RTK GPS Expansion Pack Guide

RTK GPS Expansion Pack Guide
RTK GPS Expansion Pack Overview
The RTK GPS Expansion Pack for the Carlson Surveyor+
and the Juniper Systems TK6000 handheld incorporates
a high accuracy NovAtel RTK GPS receiver and an
EDGE class wireless modem (GSM). This combination
enables precision measurements to be made with a
small, lightweight handheld device. The NovAtel RTK
GPS receiver incorporates state-of-the-art positioning
technology using GPS and GLONASS dual frequency
receivers, which feature NovAtel’s AdVance RTK and
ALIGN technologies.
There is a North American model (U.S. and Canada) and
an International model (European CE Marking).
It is strongly recommended that two battery packs be
used in the handheld. This should provide approximately
six hours of continuous operation.
GPS Receiver Operation
Support for the precision GPS receiver in the RTK GPS
expansion pack is provided by the application software
supplier. Please consult the document provided by your
application software provider for the proper operation of
the GPS receiver with your specific application software.
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The GPS receiver uses COM port 7 and COM port 8 with a
default of 9600 baud, 8 data, no parity, 1 stop bit.
GPS Antenna
For the GPS antenna, we recommend using the Novatel
dual frequency, dual constellation antenna model 702-GG.
Wireless Modem Operation
The following steps are required to get the GSM modem
ready to use (these steps are described in this manual):
Set up a wireless service data account for the GSM
modem and receive a SIM (Subscriber Identification
Module) card.
Install the SIM card in the wireless modem, and seal
the card portal.
Install the expansion pack and antennas on the
Run the setup program to configure the wireless
CAUTION: Damage to the RTK GPS expansion pack can
occur if it is installed or removed while the handheld in
running or in suspend. Ensure the handheld has been
completely powered off before installing or removing the
RTK GPS Expansion Pack. This is done by holding the
power button down until the power menu pops up and
selecting the Power Off option.
RTK GPS Expansion Pack GSM Account Set Up and Activation Process
Follow these steps to set up a wireless account for the data
1. Contact your wireless provider to obtain an account
and SIM card. Since you already have the equipment,
and all you need is to set up an account, it is best to
work directly with the wireless provider, i.e.; AT&T,
T-Mobile, Vodafone, etc.
2. When you contact the wireless provider, inform them
that you have a wireless data modem and need to set
up data service for this device. Your company may
already have a business account with a provider. If
so, you can add the account you need for this device
to your business account.
3. Be prepared to provide the following information
when setting up an account:
Billing Information and business ID such as your Federal Tax I.D. or VAT number.
The wireless services required: You need data only service. You probably want an unlimited data plan. You do not need voice or messaging services (the modem does not support them).
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The modem’s 15-character IMEI number: This is shown on the Cell Modem Setup screen shown below:
4. You may be asked for the modem’s model number.
This number allows the carrier to verify this modem
has been approved for use on their network. The
internal modem module is a MultiTech model
IMPORTANT: Do not confuse this number with the
model number of the handheld computer which is
not needed by the carrier.
RTK GPS Expansion Pack Inserting the SIM Card into the Wireless Modem Insert the SIM Card into the RTK GPS Expansion Pack
wireless modem as follows:
1. Remove the rubber cover with SIM printed on it from
the RTK GPS Expansion Pack.
2. Insert the SIM card
carefully, making
sure that the card is
inserted in the correct
orientation. The beveled
corner on the card lines
up with the outline on
the socket, with the gold
electrical contacts facing
towards the socket.
CAUTION: There is space
between the case and the
socket. When inserting the card make sure that the
card is inserted into the connector and not into the
space above or below the connector.
3. Replace the rubber cover. Run a finger around the
outside edge to make sure the gasket is flush with the
CAUTION: If the rubber cover is not replaced the unit
is no longer sealed and the warranty is void.
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Attaching the Expansion Pack to the Handheld
Follow these instructions to attach the RTK GPS
Expansion Pack to the handheld:
1. Power off the handheld by holding down the power
button for a few seconds and selecting Power Off
from the Power Button menu.
2. Loosen the top four
screws on the back
of the handheld as
3. Remove the cover
and screws from
the handheld. (The
cover is not used
with the pack.
