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    AcuTab -M  
    Quick  Guide 
      Acura Embedded Systems Inc.  
    Main  Features  
     Platform: Intel® Cedar Trail Platform (N2600+NM10)  
    GPU: Intel ATOM N2600 1.6GHz Dual core  
    Chipset: Intel® NM10 Express C hipset 
    System Memory: 2GB DDRIII 800 SO -DIMMM 
    Storage: 1 x 32G SATA Slim Half -Size Solid State Disk  
    LCD Panel: 10.4-inch LED Backlight Screen  
    10.4“ XGA (1024x768) 340nits LCD + T/P(Polarizer + 1/4 λ+ AR)  
    Touch Panel   
    5 -wire Resistive Touch Screen  
    Audio:  -1 x High Quality Speaker (2W)  
                 -Internal Microphone : 1 x in front Bezel  
    1 x Compatible with TPM1.2 (option)  
    Communication :   
    -  10/100Mbps Ethernet (via adapter to mini USB port)   
    -  Wi -Fi IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n; Bluetooth 4.0   
    -  3G,4G LTE(Optional)  
    -  Webcam:   
    Front  - 2 M ega-pixel Camera  
    Rear  - 5 Mega-pixel Camera with LED Flash light  
    -  Automatic Focus   
    -  Automatic  white balance Power 
    Adapter :  
    AC Input, 100V ~ 240VAC, 50~60Hz  
    DC Output, [email protected], 65W  
    Internal Battery -  Smart Lithium Polymer Battery, 3800mAH, 7.4V  
    Mechanical & Environmental  
     Dimension 277.8 x 206 x 26.5mm 
     Weight 1.1kg 
    Operation System OS Windows 7 Pro, WES7P 32bit 
    Rugged Design Drop 6ft drop ploywood on concrete 
     Water/Dust Resistance IP65 
    Environment  Operation temperature  -20°C to +50°C 
     Storage Temperature -30°C to +70°C 
     Humidity 5-95% without condensation 
    Viewing AcuTab-M 
    Before starting to set up the Acu Tab-M , get familiar with the locations and purposes of 
    controls, connectors and ports, which are illustrated in the figures below. When placed 
    upright on the  desktop, the front panel of AcuTab- M appears as shown in 
    F1 Button F1=explorer     F2 Button F2=Windows Media Player     F3 Button F3=OnScreen keyboard (osk)      F4 Button F4=Task Manager     F5 Button F5=Calculator     Fn Button Fn = Hotkey Utility     
    Fn+F3 Button (SAS) Implement Secure Attention Sequence (SAS) 
    Similar function as pressing Ctrl-Alt-Delete  on a standard 
    Function Key 
    mapping during boot 
    (for Windows 
    system recovery)  
    F2 KEY -UP AR ROW 
    F3 KEY -ENTER 
    Camera / 2 Mega-pixel (Front -facing)  
    The built -in camera can be used as a communication device for allowing you to 
    capture images, record videos, and have video chats . It is 2M pixels and transmitting 
    instant image through network for conference.   
    Camera / 5 Mega-pixel (Rear -facing)  
    The built -in high resolution camera can be used as a communication device 
    for allowing you to capture images, record videos, and have vi deo chats.  
    Power / Storage / RF wireless  
    Keeps you informed of your system’s current power status, storage access status, 
    and RF wireless devices ON/OFF status.   
    Power LED Indicator  
    Letting you know that system is turned on an d indicate the battery charging 
    •   Lights green when the system is powered on and battery is discharging   
    •   Lights amber when the system is powered on and battery is charging   
    •   Lights blinking amber when the system is in S3 sleep mode and battery 
    is charging or lights  blinking green when the system is in S3 sleep mode 
    and battery is fully charged   
    •   Lights off when system is powered off or the battery is fully charged.   
    Storage Access  
            When LED blinking white indicates that the system is accessing the internal st orage drive. 
    RF ON/OFF Indicator  
    When LED turns on, white LED indicates that a wireless device(Wifi/Bluetooth/3G/LTE) is 
    activated. When LED turns off, it indicates that all RF devices are being disabled.  
    Programmable Function Buttons (F1~F5)   
    These buttons is programmable to execute specific software application. When you 
    program the application to launch, please write this directory as listed below into the 
    configuration file, then the system will aware and execute this application.  
    1. Power LED Indicator  
    2. Storage Access             
    3. RF ON/OFF  
    F1_EX E=c:\windows \explorer.exe  
    F2_EXE=C: \Program Files \Windows Media Player \wmplayer.exe  
    F2_PARA=/prefetch: 1  
      F3_EXE=C: \WINDOWS \system32 \osk.exe  
      F4_EXE=C: \WINDOWS \system32 \taskmgr.exe  
      F5_EXE=C: \WINDOWS \system32 \mspaint.exe  
    The configuration file is located under drive C: root directory as 
    Barcode Buttons (F1 / F4)   
    Please press F1 or F4 function keys to tri gger to scan the barcode when the optional 
    barcode scanner snap-on module is installed.   
