ThinView Options on a Windows CE Device Configuration

One way to control how quickly data is transferred to the Windows CE device is to specify its level of compression. ThinView on the Windows CE device provides you with this capability. You can also enter CimView command line parameters that take affect on your Windows CE device the next time you connect to the network.

To configure ThinView options on a Windows CE device:

  1. Take your Windows CE device off the network.

  2. Display the Tools menu.

  3. Select Options.

The ThinView Options dialog box for the Windows CE device opens.

  1. Select the compression type in the Compression field. Your selection impacts the balance between the speed at which data is transmitted vs. the time and CPU usage it takes to decompress the data. The options are:


Data is transmitted:


Without any compression. Transmission may be slower than the other options. However, there are no decompression demands on the CPU.

It is recommended that you do not use the None setting.

Zip – Minimize CPU effort

With some compression that places a decompression minimum demand on the CPU.

Zip – Minimize size

At the fastest rate among the alternatives, placing the highest decompression demand on the CPU.

Zip – Default

By balancing between data transmission size and CPU effort.

Zip – Default is the recommended setting.

  1. Specify the number of milliseconds ThinView should wait between heartbeat signals in the Heartbeat Interval field.

A heartbeat signal is sent at the specified interval between the server and the client to check if the connection is still up. The lower the heartbeat interval, the more frequently the signal is sent.

  1. (Optional) Enter a CimView command line option for an installed screen in the CimView Options field. Typically, the command line argument that will be used is /project <name>.

More information

ThinView advanced configuration on the Windows CE device.

ThinView advanced configuration on the ThinView server.