Place the cover and
screws someplace where you can find them in the
4. Slide the top of the hand strap up to detach it from
the back. Remove the bottom of the hand strap. (The
hand strap is not used with the pack. Place the hand
strap someplace where you can find it in the future.)
5. Place the RTK GPS Expansion Pack on the back of the
handheld and insert the four screws included with it.
6. Tighten the screws to attach the pack.
RTK GPS Expansion Pack Attaching the Antennas to the Expansion Pack
Follow these instructions to attach the antennas to the
RTK GPS Expansion Pack:
1. Attach the GSM modem antenna North American or
International) to the RTK GPS expansion pack. The
GSM modem antenna connector is the smaller of the
two coaxial connectors (SMA) on the top of the pack.
Use the knurled ring at the bottom of the antenna
to tighten the antenna. Do not twist on the antenna
rod to tighten the antenna. Do not over-tighten it—it
should only be finger tight.
IMPORTANT: The RTK GPS Expansion Pack should
not be operated without having the cell modem
antenna connected.
2. Attach the GPS antenna cable to the GPS antenna
connector. The GPS antenna connector (TNC) is the
larger coaxial connector on the top of the pack.
Running the Cell Modem Setup Utility
Run the Cell Modem Setup utility program to configure
the internal wireless modem for the specific wireless
network that you have an account with.
1. The Cell Modem Setup utility should already be
installed on the handheld, located in Start > Program.
If the utility is not there, go to: http://www.junipersys.
com/Juniper-Systems/support/Downloads/TK6000Ultra-Rugged-Field-PC. Follow the instructions on
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the screen to download the utility directly to the
handheld (you need a method to connect to the
internet from your handheld like Wi-Fi) or to your
desktop PC (you need a USB communications cable
and ActiveSync or Windows Mobile Device Center
for the utility to be transferred to your handheld
from the desktop PC).
2. To start the utility, Tap Start > Programs > Cell
Modem Setup.
3. This screen is displayed. This is a reminder to close
any open application programs so that you will not
lose any data when the handheld resets to complete
the configuration process. Tap Yes to continue.
4. A screen is displayed that allows you to select
settings that are unique to every wireless provider
and are required for the modem to connect to the
RTK GPS Expansion Pack internet. Configure the APN (Access Point Name),
username, and password.
Depending on your wireless provider, there may only
be one selection. Select one of the choices presented
on this screen and tap on the Configure button at
the bottom of the screen. The handheld performs a
reset to configure the modem with the settings you
Wireless providers occasionally change these
settings. You may need to configure the modem with
one of these settings and then test the configuration
by using Internet Explorer to see if you can connect
to the internet and locate a website. If it does not
connect as expected, then you may need to run
Cell Modem Setup again, choose one of the other
selections on the list, and repeat the test.
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It is best to get this information (APN, username, and
password) directly from your wireless provider when
you subscribe and enter it manually as outlined in
the next step.
5. If the only selection in the list is “Other”, you must
obtain that information (APN, user name, and
password) from the wireless provider and manually
enter this information.
Select “Other” on the list and then tap on the
Configure button at the bottom of the screen. The
following screen is shown Enter the information into
each field specified and then tap OK. The handheld
performs a reset to configure the modem.
Note: Some wireless provider settings only specify the
APN, and the username and password are blank. If so,
enter the APN and leave the username, password fields
blank and then tap OK.
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If you cannot determine the correct settings, leave all the
fields blank and select OK. In many instances this work.
View Current Settings
To view current settings, launch the Cell Modem Setup
utility and tap on the Menu button at the bottom of the
screen. Select the About menu item. A screen showing the
current settings is shown.
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GSM Modem Operation
The following icons may be displayed on the status bar at
the top of the screen. They indicate various states related
to the operation of the wireless modem in the expansion
No SIM Card—This icon notifies the user that: a) no
SIM card is installed and b) it will be impossible to
create an internet connection using the cell modem until a
valid SIM card is installed.
No Internet Connection—This icon is displayed
when there is no internet connection present or if
the internet connection has been dropped. Most programs
automatically establish an internet connection (Internet
Explorer is one example). To (re)establish an internet
connection when the RTK GPS Expansion Pack is
properly installed and has a valid SIM card installed,
simply run the application and attempt to access the
You may need to consult with your application supplier to
determine the capabilities of the application.