    If your system does not have  this module, these buttons can be programmable to 
    execute specific software application. When you program your application, please wri te 
    this directory as listed below into your configuration file, then the system will aware and 
    execute this application.  
      F1_EXE=c: \windows \explorer.exe  
    F4_EXE=C: \WINDOWS \system32 \taskmgr.exe  
    Accessory Door   
    By removing the four screws on top side of the system, allows you to install optional snap-
    on module.   
    External Battery Connector  
    To install the External Battery, please remove the cover of external battery connector before 
    snap the battery pack into the external battery connector.   
    Integrated stereo speaker for sound and audio output for your multimedia 
    presentations or   listening pleasure.  
    Protective Rubber   
    To prevent system harm from vibration or shock, the system is designed with inst alling 
    protective rubber on both sides.  
    3.5mm Headphone Jack  
    Allows you to connect an external stereo headphone with MIC for personal listening and sound recording.   
    USB Ports  
    The two USB type-A ports allows you to connect USB 2.0-compliant devices (for  
    example, mouse, keyboard and so on) to your Tablet PC.   
    Ethernet port   
    The 10/100Mbps Ethernet port allows you to connect to other computers/networks through a 
    local area network (LAN) via a mini -USB to RJ45 adapter cable provided in the accessory 
    Power Button   
    Switch the computer power on and off, or resumes whenever it is in Suspend mode (by OS  define).   
    Lock Button   
    To prevent the screen or function keys have been touched accidentally. The screen will  appear  Lock message.   
    To make the system back to work, press the Lock button again to disable the lock 
    function, the screen will appear Unlock  message.   
    RF Button   
    Press this button to enable or disable power of the Wi -Fi, Bluetooth or 3G devices.   
    When you press the RF Button, the screen pops -up the option list for your selection.   
    You can see all functions in this option list have been ticked. To close any function, please 
    touch the option to close the execution as shown in the following graphics.   
    Disable Wi-Fi function                      Disable Bluetooth function                Disable 3G function 
    4 5  
    To activate the function, please again tick the option as shown in the 
    graphics to make the device enable.  
    Activate Wi -Fi function  Activate Bluetooth function 
    Activate 3G function 
    DC- Jack  
    Lets you connect the AC power adapter in supplying continuous power to  AcuTab-M and 
    recharging the battery.   
    The AC adapter provides external power source to your system and charges the internal 
    battery pack at the same time. The AC adapter also has an auto-switching design that can 
    connect to any 100VAC ~ 240VAC power outlets.  
    To connect the power adapter:  
    1.   Plug the AC adapter connector to the DC -Jack socket on the left side of the system.  
    2.   Plug the power cord to the AC adapter.   
    Plug the other end of the power cord to a live wall outlet, at the same time, the 
    Power LED at front panel lights up.  
    •  For the power supply of this equipment, an approved power cord has to be 
    •   Make sure the socket an d any extension cord(s) y ou use can support the 
    total current load of all the connected devices.   
    •   Remove all power from the device prior to installing or removing any 
    accessories, hardware, or cables   
    •   Before cleaning the system, make sure it is disconnected from any 
    external power  supplies (i.e. AC adapter).  
    Using the Hotkey Utility Application 
    Acu Tab-M   has numbers of applications on the control panel for executing specific  
    command. It provides you to adjust brightness, volume, launch webcam, and switch  monitor. 
      This user interface provides specific mobile utility to let you easily setup some helpful 
    functions and aware the system status directly.  
      This utility also let you adjust some function to fit the requirements, such as brightness 
    and volume adjustment, webcam laun ch, screen orientation and monitor switching.  
      Furthermore, it also provides system information for your reference, such as battery status, 
    RF setting with its signal strength, firmware (BIOS & EC) version information. Besides 
    these features, you can press  the soft button to hibernate this system.  
    About the User Interface 
    Enable or disable the User Interface  
    To display the User Interface, please press the Fn button or point the Hotkey Utility icon 
    located on Windows desktop. 
    To close the User Interface function, please press the 
      button on the top right corner 
    on this User Interface for disabling this utility from the screen.  
      If there is no action within this utility in 5 seconds, the UI screen will close 
    System Status Inform ation 
    This utility shows you the battery capacity status, RF status with its signal strength and 
    system information, and provides the control panel for the function setting.  
    6 7  
    For battery capacity status: 
    AcuTab-M  is equipped with one internal battery and one optional external battery.  
