Copy files to and from Psion terminals

Article ID: 18288262

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Topic or Information

What methods are available to copy files to and from Psion computers

Applies To

Workabout Pro 4, Workabout Pro 3, 8530, Omnii XT15, 8525, EP10, 7530 G2, 8515, VH10

Details

Psion terminals may include different options for copying files to your PC.   Methods may include FTP, Bluetooth, SD card, USB drive, or ActiveSync.

 

7535/ 7530 (G0 / G2)

8525/ 8530 (G0 / G2)

WORKABOUT PRO

(Win CE)

WORKABOUT PRO

(Mobile)

Omnii / iKôn / Neo (Win CE)

Omnii / iKôn / Neo (Mobile)
EP10 / WAP4
(WEH 6.5)

FTP

X

X

X

 

X

 

Bluetooth

 

 

 

X

 

X

SD

 

 

X

X

 

 

Micro SD

 

 

 

 

X

X

USB / ActiveSync

HU1005

CA2200

Dock

Dock

Dock

Dock

 

FTP: Any Windows CE terminal (CE4.2, 5.0, or 6.0) supports FTP natively.  FTP is a network protocol that can be used to transfer files from one network device to another.  Psion terminals use the TEMP folder as an FTP ROOT by default, therefore any file that you want to copy off the terminal  using FTP should be placed in that location.  Most Windows PCs are equipped with an FTP command line client.  The only information you need to connect to the terminal is the IP address.  Use Anonymous credentials to login.  If you are not comfortable with command line FTP, there are a multitude of Windows GUI applications (FileZilla for example) available to make FTP easier.

FTP Server for Windows Mobile: http://www.mochasoft.dk/freeware/ftpd.htm
Tested with success on EP10 (December 7th, 2012)

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Bluetooth:  Most current terminals are equipped with a Bluetooth radio however it may need to be enabled in the power settings or Wireless Manager.  Windows Mobile terminals (WM 2003, WM5.0, WM6.x) can easily transfer files using Bluetooth through the File Manager.  Simply locate the file that you wish to copy, highlight it with the arrow keys, and choose BEAM from the menu.  Choosing Bluetooth will open the wizard that allows you to search for nearby Bluetooth enabled devices.  Be sure to make your Bluetooth enabled PC discoverable and allow incoming file transfers.

 

SD card:  Some terminals include an SD or Micro-SD card slot to allow easy transfer of files.  In general, the SD card slot is found inside the battery compartment (typically under the battery).  Once an SD card is installed in the terminal it will appear in the file system.  Windows Mobile devices access the SD card as an “SD-MMC card” while Windows CE devices tend to access the SD card as a “Hard Drive”.

USB drive: When the terminal by itself cannot be used to obtain the desired file, most single-docking stations include a USB receptacle that can accept a USB flash memory drive.  Generally, an AC power supply to the docking station is required.  Once installed, the USB memory is accessible using the same methods as an SD card.

ActiveSync:  Most terminals have a method to connect to a PC using a USB cable.  Please consult the user guide for your terminal to determine the appropriate cable part number.  PCs that make use of older Windows operating systems (Windows XP, Windows 2000) must have both the ActiveSync software installed as well as the Psion USB driver.  PCs that use more current operating systems (Windows Vista, Windows 7) must have the Microsoft Mobile Device Center 6.1 installed but are only able to connect to Windows CE5.0, Windows CE6.0, or Windows Mobile 6.x devices.