Novatel Wireless NBZNRM-3800 CDPDData Transceiver User ManualAdd to my manuals
3 Watt Installation Guide
The purpose of this on-line help system is to describe the procedures required to install 3 Watt
Modem in a vehicle environment. If you require information on alternate installations please contact our technical support department at 1-888-888-9231 or email at: [email protected]
The 3 Watt Modem can be purchased in the following configurations:
Base Model (available in bulk or individual packaging)
GPS Modem (available in bulk or individual packaging)
The 3 Watt Modem is shipped with the following contents:
3 Watt Modem
CD-ROM with Modem Manager software
Trouble Shooting Guide
The following accessories are available to be added to your 3 Watt Modem.
GPS add on card (Trimble)
GPS add on card (Rockwell)
Panel mount face plate
Safety Notices and Liabilities
This product is not to be used in any environment where radio frequency equipment is prohibited or restricted in its use. This includes aircraft/airports, hospitals, and other sensitive electronic areas.
Novatel Wireless Inc. assumes no responsibility for any damage or loss resulting from the use of its products. Novatel Wireless assumes no responsibility for any loss or claims by third parties, which may arise through the use of its products. Novatel Wireless assumes no responsibility for any damage or loss caused by the deletion or loss of data as a result of malfunctions or repairs. Be sure to make backup copies of all-important data on other media to protect against data loss.
The information disclosed herein is the exclusive property of Novatel Wireless and no part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means including electronic storage, reproduction, execution or transmission without the prior written consent of Novatel
Wireless. The information contained in this document is subject to change without notice and should not be construed as a commitment by Novatel Wireless unless such commitment is expressly given in a covering document.
Federal Communications Commission Radio Frequency Interference Statement
This equipment has been certified to comply with the limits for a class A digital device, pursuant to part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide reasonable protection against harmful interference in residential situations. This equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy. If not installed and used in accordance with the instructions, it may cause harmful interference to radio or television reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment on and off. You are encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures.
Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna of the selected television, radio, or cordless telephone.
Increase the separation between the equipment and the receiver.
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/television technician for additional suggestions.
Changes or modifications to this equipment not expressly approved by Novatel Wireless could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
This Class B digital apparatus meets all requirements of the Canadian Interference-Causing
It is recommended that your 3 Watt modem be installed in one of the following locations to facilitate ease of installation and monitoring of modem performance:
Under the dash/console
On the center console
In the trunk (preferably off the floor)
Any other location with ease of access and visibility of the unit's LED's
Use the following guidelines when choosing an installation location for the modem:
Ensure there is no hazard when drilling the mounting holes. (wiring, fuel, etc)
Select a location that does not interfere with the seat travel or door movement.
Select a location that is not a source of heat.
Ensure the modem has at least 1 inch of clearance on all sides for cooling.
Locate the modem away from any electronic control systems in the vehicle to prevent possible RF interference from the modem. (Although the 3 Watt modem passes all FCC requirements, we cannot ensure that the automobile electronics are not susceptible to the modem transmitted power)
If possible place the modem on the same side of the vehicle as the battery. This will simplify the routing of the power cable.
Drill holes into the vehicle appropriate to the chosen location and install the modem using the provided mounting hardware.
Power Cable Installation
Connect the provided power cable as shown in the pinout diagram shown below.
The modem will not work if the vehicle does not have a negative ground. There are no fuses on the power cable, because an internal resettable fuse is included with the modem.
The function of the power pins and color of wires are as follows:
When choosing an antenna for your modem installation you should select one that meets the following specifications:
Cellular frequency band
50 ohm cable
3 dBi gain (+/- 2 dBi)
Please follow these recommendations when installing your antenna:
Install the antenna only according to its manufacturer instructions.
Connect the antenna's TNC connector to the modem's RF connector.
Only mount the antenna where designed to be mounted.
Do not install a glass mount antenna on metallic glass or with the antenna conductor placed over the rear window heating wires.
Do not mount a roof mount antenna on a fiberglass or plastic surface.
Care should be taken when choosing the location on the vehicle for the antenna installation:
Select the highest possible point on the vehicle to install the antenna.
Select a location that has easy access to a cable run to simplify connecting the antenna to the modem.
Select a cable run that is free of hazards such as excessive heat, possible screw punctures or that requires pinching of the cable when installing it.
Select a cable run that allows the cable to remain fixed in place. A cable that has to move in hoods/doors or other moveable locations on the vehicle will eventually fray and break.
Select a cable route that is at least 8 inches (20.3 centimeters) away from any microprocessor controlled electronic equipment.
LED's and Connectors
The modem has 5 LED indicators on its front face as shown in the diagram. The functions of each of the LED's are explained in the table.