    The battery capacity status shown below advises you, that only one internal battery is 
    embedded with the system with fully charged, and there is no 2
    nd  optional battery installed 
    in the system.  
    If the system installs both the 1st internal battery and 2nd optional battery, the illustration 
    shown below indicates its current charging status and capacity.  
    If 1st battery capacity drops to 15%, the system will display the following warning message for 5 
      For RF status:
    The following RF status shows you that the system is equipped with Wi -Fi, and Bluetooth 
    functions. If you want to close either of these functions, please refer section for how to disable 
    The following s ignal strength shows you that the Wi -Fi function is connecting currently, the 
    stronger the signal strength, the more scale will show on the bar. If there is no module in the 
    system, there will be no status scale in the following status bar.  
    For System Information:  
      The system information shown on the left shows you the utility version, BIOS 
    and EC version and you can use them for customer service when asked.  
    Brightness Control 
    For brightness adjustment, press the Brightness 
    When you press it, the brightness control panel is appeared as follows:
    8 9  
    							You can click   or   to reduce or increase the LCD brightness.   Also, you can slide the 
    scale bar  
      to set the brightness.   
      Volume Control  
    For Volume adjustment, press the  Volume 
    When you press it, the Volume control panel is appeared as follows:  
    You can click  
     or   to reduce or increase the audio volume 
    Also, you can slide the scale bar  
      to set the audio volume. You can 
    tick the Mut e  
     to mute the audio.   
      Launch Webcam Utility  
    For Webcam Launch, press the Webcam 
      icon to launch the Webcam utility. Or can 
    access the Webcam 
      icon located on desktop.  
    Monitor Switch  For Monitor switch, press the Monitor Switch 
    to pop-up the selection bar for choosing the 
    display mode within following four options.  
    You can click Duplicate   
     to display the same contents both on the  default  
    screen and external display device. The resolution on these two display modes are 
    same, it is not available to adjust the resolution on the external display mode.   
    You can click Extend   
     to display the different contents on the default  screen 
    and external display device. You only can adjust the resolution on the external display 
    devi ce.  
    You can click Projector only  
                      to display on external projector only.   
    Powering on for the first time 
     The Power/Resume button is found on the left side of the  AcuTab-M. Press the 
    Power/Resume button to start your system and chec k that if the Power LED turns on. 
      After a few seconds, the system’s display will turn on and your system will begin to execute 
    the Power On Self Test or POST to check if all system components are running properly. Any 
    error found during the test will be displayed on the screen.  
      After the test, the screen will also display a message  press  to enter SETUP. You don’t 
    need to run this program at the moment as your dealer already made the necessary settings for 
    your computer optimal operation.  
    After the  test has completed, your computer will start to search and boot up the 
    operating system from your hard drive.  
    Before setting up the system, please make sure the following items are available.  
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    							•  Keyboard   
    •   Mouse (for system software installation)   
    A keyboard is an input device; a mouse is a pointing device. Please connect these two 
    devices as graphics shown below to interact with your system.  
    Using a SIM Card  
    AcuTab-M  can be equipped with a 3.5G module (optional) that can work with SIM  card. (SIM 
    card  is always working with 3.5G module.)  
    Inserting a SIM Card  
    To insert a SIM card into the SIM Card slot:  
      1.   Turn off your System.  
    The  AcuTab -M must be powered off while the SIM Card is being connected. Otherwise, it 
    is harmful to both  devices and it sh ortens the life of these devices.  
    2.  Unscrew the accessory cover on top of the Tablet PC.   
    3.  Make sure the clipped corner facing inward with the gold fingers of the SIM card facing 
    down. Push the SIM Card firmly but  slowly into the SIM Card slot.  
    To insert a  SIM card into the slot, please pay attention only one correct side can be 
    accepted for the card slot. If you cannot insert the card into the slot or you had inserted 
    the card but it is not recognized by the AcuTab -M, please remove the card and insert it 
    a gain. To prevent the damage made both on card and the slot, never forced an entry into 
    the slot with incorrect side.  
    4.  When the full length of the card is almost inside the slot, the SIM Card will be 
    automatically detected.   
    5.  Place the accessory cover back and screw it firmly.   
    Removing a SIM Card 
    To remove a SIM Card from the SIM Card slot:  
    1.   Turn off your system.   
    2.   Slightly push the SIM card to pop it out and pull it out directly. When the SIM card has 
    moved out a space out of the slot, hold the edges of the card and slowly slide it out. 
    Using a GPS Module (optional)  
    AcuTab-M is designed with equipped the optional GPS module.  
      Before installing the GPS module, please adjust to DIP 2- 3 for GPS mode as indicated in 
    the following diagram . 
    To install the GPS Module:  
    1.   Make sure the system is turned off, internal battery detect DIP switch set to off and unplug 
    AC adapter.   
