Using Modem-TPS - Levantamientos-especiales

Modem-TPS Software
for FH915 and FH2400
User’s Manual
Part Number xxxx
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ABOUT THIS MANUAL
CHAPTER0
Welcome to the Modem-TPS User’s Manual!
This manual describes how to install and use the Modem-TPS
software for the Frequency-Hopping Spread Spectrum radio
modem family with 915 MHz and 2400 MHz frequency bands. For
best performance of this software, please read all of the instructions
carefully. They were especially designed to help you correctly
install and operate this program.
Please note that this manual covers the configuration procedures
only for the FH915 and FH2400 radios. If your receiver is equipped
with the UHF440 or UHF460 modem, refer to the software
documentation designed specially for this radio modem family.
We also assume that you have some knowledge of working with
TPS receivers.
Symbols and typographic conventions
The information in this manual complies with several typographic
conventions to make reading the material easier. Table below
specifies all the text styles used in this manual.
Text format
Click the Finish
button...
Setup.exe
Description
Titles of dialog windows/boxes, names of
menu options and other GUI components
This format is used to represent the paths to
files as well as the file names themselves
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Also, in this manual you will find two levels of special visual cues to
certain types of information. These symbols are given in the following
table.
Graphic element
Explanation
Vital information about the current topic
that the user is recommended to take note
This symbol describes the sequence of steps
that the user must take
Screen Captures
This manual includes sample screen captures. Your actual screen can
look slightly different from the sample screen due to the settings you
have specified. This is normal and not a cause for concern.
What information can be found in this
manual?
The contents of the Modem-TPS User’s Manual are organized into the
following three chapters:
Chapter One: Getting Started
• tells the user about purposes and features of the program.
• explaines how to install and remove Modem-TPS. Also
provides information about system requirements.
• shows how to launch and close Modem-TPS.
Chapter Two: Modem-TPS Operation
• provides information describing each tab, field and control you
can access via the interface of Modem-TPS. It describes the
purpose of each setting and the procedures for using it.
Chapter Three: Troubleshooting
• helps you in diagnosing, correcting and avoiding problems.
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Supplemental Manuals
Once you have a TPS receiver and Modem-TPS, you will need to
supplement this manual with the manual that is written specially for
the receiver you have purchased.
Technical Support
Occasionally, Modem-TPS users encounter problems during
installation or use of the program. Should you have any problems
with Modem-TPS, please contact TPS Customer Support. Please be
ready to provide TPS Customer Support with the following
information:
• Did you try to fix the problem(s) on your own based on the
troubleshooting tips available in the manual?
• System/hardware specifications of the computer on which
you are running (installing) your Modem-TPS.
To get in contact with TPS Customer Support, please use the
following e-mail addresses:
hardware@topconps.com or support@topconps.com.
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H A P T E R
GETTING STARTED
CHAPTER0
Modem-TPS is a comprehensive Windows software product
designed for configuring embedded radio modems of the geodetic
grade receivers developed by the Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc.
Before you start using Modem-TPS, you should become familiar
with its functions and learn how to install, launch, exit and uninstall
the program.
In This Chapter
This chapter includes the following topics:
Modem-TPS’s functions ................................................................ 2
Setting up Modem-TPS.................................................................. 2
Starting Modem-TPS ..................................................................... 5
Closing Modem-TPS...................................................................... 6
Modem-TPS’s functions
The most current version of Modem-TPS (as of 1.3, February 5, 2003)
provides the following functions:
• Connecting a PC to an integrated TPS radio modem via the
corresponding serial ports
• Displaying information about the radio modem installed in the
receiver.
• Programming the radio modem’s settings (such as Operation Mode,
Link Rate, etc.)
Setting up Modem-TPS
System Requirements
In order to use Modem-TPS, your PC should meet the following
criteria:
• PC-compatible with Intel® Pentium® 100 MHz or faster
• 10 MB of free hard disk space
• 32 MB of RAM or more (64 MB recommended)
• 32-bit operating system: MS Windows 98/2000
• Color monitor at 640x480 screen resolution
Please bear in mind that your radio modem
must be uploaded with the firmware version
1.1 or newer to work properly with ModemTPS
Installing Modem-TPS
To install Modem-TPS on your computer, please follow
this procedure:
Step 1. Open the Run command by clicking the Start button in
the bottom-left corner of your computer screen, and
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choosing Run. Use the Browse button, to specify the
location of Setup.exe†. To start the setup process, click
OK. Figure 1-1 demonstrates an example of the Run
window containing the full path to the setup program.