Internet Connection icon—This icon is displayed
when an internet connection is present.
Signal Strength icon—This icon is displayed when an
internet connection has been established using the cell
modem. It contains either the letter E or G and 0 to 4
bars. The E indicates EDGE and the G indicates GPRS.
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The quality of the wireless modem signal and the data
transmission speed is dependent on the signal strength
0 bars: There is not a reliable signal. Don’t attempt to
send data. If no bars are displayed it may be necessary
to move to another location with better signal strength
in order to send and receive data effectively.
1 bar: Signal strength is weak and the data
transmission speed will be slow.
2–4 bars: Signal strength is strong and transmission
speed will be faster.
SIM Card Missing or Not Working
If there are problems with the SIM card, the main Cell
Modem Setup screen indicates that it is missing:
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The IMSI number is an indication from the SIM card. It is
unique to each card.
Configuration is not possible if the SIM card is not
detected. If a SIM card has been installed and there is still
an error a new SIM card may be required. You can obtain
a new SIM card from your wireless provider.
Sending AT Commands
This screen is used for troubleshooting by a qualified
technician. There is no need to use it unless directed by a
service technician.
CAUTION: There is no warranty for use of this dialog as
it can cause the modem to become unresponsive and even
potentially cause damage to your equipment.
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To send AT commands directly to the modem, tap Menu >
Commands to view this screen:
The current port is displayed along with the current baud
rate. In this example, the GSM modem has not yet been
configured. Port: is “COM5.” When it is configured, Port:
will be “VCA1.”
Type commands in the command box and press Enter to
send commands directly to the modem. Responses are
displayed in the box above the command box. This may
be useful for diagnosing problems.
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Uninstall/Deactivate RTK GPS Expansion Pack
When removing the expansion pack from the handheld,
you should go through this procedure to de-activate the
pack, and remove all configuration settings for the pack.
1. To uninstall the RTK GPS Expansion Pack, launch the
Cell Modem Setup utility and tap Menu, then Remove
2. The modem configurations will be removed from the
handheld. During the process the handheld performs
a reset to complete this process
3. Power off the handheld by holding down the power
button for several seconds and select Power Off from
the displayed menu. Once the handheld powers off
you can remove the RTK GPS Expansion Pack.
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Wireless Safety
CAUTION: Maintain a separation distance of at least 20
cm (8 inches) between the transmitter’s antenna and the
body of the user and nearby persons.
RF Interference Issues
It is important to follow any special regulations regarding
the use of radio equipment due in particular to the
possibility of radio frequency, RF, interference. Please
follow the safety advice given below carefully.
Switch OFF your cell modem when in an aircraft. The
use of cellular telephones in an aircraft may endanger
the operation of the aircraft, disrupt the cellular
network and is illegal.
Switch OFF your cell modem in hospitals and any
other place where medical equipment may be in use.
Respect restrictions on the use of radio equipment
in fuel depots, chemical plants or where blasting
operations are in progress.
There may be a hazard associated with the operation
of your cell modem close to inadequately protected
personal medical devices such as hearing aids and
pacemakers. Consult the manufacturers of the medical
device to determine if it is adequately protected.
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Operation of your cell modem close to other electronic
equipment may also cause interference if the
equipment is inadequately protected. Observe any
warning signs and manufacturers’ recommendations.
Maintenance of Your RTK GPS Expansion Pack
Your expansion pack is the product of advanced
engineering, design, and craftsmanship and should be
treated with care. The suggestions below will help you to
enjoy this product for many years.
Do not attempt to disassemble the expansion pack.
There are no user serviceable parts inside.
Do not place the expansion pack alongside computer
discs, credit or travel cards, or other magnetic media.
The modem may affect the information contained on
discs or cards.
Compliance and Regulatory Information
United States and Canada
In compliance with the FCC rules, 47 CFR 15.19(a)(3), and
the Industry Canada rules, the following statement must
appear on the device or in the user documentation.
