How to get date and time for mobile devices?
Posted on 2012-04-11
Our customers use Motorola 9090 scanners. For years their scanners' internal date and time would automatically be updated every time they docked the scanner and connected via Activesync, as long as they had a partnership established. But now many are using Win 7, where Activesync is no longer allowed, and to my knowledge, Windows Mobile Device Center does not offer this nice feature that Activesync provided.
In addition, many customers are doing their data transfers wirelessly now, connected to their PC or small network, meaning that they never have reason to dock the scanner anyway.
So now I'm wondering if there is a way, via our vb app, or some other way, to access the current date and time so I can update the scanner's clock. When the scanners do wireless transfers, they are connecting to a computer in the office, and also can connect to websites, making me wonder if there is some way to get current date and time.
Any ideas on how this can be done? TIA