Pocket ATS for PDA with Windows Mobile

Pocket ATS for PDA with Windows Mobile
Pocket ATS for PDA with
Windows Mobile
All Traffic Solutions 3100 Research Drive State College, Pennsylvania 16801
www.alltrafficsolutions.com [email protected] 814-237-9005
Pocket ATS for PDA with Windows Mobile
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PDA Quick Starts
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PDA Introduction
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1.2
PDA Functions for All Units
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1.3
PDA Speed Display Functions - Shield or Speedsentry
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1.4
PDA Message Sign Functions - instALERT and SpeedAlert
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1.5
Quick Start - Create a message with PDA (Pre 2010 and Factory Recertified)
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PDA Quick Starts
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PDA Introduction
All units can be controlled locally with optional Bluetooth management and a wireless PDA
To begin, turn on the PDA and the sign. Open the Pocket ATS Program on the PDA.
Connect to a Sign
The first screen is the connection screen. Click the Search for Signs button in the lower
right corner to find all signs within range of the PDA. Once the list of available signs is
populated select the sign to connect to and click Connect. Once you connect you will
see the home screen with the available main functions for the connected sign.
Home Screen
The home screen on the PDA has all the functionality available for all ATS
equipment. Only the functions applicable to the unit to which you are connected
will be available. The PDA screen is touch sensitive, so all functions can be
activated with your fingertip or with the stylus.
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PDA Functions for All Units
Power
To configure settings that affect power usage, touch the Power button. The Power
Settings screen shows the power level of your power supply whether battery or AC. It
also provides settings that affect the power usage of the sign. To save power,
schedule the sign to turn it off when the display is not necessary, blink the speed
display and reduce the radar sensitivity to have the speed display pick up vehicles
only when they are within sight range of the sign. Also adjust the brightness range
for the sign, either locking it to one brightness level or adjusting the minimum and
maximum brightness between which the unit's automatic dimming will operate.
Reducing the maximum brightness to 7 can make a significant reduction in power
usage.
Config
The device configuration screen is used to configure settings applicable to the
connected sign . Rename the sign, set the clock on the sign and get diagnostic
information from the sign.
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PDA Speed Display Functions - Shield or Speedsentry
Speeds
To set parameters associated with the speed limit, touch the
Speeds button. This will take you to the Speed Settings screen.
Set the speed limit by clicking the Speed Limit button. This
brings up the Speed Limit screen. Set the speed limit with the
slider. Display Above button brings up the Display Settings
where you set whether the display is on or off (Stealth mode
where data can still be collected,) the speed above which
speeds will be displayed and the maximum speed displayed.
Above the maximum speed displayed the screen will go dark so
that no one will race the sign.
Data
To set parameters associated with the Data recording
functions, touch the Data button. All units with the Traffic Data
Collection option are collecting data anytime the unit is on.
With Remote Traffic Data Management, you Move the sign
when you move among locations so the data uploaded to the
server is identified with the correct location. If you are not
using the service, you should upload the data when you move
the unit from one location to another. If you forget, ATS Assist
allows you to split a data file into two files based upon a data
and time so the data file is for one location.
Click on the Download button to download data to the PDA.
Once downloaded you can tell the PDA to erase the data file
on the speed display. The Download button indicates how full
the memory is. The Recent Stats shows the last 20 seconds of
readings and will update continuously when you are
connected to a sign.
See the Data Management and Reports Section for detailed
instructions on data and reporting.
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Scheduling
To configure a schedule for a unit, touch the Schedule button. In this screen, you can
set a schedule for units over a 24 Hour period. Click the Enable check box to enable
each desired time window for the sign to be on. For older signs there are two available
time windows. For newer signs there are six available time windows. The sign will be on
during the time windows with its currently configured settings.
Time Sync
For the schedule to display correctly the time in the unit must be correct. The time must also be correct to
collect accurate traffic data.
To check the speed display's time, from the main menu on the PDA click the Configuration button followed
by the Clock button. Check that the time on the PDA is correct and make any Change if necessary. Then click
Sync which will set the time on the speed display.
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PDA Message Sign Functions - instALERT and SpeedAlert
Create and Display a Message
To create messages and manage messages on the instALERT,
touch the Messages button.
To create a new message, touch the Create Messages button.
