Latitude 12 Rugged Tablets: Guide for your Keyboard Dock

Latitude 12 Rugged Tablets: Guide for your Keyboard Dock

The following article provides information about the setup and use of the keyboard dock for the Latitude 12 Rugged 7202 and Rugged Extreme 7212 Tablets.

Table of Contents:

  1. The IP-65 rated full-size Keyboard dock
  2. It also gives a backlit function
  3. It also gives a keylock function

The IP-65 rated full-size Keyboard dock

The Latitude 12 Rugged Tablets have a IP-65 rated full-size keyboard dock as an optional ecosystem accessory.

Front View

(Fig.1 Keyboard Dock Front View)

IP stands for Ingress Protection. This is a series of ratings that define the different levels of effective sealing of electrical enclosures against intrusion.

The digit 65 indicates that this particular keyboard is enhanced with protection against dust and low pressure water jets.

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It also gives a backlit function

The keyboard dock comes with a customisable backlit keyboard. The backlight can be set to a number of colours :

  • White
  • Red
  • Green
  • Blue
  • Custom Colour
  • Custom Colour

Use the Rugged Control Centre utility to set the keyboard backlight behaviour and to customise the colours.

Press the Fn + C keys repeatedly to cycle through the available backlight colours.

Keyboard Layout 1

(Fig.2.1 Keyboard Layout - Backlight)

Turning the Backlight On/Off and adjusting the brightness

  1. Press Fn + F10 to start up the backlight feature.
  1. The backlight comes on at its lowest setting when its first enabled.
  1. Pressing the same keys repeatedly will cycle through the brightness settings. From 25%, to 50%, to 75% to 100%.
  1. If you keep pressing on the keys it will then go off until you press the keys again to go back to 25%.

Keyboard Layout 2

(Fig.2.2 Keyboard Layout - Brightness)

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It also gives a keylock function

The keylock function is where the secondary features of the top row of keys on the keyboard dock, become the primary features once the keyboard shortcut to put the lock in place has been used. (You can still access the F1, F2, etc keys during this lock by using the Fn key.).

Keyboard Layout 3

(Fig.3 Call out Fn key locations)

1 Fn Lock Key 2 Affected Fn Keys
3 Fn Key

Steps to turn the Fn lock On/Off

  1. Press the Fn + Esc keys together to enable the Fn Lock.

  2. Secondary functions on keys below the top row are not affected by this lock and will still require the use of the Fn key to be used.

  3. The Fn Lock can be disable by pressing the Fn + Esc keys against. This will return the function keys to they default actions.

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Article ID: SLN298306

Last Date Modified: 10/11/2018 04:12 AM

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