain support for
programs written in Java. Java technology is not fault tolerant and
is not designed, manufactured, or intended for use or resale as
online control equipment in hazardous environments requiring failsafe performance, such as in the operation of nuclear facilities,
aircraft navigation or communication systems, air traffic control,
direct life support machines, or weapons systems, in which the
failure of Java technology could lead directly to death, personal
injury, or severe physical or environmental damage. Sun
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this disclaimer.
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SHALL APPLY EVEN IF ANY REMEDY FAILS ITS ESSENTIAL
PURPOSE. IN NO EVENT SHALL MS BE LIABLE FOR ANY
AMOUNT IN EXCESS OF U.S. TWO HUNDRED FIFTY DOLLARS.

(U.S. $250.00).
2 LIMITED WARRANTY.
2.1 Limited Warranty. Trimble warrants that the Software will
perform substantially in accordance with the accompanying written
materials for a period of ninety (90) days from the date of receipt.
This limited warranty gives you specific legal rights, you may have
others, which vary from state/jurisdiction to state/jurisdiction. The
above limited warranty does not apply to error corrections, updates
or upgrades of the Software after expiration of the ninety (90) day
limited warranty period, which are provided AS IS and without
warranty unless otherwise specified in writing by Trimble. Because
the Software is inherently complex and may not be completely free
of nonconformities, defects or errors, you are advised to verify your
work. Trimble does not warrant that the Software will operate error
free or uninterrupted, will meet your needs or expectations, or that all
nonconformities can or will be corrected.
2.2 Customer Remedies. Trimbles and its suppliers entire liability,

and your sole remedy, with respect to the Software shall be either, at
Trimbles option, (a) repair or replacement of the Software, or (b)
return of the license fee paid for any Software that does not meet
Trimbles limited warranty. This limited warranty is void if failure of
the Software has resulted from accident, abuse, or misapplication.
Any replacement Software will be warranted for the remainder of the
original warranty period or thirty (30) days, whichever is longer.
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PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, TRIMBLE AND ITS SUPPLIERS DISCLAIM ALL OTHER WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS,
EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED
TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS OF
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STATE/JURISDICTION TO STATE/JURISDICTION.
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LIABILITY UNDER ANY PROVISION OF THIS AGREEMENT
SHALL BE LIMITED TO THE AMOUNT PAID BY YOU FOR THE
SOFTWARE LICENSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL TRIMBLE OR
ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL,
INDIRECT OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES WHATSOEVER
(INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS
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BUSINESS INFORMATION, OR ANY OTHER PECUNIARY LOSS)
ARISING OUT OF THE USE OR INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE, OR THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE
SUPPORT SERVICES, EVEN IF TRIMBLE HAS BEEN ADVISED
OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME
STATES AND JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL
OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY
NOT APPLY TO YOU.

2.5 PLEASE NOTE: If you have acquired this product from a dealer
located in the European Union, the warranty provisions of this
Section 2 will not apply. Please contact your dealer for applicable
warranty information.
3 GENERAL.
3.1 This Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of
California and applicable United States Federal law without reference to conflict of laws principles or provisions. The United
Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods
will not apply to this Agreement. Jurisdiction and venue of any
dispute or court action arising from or related to this Agreement or
the Software shall lie exclusively in or be transferred to the courts the
County of Santa Clara, California, and/or the United States District
Court for the Northern District of California. You hereby consent and
agree not to contest, such jurisdiction, venue and governing law.
3.2 Section 3.1 notwithstanding, if you acquired this product in
Canada, this Agreement is governed by the laws of the Province of
Ontario, Canada. In such case each of the parties to this Agreement
irrevocably attorns to the jurisdiction of the courts of the Province of
Ontario and further agrees to commence any litigation that may arise
under this Agreement in the courts located in the Judicial District of
York, Province of Ontario. If you acquired this product in the European Union, this Agreement is governed by the laws of The Netherlands, excluding its rules governing conflicts of laws and excluding
the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods. In
such case each of the parties to this Agreement irrevocably attorns to
the jurisdiction of the courts of The Netherlands and further agrees to
commence any litigation that may arise under this Agreement in the
courts of The Hague, The Netherlands.
3.3 Trimble reserves all rights not expressly granted by this Agreement.

Introduction
These Release Notes describe new or changed features in revision
4.0.11 of the Trimble GIS TSCe operating system, and how to
upgrade to this revision. This operating system runs on GIS TSCe field
devices with the following part numbers:

45268-00

45268-19

45268-50

Revision 4.0.11 of the operating system is based on the Microsoft


Windows CE .NET operating system.

Whats New

Faster refresh rate for the color display

Lower battery warning and critical shutdown thresholds for


better operation in cold temperatures

New or changed shortcut keys:


To do this ...

Use these keys ...

Comments

Disable the
touch screen

Ctrl+Power

Shows a disabled
message

Re-enable the
touch screen

Ctrl+Power

Clears the disabled


message

1. Ctrl+Power

Disables the touch


screen;
shows the disabled
message

2. Esc

Dismisses the message;


touch screen remains
disabled

Run the device


long term with
the touch screen
disabled

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To do this ...
Frequently
switch between
touch screen
disabled and
enabled
Take a screen
capture

Use these keys ...

Comments

1. From the
Control panel, turn
off the disabled
message
2. Ctrl+Power

Switches the touch


screen between enabled
and disabled

Ctr+Alt / Power

Who is Entitled to Install Revision 4.0.11?


