1 G220 Thank you for choosing the AlerteGPS G220, a real concentrate of the newest technologies. Highlights of the G220 are : - a 2 inches color display that shows the speed of your vehicle, the type of speed camera, the distance between your vehicle and the speed control... - a vocal warning system: vocal messages will warn you as you approach a speed control or a dangerous zone - the AlerteGPS European database, one of the most reactive databases. The G220 speed detection system is a driving assistant: it works with the well known satellite network Global Positioning System (GPS). It allows you to know the speed of your vehicle, and the distance between your vehicle and the control zone. It also features a speed limiter function, and an internal memory to save your own points of interest. Please read this manual carefully so that you can feel familiar with all functionalities of the G220. Have a good trip! CONTENTS DESCRIPTION INSTALLING THE G420 PAGE 2 PAGE 3 FEATURES UPDATE PAGE 4 - 6 PAGE 7 GENERAL NOTICES AND WARNINGS PAGE 8 Overview 2 Joystick: Up G220 Front Left POI save Right Joystick Down Press = enter Joystick functionalities: - call the menu and navigate through the different sections - set the volume from the default screen or when an alert is displayed Haut = Volume + Color display Bas = Volume - To validate a setting, simply press the joystick center. G220 Back G220 Left side Connector for optional external antenna USB / cigar-plug connector: This connector is used to: Speaker Magnet USB and cigar-plug connector Slot for optional holder - connect the G220 to a PC to update the database etc. - connect the unit to the cigar-plug in the vehicle Installing the G220 3 Remove the protection from the magnet Fix the magnet on the dashboard of your vehicle, in a horizontal position. Place the G220 on the magnet Connect the device to the cigar-plug with the cigar-plug adapter Your vehicle may have an athermic windscreen which may affect the satellite connection. In that case, you will need to use an optional external antenna. Installing the G220 with an external antenna: - fix the external antenna on the roof of your vehicle and make sure to place the cable inside the cabin of the vehicle. - connect the antenna to the external antenna connector of the G220. Important... - remove the device from the magnet before you leave your vehicle to avoid degradations and thefts - climatic conditions may influence the satellite connection. Operating instructions 4 Starting the G220 : The G220 will start automatically after you have connected it to the cigar lighter. The display shows : WELCOME DB xx/xx/xx - DB = database version - FW = firmware version FW xxxx Then, the G220 will start to acquire satellite connection: A vocal message will warn you when the satellite search is completed. ... ! The satellite search is faster when the vehicle is stopped. During the satellite search, you can access the menu. To enter the menu: Right or Enter Operating instructions 5 DEFAULT SCREEN Satellite network level DB xx/xx/xx FW xxxx Real speed of the vehicle AS YOU APPROACH AN ALERT Type of warning Real speed of the vehicle The different types of warnings: The G220 warns you as you approach: - fixed speed cameras - mobile control zones - danger zones (dangerous curves, black spots...) Speed limit Distance bar between the vehicle and the control Menu 6 You can access the menu at any time, from the default screen or when an alert is displayed. To enter the menu : Right or To leave the menu : Enter Left Menu sections: Warning settings: distance etc Volume : sound settings Screen: customizable display Speed limiter: speed limiter level POI : user POI Information: firmware, database etc. i Country settings: time zone etc. The different settings: In order to take advantage of the different possible settings of the G220, please download the latest manual from our website: http://www.alertegps.com General Notices & Warnings 8 Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment Directive According to Directive 2002/96/EC on Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment, household electrical appliances cannot be dispersed in the conventional waste stream. Used electrical and electronic equipments must be collected. • If the unit or the cigar-plug falls in the water, don’t touch the unit before you have disconnected the cigar-plug from the cigar socket of your vehicle, and remove the unit using the cable. • Read this manual and all safety warnings carefully before you use or install this unit. • If your vehicle is parked in the sun, let the unit cool down before you use it. • Clean-up instructions: don’t use solvents. Clean regularly. • The G220 cannot work properly in a tunnel or a basement, because the satellite reception is disturbed. We strongly recommend driving carefully in those areas. The G220 needs a short time to establish the connection to the satellites again. • The G220 calculates the direction of the vehicle to avoid wrong alerts. Anyway, wrong alerts can occur sometimes. If you’re driving a parallel road that is sited very close to a road on which an alert is located, a wrong alert may occur. • The G220 is a driving help that must be considered as a prevention tool. The purpose of this system is to incite you to drive carefully and to respect the road safety rules. We decline all responsibility for any infraction to the legislation and the road safety rules. • Hardware and software of this device are the property of GPSPrevent SAS / AlerteGPS Hardware and are protected by copyright laws and intellectual property laws. They may not be copied or distributed in any illegal manner. • Don’t let liquids or objects enter the housing through the ventilation holes. They may damage the internal parts of the unit and cause an electric shock, a short-cut or a fire. • Do not try to repair and disassemble the unit by yourself. This may cause an electric shock. Please contact a qualified technician. • Disconnect the unit when it’s not in use. To protect this unit in case of a storm or when it’s not used during a long time, disconnect it from the network. • 12/24 V negative earth socket only. Remove cigar-plug while leaving vehicle. Disconnect cigar-plug when starting vehicle. Always use the correct rated fuse. • Keep away from naked flames (like candles). • Use in temperate areas. • The GPS (Global Positioning System) is placed under the authority of the American government. GPSPrevent SAS / AlerteGPS Hardware cannot be held responsible for the availability and precision of the GPS. • A minimum space of 2 inches should be maintained around the unit for its ventilation. • You must respect all road safety rules. • Don’t connect any cable to the unit before removing or connecting the power cable. Connect the external antenna after the power cable, and disconnect it before you remove the power cable. • Do not disturb the driver or cause any damage to the safety elements of the vehicle while installing the GPS. • While installing the device, make sure that it cannot be dangerous to the occupants of the vehicle, particularly in case of projection. • The software and the drivers are provided as is. GPSPrevent SAS / AlerteGPS Hardware declines all responsibility in case of software or hardware incompatibility. • The access to the website is not guaranteed in case of site maintenance, network disturbance, connection problems or any problem that could disturb access to the website. • Keep the unit and the cigar-plug away from water. • To minimize the risks of interactions between two GPS devices, a distance of 20 inches should be maintained between this unit and another GPS device.