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian
ICES-003. This device also complies with Part 15 of the
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FCC Rules. Operation of this equipment is subject to the
following two conditions:
1. The device may not cause harmful interference.
2. This device must accept any interference received,
including interference that may cause undesired
In compliance with the FCC rules, 47 CFR 15.105(b),
the user must be notified that this equipment has
been tested and found to comply with the limits for a
Class B digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC
Rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable
protection against harmful interference in a residential
installation. This equipment generates, uses and can
radiate radio frequency energy and, if not installed and
used in accordance with the instructions, may cause
harmful interference to radio communications. However,
there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in
a particular installation. If this equipment does cause
harmful interference to radio or television reception,
which can be determined by turning the equipment
off and on, the user is encouraged to try to correct the
interference by one or more of the following measures:
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Increase the separation between the equipment and
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Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit
different from that to which the receiver is connected.
Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV
technician for help.
In compliance with the FCC rules, 47 CFR 15.21, the user
must be notified that changes or modifications to the Field
PC that are not expressly approved by the manufacturer
could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
Only approved accessories may be used with this
equipment. In general, all cables must be high quality,
shielded, correctly terminated, and normally restricted
to two meters in length. Wall chargers approved for
this product employ special provisions to avoid radio
interference and should not be altered or substituted.
This device is approved for co-location with the P700
Wi-Fi transceiver and BC04 Bluetooth transceiver radios
integrated in the main units. This device must not be
co-located or operating in conjunction with any other
antenna or transmitter.
This device operates in compliance with the FCC
radio frequency exposure limits for an uncontrolled
environment. Users must follow instructions provided in
the user documentation to satisfy compliance with FCC
radio frequency exposure requirements.
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There cannot be any alteration to the authorized antenna
system. The antenna shipped with the GSM modem is the
only one authorized for use. An antenna must be used
when the pack is on the device. Using the wrong antenna
or using the pack without an antenna voids the warranty.
This wireless modem is compliant with FCC regulations
when operated within the temperature range of -20°C to
+54°C. Do not operate the wireless modem outside of this
temperature range.
European Union (CE Marking)
Products bearing the CE marking comply with the
2004/108/EC (EMC Directive), 1999/5/EC (R&TTE Directive),
2006/95/EC (Low Voltage Directive) issued by the
Commission of the European Community.
CE compliance of this device is valid only if powered
with/by a CE-marked wall charger provided by the
manufacturer. Compliance with these directives implies
conformity to the following European Norms (in
parentheses are the equivalent international standards and
EN 55022 (CISPR 22) Electromagnetic Interference
EN 55024 (IEC 61000-4-2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 11) Electromagnetic
EN 60950 (IEC 60950) Product Safety
ETSI EN 300 328 Radio
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ETSI EN 301 489-1, -7, EMC for Radio Equipment
ETSI EN 301 511 GSM
ETSI EN 300 440 GPS
The telecommunication functions of this device may be
used in the following EU and EFTA countries: Austria,
Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark,
Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary,
Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania,
Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland,
Portugal, Slovak Republic, Romania, Slovenia, Spain,
Sweden, Switzerland, and United Kingdom.
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GPS Receiver
Manfacturer: Novatel
Channel Configuration
14 GPS L1,
14 GPS L2
Horizontal Position Accuracy
Single Point L1
1.5 m
Single Point L1/L2 1.2 m
0.6 m
0.4 m
0.2 m
1 cm+1 ppm
Measurement Precision (RMS)
L1 C/A Code
4 cm 15 cm
L1 Carrier Phase 0.5 mm 1.5 mm
L2 P(Y) Code
8 cm
L2 Carrier Phase 1 mm 1.5 mm
Data Rate
24 20 Hz
20 Hz
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Time to First Fix
Cold Start4
Hot Start5
60 s
35 s
Signal Reacquisition
0.5 s (typical)
1.0 s (typical)
Time Accuracy6
20 ns RMS
Velocity Accuracy 0.03 m/s RMS
515 m/s
GSM Modem
MultiTech MTSMC-E1
GPRS and EDGE Modes
Quad Band GPRS, 850, 900, 1800, EDGE
1900 MHz
Dual Band Antenna
- North America: 850, 1900 MHz
- International:
900, 1800 MHz
Data only
Does not support voice or
Automatically reconnects after a
P/N 22835-02 Copyright 10/2010
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