First time connection to desktop computer

March 2011

Before connecting the rugged handheld computer to a desktop computer, verify that you have the needed connection software (with drivers) installed. Such software may be one of the following.


  • Microsoft Windows Mobile Device Center (WMDC, used for connecting Windows Mobile/CE devices to Windows Vista/7, older version comes pre-install in Vista)
  • Microsoft ActiveSync (used for connecting Windows Mobile/CE devices to Windows XP/2000/98)


Additional or alternative custom connection/synchronization software may be needed, such as one or more of the following from Juniper Systems.

  • IntuiTrace desktop manager
  • Everglade- EvDesktop utility
  • FRS Suite Manager
  • Datalink for FRS
  • Datalink for Windows
  • Lynx


Once the proper connection/synchronization drivers and/or software has/have been installed, follow the instructions provided with the software to connect. Often the connection process is as simple as just connecting the USB Client cable (and maybe clicking a software button/icon). Connecting via serial cable, Bluetooth, Infrared (IrDA), or some other method may require additional steps such as those provided at the following links.