    2.   Unscrew four screws from the accessory door on top of the system.   
      3.   Mount and secure the GPS Trac ker daughter board into the mainboard with screws.  
    GPS Tracker daughter Board 
    1 2  13   
     4.   Insert FFC cable of GPS module into connector slot. Screw to secure the GPS module 
    onto the tablet.   
      GPS Module  
    5.   Under Windows, press the RF Button,  and enable GPS module from the pops -up 
    screen’s option list.   
    Bios Setup Program 
    This system comes with a chip from Phoenix BIOS that contains the ROM Setup information for 
    your system. (This chip serves as an interface between the processor and t he rest of the system 
    components.) This section explains the information contained in the Setup program and tells you 
    how to modify the settings according to your system configuration.  
      The Setup utility program allows updates to the main board configurati on settings. The BIOS 
    setup values will be saved in the CMOS. It is executed when you change the system 
    configuration, you change the system backup battery, or the system detects a configuration error 
    and asks you to run the Setup program. You must have connected a USB type of keyboard, and 
    Use the arrow keys to select, and press Enter to run the selected program.  
      Function Key  
    Please check the following table for the function description of each direction key.  
    Function Key (s) Function Description 
    Moves cursor left to select Screens  
    / Moves cursor up or down to select items  
    + / - To change option for the selected items 
     To bring up the selected screen 
    To display the General Help screen  
     To save changes and exit the BIO S SETUP UTILITY 
     To jump to the Exit Screen or exit the current screen 
    Main Screen Setup Utility 
     When you enter the BIOS SETUP UTILITY, the Main screen will appear and display the 
    system overview. 
    The Standard CMOS Setup  screen is displayed above. Each feature may have one or more 
    option settings. Use the arrow keys to highlight the feature you want to change and then use  
    “   ”  or  “  ”  to select the value you want for that feature.  
      NOTE: The system BIOS automatically d etects Phoenix, Processor, memory size,  
    thus no changes are necessary.  
    14  15   
    System Date   To set the date, highlight the Date field and then press +/ - keys to set the current date. Follow 
    the month, day and year format.  
    System Time    To set the time, highli ght the Time field and then press +/ - keys to set the current time. Follow 
    the hour, minute, and second format.  
    BIOS Version   The system will automatically displays the information of BIOS version.  
    EC Version    The system will automatically displays the  information of EC (Embedded Controller) 
    firmware version.   
    Build Time   
    The system will automatically displays the build time of BIOS.  
    Processor Type   The system will automatically displays the information of Processor Type and speed.   
    System Memory Speed  
    The system will automatically displays the information of System Memory Speed.  
    L2 Cache RAM  
    The system will automatically displays the information of L2 Cache RAM.  
    Total Memory  
    The system will automatically displays the information of Total Memory.  
    Advanced BIOS Features  
    For Advanced Settings, it lets you define the device configuration when system booting.  
    curity Configuration 
    Set Supervisor Password    This field let you set or clear the Supervisor account’s password.   
    Set User Password   
    This field let you set or clear the User account’s password.   
    TPM Support   
    Lets you activate or de-activate the TPM function by selecting Enabled or Disabled option. 
    (For the non-TPM SKU, this item will display “no detected”.)   
    B oot Management Setup 
     This page allows you to set the search drive sequence where the system will try to boot up 
    To select the boot device, you can use the up or down arrow key, then press < +> to move up 
    the device in the list or press < -> to move down the device in the list. To exit from this menu, 
    press < Esc>. 
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    							Exit Control 
    Exit Saving Changes    When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, “Save configuration 
    changes and exit setup?” Select [OK]  to save the changes and exit the BIOS SETUP 
    Exit Discarding Changes   
    When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, “Discard changes and 
    exit setup?”. Select [OK] to exit the BIOS SETUP UTILITY without saving any changes.   
    Load Setup Defaults   
    When you select this option, it will pop-out the following message, “Load optimal 
    defaults?” Select [OK] to load the default values for all the setup configurations.   
    Save Changes   
    When you select this option, it will pop-out the  following message, “Save changes?” Select 
    [OK] to save all changes.   
    With the unique set of products, Acura Embedded Systems remains committed to its goal of 
    providing trouble- free and customer -friendly service. A special customer service unit has been 
    set up specifically to cater to our esteemed customers needs.  
    Technical Support:  
    For  technical support contact your Salesperson  
    [email protected] 
    Mail ing address:  
    Acura Embedded Systems Inc.  
    Unit #1, 7711-128th Street, Surrey, BC V3W 4E6, CANADA  Ph: (604) 502- 9666   Fax: (604) 502- 9668 
    Toll Free   1 -866-502-9666  
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