Introduction Thank you for choosing the Adapt AD850, based on a 44 channel satellite search and an extremely high sensitivity (-159dBm) GPS chipset giving the most accurate position fix. Featuring a unique data logger function to track your journeys positions and routes using free Google Earth maps. The Adapt AD-850 comes compact and durable with a small removable and rechargeable battery, it is well suited for host system integration such as PDA, Smart phone, Laptop, PC and any other Bluetooth enabled device.
Product Features 1. 44-channel and -159dBm high receiving sensitivity and fast position fix GPS chipset. 2. Superior receiving sensitivity for urban canyon and foliage environment. 3. Bluetooth interface connection for host systems 4. Up to 10 meters Bluetooth operating distance 5. Three colour LED display to indicate the battery status and Bluetooth connection 6. Long battery operating time of more than 20 hours. 7. Total data log recordings of 120000 positions. The AD-850 will record 41.6 days in continuous use if you select every 30 seconds to make a recording.
3. Automatic Power-Off Function 3.1 Automatic Power-Off Function • When the Adapt AD-850 is turned on and there is no Bluetooth connection established (static blue LED), the AD850 will turn off the Bluetooth part automatically after 10 minutes to save power consumption. However, the GPS data logger (Green LED) will stay on to record your position data. • When the Adapt AD-850 is linked with a Bluetooth device (flashing blue LED) but the battery is low (flashing Red LED), the AD850 will automatically turn off after 30 minutes to conserve power. • When the Adapt AD-850 is powered with a low battery the AD850 will show a flashing Red LED and will be unable to connect to any Bluetooth devices. The AD850 will turn off after 5 minutes. 3.2 LED status • Green LED Conditions
Data log disable
Flash ON one time for every 3 seconds
Flash dark one time for every 3 seconds
Data log enable
Flash ON one time for every 5 seconds
Flash dark one time for every 5 seconds
Data log enable and memory full
Flash ON two times for every 5 seconds
Flash dark two times for every 5 seconds
• Red LED Charging and low battery status indicator • Blue LED Static ON: No Bluetooth device linked Flashing: Link with PC or PDA
4. Getting Started 4.1. Fully charge the battery Insert the battery. Charge the battery for at least eight hours before first use. 4.2. Turn on Receiver Switch ON the Power Button (fig 1.0), GPS LED indicates green light, and the Bluetooth LED indicates blue flashing light. 4.3. Connect to Bluetooth-Enabled Device From your Bluetooth-Enabled device open the Bluetooth application software to search for the AD850 and then connect it to your device. If connection is successful, the Bluetooth LED will blink twice every 3 seconds. (Pin code may be required during configuration. Code=0000) 4.4. Connect to your Navigation Software Start the application. Make sure the application is set for the COM port that your Bluetooth-Enable device will use for serial communication. Now you should be ready to use your Navigation software. Refer to user documents that came with software. More configurations may be necessary.
5. PDA Configuration 5.1 Activate Bluetooth function of your PDA Prior to activating the Bluetooth function of your PDA, make sure the device is equipped with Bluetooth function, and the driver software has been installed.
5.2. Activate Bluetooth Manager & Establish New Connections. (illustrations using HP iPAQ 4150 PDA) First you must open the “Bluetooth Manager “on your pocket pc. (See figure 1.2)
Fig 1.3 At this point, the Bluetooth GPS connection has been successfully activated when the Bluetooth LED flashes twice every 3 seconds on the AD850, indicating that Bluetooth GPS and the PDA connection are in progress.