Figure 1-1. Launching setup program
Step 2. The Modem-TPS Installation window appears. Here
the user can choose the folder into which he/she wants
to install Modem-TPS. The default folder is Program
Files\Modem-TPS on one of computer hard drives.
Click Finish to continue installation (Figure 1-2).
Figure 1-2. Selecting disk and folder to install Modem-TPS
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Step 3. Now the Modem-TPS files will be copied onto your
computer (Figure 1-3).
Figure 1-3. Modem-TPS is copied to the hard disk
Step 4. After Modem-TPS is installed, the following prompt will
appear. Click OK to exit the installation (Figure 1-4).
Figure 1-4. Installation completed
Uninstalling Modem-TPS
There are two methods of removing Modem-TPS from your
computer:
1. Using the Uninstall Modem-TPS option of the Modem-TPS
program.
2. Using the Add/Remove Programs feature of the Control Panel in
Windows.
To remove Modem-TPS using the first approach, take the
following steps:
Step 1. Click the Windows Start menu, point to Programs, and
then choose Modem-TPS X Uninstall Modem-TPS.
Step 2. Modem-TPS will prompt you to confirm the removing.
Click Yes to continue.
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Step 3. When the removal is compete and successful, the
following prompt will appear. Click OK (Figure 1-5).
Figure 1-5. Modem-TPS has been successfully uninstalled
To remove Modem-TPS via Add/Remove Programs,
follow these steps:
Step 1. Click the Windows Start menu, point to Settings, and
then click Control Panel.
Step 2. Double-click Add/Remove Programs. The Add/
Remove Programs dialog box appears.
Step 3. From the Currently installed programs list, select
Modem-TPS.
Step 4. Click Change/Remove. Click Yes on the Uninstalling
Modem-TPS prompt that shows up. Finally, click OK.
Note that the program is no longer included in the
Currently installed programs list.
Starting Modem-TPS
Modem-TPS can be launched, as any other Windows program, in
one of the following ways:
• Way # 1. Double-click on Modem-TPS’s shortcut on the desktop
(if it has been created).
• Way # 2. In Windows Explorer go to the directory where ModemTPS.exe resides and double-click on the corresponding
icon.
• Way # 3. Press the Start button in the bottom-left corner of your
computer’s screen and select Run from the pull-up
menu. In the Open box specifies the full path to ModemTPS.exe. Press OK.
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• Way # 4. Press the Start button in the bottom-left corner of your
computer’s screen, point to Programs, and then select
Modem-TPS X Modem-TPS.
After Modem-TPS is launched, the program window will appear
(Figure 1-6).
Figure 1-6. Main window
From the Port’s setting drop-down box of the Connection window,
select the computer serial port your receiver is connected to. Press the
Connect button to establish communication with the TPS receiver.
Once a connection with the receiver has been established, you can use
the controls to configure your radio modem. For a complete
description of the controls available for configuring your radio
modem, see Chapter 2, “Modem-TPS Operation” on page 7.
Closing Modem-TPS
To disconnect from the receiver, click the Disconnect
button. To quit Modem-TPS, click Exit.
It is strongly recommended to close the connection with the receiver
and close Modem-TPS prior to switching the receiver off and
disconnecting the cable.
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MODEM-TPS OPERATION
CHAPTER0
This chapter describes how to configure and manage the receiver’s
internal radio modem with the Modem-TPS software.
In This Chapter
This chapter contains the following topics:
Navigating through Modem-TPS ................................................... 8
Using Modem-TPS......................................................................... 8
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Navigating through Modem-TPS
Moving through Modem-TPS is like moving through any other
Windows program. You can use your mouse to point and click or you
can use the Tab key to move from field to field.
You can also use shortcut keys. These keys are used in menus where
an alternate keystroke sequence is available.
These shortcut keys are shown on the right side of the corresponding
menu items. For example, the user can select the Disconnect item
(from the File menu) with the Ctrl+D keys.