Revision 4.0.11 of the GIS TSCe field device operating system is an
upgrade. You are entitled to this upgrade if any of the following apply:

You purchased the GIS TSCe field device after May 14, 2003

You have a current Enhancement Extension for the GIS TSCe


field device

Windows CE operating system version 4.0 is currently installed


on the GIS TSCe field device

If you are not entitled to this upgrade, contact your local Trimble
dealer to purchase an Enhancement Extension.

GIS TSCe Field Device Operating System Release Notes

Registering your GIS TSCe Field Device


To install the revision 4.0.11 operating system onto a GIS TSCe field
device with the Windows CE operating system version 3.0 installed,
you need an upgrade code. To obtain an upgrade code, you must
register your GIS TSCe field device. Trimble recommends that you
register before beginning installation.
To register to obtain an upgrade code, you need:

the serial number from the back of the GIS TSCe field device

a proof-of purchase number (POPN). If you are entitled to the


upgrade, Trimble will send you a POPN. If you believe that you
are entitled to the upgrade but have not received a POPN by
October 24, 2003, contact your local Trimble dealer.

Internet access (including a valid e-mail address). If you do not


have Internet access, contact your local Trimble dealer for
assistance.

Detailed instructions for registering are provided below.


Note If the Windows CE operating system version 4.0 is already
installed on the GIS TSCe field device, you do not need an upgrade
code to install revision the 4.0.11 operating system, so registering is
optional.

Upgrading the Operating System


Before you can upgrade the field device operating system, you must
have the Microsoft ActiveSync software installed on the office
computer. If necessary, download it from the Microsoft website
(www.microsoft.com/windowsmobile) and then install it.

Caution Installing the revision 4.0.11 operating system will erase all
registry settings and any files stored in RAM. If you have stored files in
RAM, Trimble recommends that you back up these files to the Disk or to
the office computer before upgrading the operating system.

GIS TSCe Field Device Operating System Release Notes

Step 1 Register
If your GIS TSCe field device has the Windows CE operating system
version 3.0 installed, you must register it to obtain an upgrade code. If
the device has the Windows CE operating system version 4.0 installed,
you do not need an upgrade code, so registering is optional.
To register, go to www.trimble.com/register and follow the
instructions on the screen. You will need to enter the serial number
that is printed on the back of the GIS TSCe field device.
To obtain an upgrade code, you must also enter the proof-of-purchase
number (POPN) for the device. Trimble e-mails the upgrade code to
the address that you specify. Trimble also mails you a license sticker
for the Windows CE .NET operating system. Microsoft requires that
you attach this sticker to the back of the GIS TSCe field device as
proof of purchase of the Windows CE .NET operating system license.

Step 2 Download the upgrade file


1.

Go to www.trimble.com/support.

2.

Click GIS TSCe field device.

3.

Click Downloads.

4.

Click v4.0.11 - GIS TSCe Field Device, Operating System


(English).

5.

Save the upgrade file (Update-trimble-gis-4.0.11.exe) to a


folder on your computer.

Step 3 Connect the GIS TSCe field device to an office


computer

1.

Connect the GIS TSCe AC power adaptor (part numbers 46139


and RGR-NAPWCRD) to the power connector on the top of the
GIS TSCe field device.

2.

Connect the AC power adaptor to a suitable AC power outlet.

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3.

Do one of the following:

Connect the null modem cable (part number


RGR-CNULLCAT) to the 9-pin serial port (COM1) on the
TSCe, and then connect the other end of the null modem
cable to a COM port on the office computer.

Connect the TSCe multi-adaptor for USB & RJ-45


Ethernet (part number RGR-MULTIADPT) to the 24-pin
port on the TSCe. Connect a USB (A to B) cable to the
USB Type A port on the multi-adaptor, and then connect
the other end of the USB cable to a USB port on the office
computer.

Step 4 Upgrade the operating system on the GIS TSCe


field device
1.

On the office computer, start the Microsoft ActiveSync software


and use it to connect the GIS TSCe field device as a guest.
For detailed instructions on how to connect the GIS TSCe field
device to the ActiveSync software, refer to the Support Note
Connecting to ActiveSync. To download this file, go to
www.trimble.com/support, click GIS TSCe field device, and
then click Support Notes.

2.

In the Microsoft ActiveSync window, select File / Explore. The


Mobile Device Explorer window appears.

3.

Select My Computer and then select Disk.

4.

Copy the downloaded operating system upgrade file


(Update-trimble-gis-4.0.11.exe) from the office computer and
paste it into the Disk folder on the mobile device.

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5.

If the following message appears, click OK to continue:

While the file is copied, a progress window is displayed:

10

6.

When the file has been copied to the Disk folder, disconnect the
GIS TSCe field device from the ActiveSync software and
disconnect the cable from the office computer.

7.

Make sure that the GIS TSCe field device is still connected to
an external power supply.

8.

On the GIS TSCe field device, open My Computer and then


open the Disk folder. The Update-trimble-gis-4.0.11.exe file is
in this folder.

9.

Double-tap the file Update-trimble-gis-4.0.11.exe.

GIS TSCe Field Device Operating System Release Notes

10. The upgrade begins. If prompted, enter the upgrade code that
you received when you registered your GIS TSCe field device.
When the upgrade is complete, the GIS TSCe field device
automatically shuts down and then restarts.
11. To check whether the upgrade was successful, select
/
Settings / Control Panel / System. The following dialog appears:

12. Verify that the OS Vendor field is Trimble GIS and that the
OS Rev field is 4.0.11.

0.0.1

Step 5 Reinstall software


After you upgrade the operating system, you must reinstall any
software application that makes changes to the system registry on the
GIS TSCe field device, or stores files or data in RAM. This includes
the TerraSync software. For information about reinstalling the
TerraSync software, refer to the TerraSync Operation Guide.

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