6. Bluetooth configuration setup with PC connection Here is a sample to show you how to connect the AD-850 with your PC, also for software installation and a basic function test. 1) You must make sure that your PC has a Bluetooth interface in order to pair with the AD-850. If not you can purchase a Bluetooth adapter for your PC, please seek advice from your PC manufacturer for compatible Bluetooth adapters. 2) Check your Bluetooth manager to see if a Bluetooth Serial Port Profile like this exists:
Fig 1.6 Note: this sample is for your reference only. The screen may vary between different models of Bluetooth manager software. 3) If not found, please create a Bluetooth serial port. To configure a Bluetooth serial port do the following:
4) If one already exists, then please check the content. Some Bluetooth devices will enable the secure connection. Make sure you uncheck the ‘secure connection’ box (see figure 1.7). 5) Power on your AD-850. If the battery is fully charged, you should see two LED lights: the static Blue LED means Bluetooth is activated and waiting for connection. Another static Green LED shows that GPS receiver has started and is acquiring positioning information. 6) Open ‘My Bluetooth Places’, there will be no devices shown at first.
Fig 1.8 7) Click the [View devices in range] and you should find the AD-850 [Bluetooth GPS] as shown in Figure 1.9:
14) You will see the shortcut you have just created (figure 2.5):
7. Data Logger Configuration setup with PC connection Here is a sample to show you how to read the data logger recorder from the AD850. Note: Please make sure you are using the correct Bluetooth driver which is provided from your Bluetooth manufacturer. Some unpredicted problems could occur if you use the wrong driver for your Bluetooth dongle. Put your AD850 next to the Bluetooth dongle/Pc within 30 cm range to prevent any interference from other Bluetooth device. If you have a special requirement for longer distance, please contact Adapt technical support for more help. www.adapt-mobile.com 1) First, connect the AD850 to your PC with a Bluetooth interface. Please refer to Item 6 for more details. Copy all data logger program files from the CD to your PC into a directory. You will see this window in you PC (figure 2.6)
Fig 2.7 3) Select the correct port (which is provided by Bluetooth SPP link) and 57600 baud rate. Then click “Connect” (see figure 2.7) 4) You will see the NMEA data. This means log program is linked successfully with the AD850. (see figure 2.8)
7.1 Configuration Setting 1) Setting parameters for data logger. 2) Total record is 120000 recorders. If you select for every 30 seconds to take a recording, it will record 41.6 days continuous use. 3) Select Log---Log Configure (see figure 2.9) 4) Max time: seconds, select the time for each position to be recorded (see figure 3.0) 5) Max distance: set the distance for each position to be recorded (see figure 3.0)
6) Max speed: set the speed at which each position is recorded (see figure 3.0) 7) Min time: set the minimum time to make a recording. Zero means record every second. (see figure 3.0) 8) Min distance: record time period. Zero means record for each movement (see figure 3.0) 9) Min speed: will not record if speed less than this setting . Zero means record for speed bigger than zero. (see figure 3.0) 10) Data Log: Enable/Disable, Enable or disable data log function, (see figure 3.0). Note: you may want to do this to conserve the battery power. However, the data log function is very energy efficient and should not effect the battery period dramatically. page 15
7.3 Read logger data 1) Read logger data form AD850. 2) Select Log---Log Read (figure 3.3)
Fig 3.2 3) Type a file name for data logger record. Example: “03252007” (see figure 3.4)
Fig 3.4 4) Wait for between 5-10 minutes depending on how many recordings you have. If you use the wrong Bluetooth driver in your PC, some problems may occur. Once the reading is successful then a box will display ‘log read is completed’ as shown above. page 18
8.2 B Data logger Specifications 1. Up to 120K data records 2. Log data export for Google Earth and track maker 3. Programmable data log interval: time, distance, and velocity 4. Log data download by Bluetooth wireless connection, 10 meters distance. 8.3 Bluetooth Specification 1. Port type
: compatible with Bluetooth 1.2 serial port profile (SSP)
In the forests, or too much overhead foliage can disturb the signal.
If you use the AD850 Bluetooth GPS Receiver inside the car, some anti-sunlight windscreen film will make the GPS signal decrease or can even cause a loss of signal. GPS satellites are owned by the American military; sometimes they will tunedown the accuracy for some reason. In such cases, the GPS position may not fix exactly.
For any further questions or for help pairing your device please visit www. adapt-mobile.com and go to ‘support’