Using Modem-TPS
After establishing communication with the radio modem, the user will
be presented with the following tab controls:
Radio Link
- As follows from its name, allows configuring and
editing various settings related to the modem’s
radio link. See "Radio Link tab" on page 9.
Serial Interface
- Allows selection of the settings that deal with
communications between the receiver and radio
modem. See "Serial Interface tab" on page 10.
Identification
- Shows the radio modem type and other
information relating to the radio modem. See
"Identification tab" on page 11.
The following three topics describe each setting you can access
through the Modem-TPS interface.
At the very bottom of the program window is the status bar. The left
hand area of the status bar shows the current communication settings
(i.e., COM port # and baud rate used for connection). The rest of the
status bar is intended for displaying various error messages. At the
right end of the status bar is a timer showing how long you are in the
program.
Use the Apply button to confirm the changes made in the tabs.
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Radio Link tab
The Radio Link tab is shown in Figure 2-1.
Figure 2-1. Radio Link tab
In the Operation mode dropdown text box, the user specifies the
mode in which the radio will be functioning. There are three modes
available:
Receiver
- Means that the radio is used for picking up the
radio signals transmitted by the reference station’s
modem.
OFF
- Means that the radio modem is turned off.
Transmitter
- Means that the radio modem is configured as a
transmitter. In this mode, it broadcasts data to the
rover receivers.
With the Output power control, the user adjusts the radio
transmission power of the base station’s radio modem. There are
two transmit power levels available: 250 mW and 1 W.
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With the Link Rate control, the operator selects the rate at which data
is transmitted over the RF link. The FH radio modem supports 9600,
17000, 24000, and 51000 baud.
The selection of 9600 baud provides the
maximum reliability for data communication
but it is achieved at the cost of reducing data
throughput. If, for some reason, you need to
have the maximum throughput, use 51000
baud, but please remember, that this link rate
has the lowest reliability for data
communication
The Channel dropdown list box allows the operator to assign a
particular operating channel number to the modem. Each of the five
available channels possesses the unique communication properties. It
allows the use of up to five simultaneously transmitted radio modems
on your jobsite without interference between them.
Serial Interface tab
The Serial Interface tab is depicted in Figure 2-2.
Figure 2-2. Serial Interface tab
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This tab lets the operator specify the baud rate of the modem’s serial
port and a method used for controlling the flow of data between the
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From the Baud Rate dropdown list box, select a baud rate for the
modem’s serial port. With this speed data will be transmitted from
the receiver to modem, and vice versa.
The same rate must be used at both the receiver
and modem sides
By selecting ON from the RTS/CTS control, the user enables
hardware flow control. OFF disables hardware handshaking.
Identification tab
Identification tab provides you with information about modem type,
firmware version, board revision, and serial number. Figure 2-3
shows an example of this window.
Figure 2-3. Identification tab
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TROUBLESHOOTING
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This chapter can help the user solves some of the problems that may
occur while using Modem-TPS.
In This Chapter:
This chapter contains the following topic:
Troubleshooting chart .................................................................. 14
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Troubleshooting chart
The chart below covers most of the difficulties that the user might
encounter. The first column contains the error messages that appear in
the status bar.
Error
messages
Possible cause
The receiver is turned off.
The cable’s connectors are
not properly plugged in.
The cable is damaged.
Can’t find
receiver.
The receiver port used for
connection is not in
Command mode.
The computer port you
have selected for
connection is not the same
as you specified in the PC
Serial Port control.
Can’t find
modem.
Open COM#
port failed:
Access is
denied.
There are no radio modem
installed in your receiver
Unknown radio modem
type is installed
The computer port
dedicated for connection is
in use by another
application.
Action to take
Make sure that your receiver
is getting power and is
turned on.
Check the connections to
make sure they are not loose.
Check the cables running
from the receiver’s port to
the computer port to ensure
they are tight as well.
Replace the cable.
Contact your Dealer to
purchase new cable.
Restore Command mode for
this port or use another
receiver port (for example,
D).
Check that your receiver is
connected to your PC using
the proper RS232 cable for
connection to a PC and make
sure that the cable is exactly
plugged into the same PC
serial port as you specified in
the Port’s setting drop down
list of the Modem-TPS
software.
Contact you Dealer to equip
the receiver with FH radio
modem
Close the application used
this port or connect to the
receiver via another free
computer port.
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