Marathon Hand-Held Computer User’s Guide

Chapter 1: Introduction

The Honeywell Marathon handheld computer is a rugged, Ultra-Mobile Personal Computer equipped with a Windows operating system. Information in this guide includes instruction for all operating systems. Differences are highlighted as follows:

  • Windows® 7 Professional
  • Windows® Embedded Standard
  • Windows® XP Professional

The Marathon is capable of wireless data communications using an 802.11a/b/g/n radio. Additional connectivity options include Bluetooth and GPS.

The Marathon is a tablet-style computer with a 62-key QWERTY keyboard with number pad and features a 7.1″ color display. The touch screen display supports WVGA (800×480 resolution) and is available optimized for either indoor or outdoor lighting. The keyboard is illuminated to facilitate use in dimly lit areas. A biometric mouse is included for security and screen navigation. Available add on modules include a magnetic stripe card reader and a 2D imager.

The Marathon provides the power and functionality of a desktop computer in a portable unit. The desktop dock, much like a docking port for a conventional laptop, provides provisions for an external monitor and USB connections for devices such as a USB keyboard and mouse.

About this Guide

This Marathon User’s Guide provides instruction for the end-user or system administrator to follow when setting up a new Marathon.

Microsoft Windows License Agreement (First Boot)

If your Marathon is shipped with a Microsoft Windows operating system pre-installed, it may be necessary to complete the Windows licensing/registration screens when starting the Marathon for the first time. To complete this information, you may need the Microsoft Windows software/product key that was included with the Marathon.

WWAN and the US and Canada

Use of the WWAN in the US and Canada requires a hip pad or a 62Whr extended battery. Removing the hip pad or extended battery will disable the WWAN radio in the US and Canada.

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