Once in the screen, you can select up to a 3 screen message by
using the + icons, or you can remove screens using the icon.
Within each screen, select the type of message you want 3
lines, 2 lines, 1 line, mixed lines, graphics, Your Speed, Speed
Limit or stopwatch. Type the desired text into the text boxes.
Set the duration and blink rate for each screen with the sliders.
You can justify the text with the justification icons.
Once you have completed the first screen, tap on screens 2 and
3 if applicable and create these screens in the same manner.
Once you have completed the message, save it with the Save
button. You can preview the message with the Preview button.
From the preview screen, you can send the message to the
message sign with the Display Now on Sign button.
Viewing Messages in PDA or instALERT
To view the messages on the PDA or on the sign, tap the Message List button. This
screen will display all the messages on the PDA. If you then Read from Sign, the
messages that are on the instALERT will be indicated in the list with checks in the
check boxes. You can uncheck some or all messages and check other messages up to
the maximum of 24, and then Send to Sign. Then these messages are available on
the sign using the scroll button. They can also be scrolled from the PDA using the Now
Showing button.
Speed Dependent Messages
To create dependent messages, click the Dependent Messages
button. In this screen, apply messages created and saved on the
message creation screen to the speed conditions for approaching
vehicles. Select one message for each speed condition. Modify
the speed ranges with the + and bordering the range limits.
Once the dependent message group is created, Save it. Preview
the message, stepping through the messages as they will be
displayed for each speed condition that is indicated below the
screens. Tap Back to modify the messages or Send to Sign. The
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messages will be available in the sign to display when the sign is
in Dependent Message mode and it receives speed inputs from a
speed display or internal radar.
Scheduling Options
The message sign can be scheduled for one message on or off over a 24 hour period, to change messages
up to 6 times over a 24 hour period, or to have a different 24 hour schedules applied to each of 7 days.
Select Schedule and select the desired schedule type.
instALERT with Radar Speed Settings
If the sign has the optional radar installed, see the section on PDA Speed Display Functions to set the speed
related settings.
One Day Schedule
For a one day schedule, check Enable 24 Hour Schedule. This
schedule will repeat each 24 hour period. For only one message
turned on and off, check Single Message on/off. Select the
message with the Select Message button. Select the schedule with
the Select Schedule button. In the schedule window select an on
and off time for each window added, up to 6 windows in a day.
The sign will be off whenever there is no message scheduled.
For multiple messages throughout a day, check the Multiple
Messages box and then tap Select Messages and Schedule. This
brings up the schedule page where you enter the time on, time off
and message for each time window. Save the schedule on this
screen and return to the 24 Hour Schedule screen. Then click
Apply to Sign to load and activate the schedule.
7 Day Schedule
To create a 7 day schedule, tap the 7 day button. In the 7 day schedule screen, Select a
saved 24 hour schedule as created in the previous section to each day of the week. The
same 24 hour schedule can be used on multiple days or use a different 24 hour schedule
on each day. Days can also be left blank and the sign will be off.
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Time Sync
For the schedule to display correctly the time in the unit must be correct. The time must also be correct to
collect accurate traffic data if the unit has the optional radar.
To check the time on an instALERT, start the unit and on the third start up screen the sign will display the
current set time and date. If it is not correct, from the main menu on the PDA click the Configuration button
followed by the Clock button. Check that the time on the PDA is correct and make any Change if necessary.
Then click Sync which will set the time on the instALERT.
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Quick Start - Create a message with PDA (Pre 2010 and Factory Recertified)
Open Pocket ATS and connect to the instALERT
Turn on PDA and start Pocket ATS from the Start Menu. When the units within range
display, tap on the Unit and tap Connect.
Tap Messages
Then tap Create Message, opening the Message
creation screen
Select number of screens in the message
Pick the number of Screens using the plus signs on the Screen
tabs. You can also Get Current Message from the instALERT
and edit this message.
Pick the screen layout with the layout dropdown
Pick 1, 2 or 3 lines of text, combinations, graphics or specialty screens.
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Select display settings
Pick screen Duration and Blink style. Duration can be from 1-5 seconds and can be
set differently for each screen. Blinking the screen saves power and extends battery
life.
Preview message and send to message sign
Tap Preview to see the message on the PDA. Tap Display Now on Sign to display
the message on the instALERT. The sign must be in Single Message mode for the
message to display.
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