How to Start and Launch Applications
To run applications that connect to the Internet that make use of the Internet, you must first run the
Wireless Modem Manager. There are two ways to start the Wireless Modem Manager:
Run the Wireless Modem Manager by click on the Windows Start button and select Programs
->Novatel Wireless->Serial->Wireless Modem Manager
Run the Wireless Modem Manager by double clicking on the Wireless Modem Manager Icon on your desktop.
Under Windows, the Wireless Modem Manager will display a “Ready” message in the status message area and the status indicator will turn green when the modem is registered. At this point, you can start your other Internet applications and they will automatically use the existing connection created by the Wireless Modem Manager to connect to the Internet. Using Wireless
Modem Manager also gives you the benefit of an icon in the status area of the taskbar (next to the clock). The Wireless Modem Manager icon (a modem with an antenna) will either be red to indicate that you do not have a valid Internet connection, or green to indicate that your modem has registered onto the wireless network, and is ready to be used with your applications.
Modem not ready for use (unregistered)
Modem ready for use (registered)
Under Windows CE, the Wireless Modem Manager displays three checkboxes on the Config tab.
These three checkboxes are:
Cellular Signal Present
Wireless IP Service Detected
When the Modem Ready is checked, your modem is registered and ready for use. At this point, you can start your other Internet applications and they will automatically use the existing connection created by the Wireless Modem Manager to connect to the Internet. Using the Wireless
Modem Manager also gives you the benefit of an icon in the status area of the taskbar (next to the clock). The Wireless Modem Manager icon (the Novatel Wireless logo) will either be gray to indicate that you do not have a valid Internet connection, or solid black to indicate that your modem has registered onto the wireless network, and is ready to be used with your applications.
Modem not ready for use (unregistered)
Modem ready for use (registered)
Black Aluminium extrusion chassis and metal face plates
Base unit with flanges for direct mounting
Dust and water resistant splash proof cover
Length: 8.5" / 21.25 cm
Width: 5.5" / 13.75 cm
Height : 1.5" / 3.75 cm
TNC, 50 ohms, VSWR 1:15 nominal, 1:20 maximum
DB-9 connector with R232 signal levels
SVC (Service), RDY (Ready), ACT (RF Activity), SIG (Signal Quality), GPS (GPS Look)
Standard CDPD ( 824 MHz to 896 MHz)
13.6 V +/-20% nominal, 30 volts maximum, 9 volts minimum, 2 amps maximum input current
Reverse polarity protection and self correcting current limit
-30° to 70° C
MIL-STD 202F and CDPD standard
15 G six axis, 5 to 200 Hx operating
CDPD Standard 20 G axis non-operating
5% to 95% (non-condensing)
Fully Integrated CDPD 1.1 ( Class 1) 3 watt unit
Marine grade, 14-gauge power cable, 12-volt supply, ground, ignition sense and alert output
FCC part 22 and part 15, and Industry Canada
Full 3 year warranty, optional extended warranty available
If you are in need of technical support regarding the operation of your 3 Watt Modem, contact the
Novatel Wireless Customer Support Center, or refer to the following resources.
Your Wireless IP Service Provider. Contact information may be found in the Wireless
Configuration Wizard or on the Novatel Wireless website at http://www.novatelwireless.com.
The on-line help that can be accessed from the 3 Watt Modem’s CD-ROM
The product support information on the Novatel Wireless website at http://www.novatelwireless.com
How to Contact Novatel Wireless Technical Support
Technical and Customer Support can be contacted toll-free by telephone at
1-888-888-9231 or by using our general support email address at [email protected]
What Information Technical Support Personnel Might Need From You
Your computer operating system (Windows 95/98/NT4.0/2000/CE).
The version of the operating system (e.g. Windows 95 Version B, NT 4, and CE 2.1).
The Electronic Identification number of the modem.( Found on the 3 Watt label, or in the
Wireless Modem Manager)
The version of the software for Wireless Modem Manager and Wireless Configuration
Wizard software. (Found in the About screen).
Your Wireless Internet Provider (Carrier, CDPD Service Provider)
Geographic Location of Use.
What Customer Support Can Do For You
Customer support can assist you in the following ways:
Technical support to help you get your get the 3 Watt Modem operating.
General information on all of Novatel Wireless Technology products and services.
Direct sales of Novatel Wireless Technology products and services.
Information on third party solutions and vendors.
Your 3 Watt Modem is designed with state-of-the-art power saving features.
The 3 Watt modem consumes the greatest amount of power when transmitting. Your 3 Watt modem transmits only when it needs to send data or acknowledge data to the network. For example, you may be “connected” and browsing the Internet, but the transmitter will not turn on unless the modem needs to send data to a website.
Your 3 Watt modem is equipped with an advanced power saving feature called sleep mode. Sleep mode allows your 3 Watt modem to shut off almost all power consumption during times when it is registered with the Wireless IP network, but has no data to send or receive. In this mode, your 3
Watt modem checks for incoming data periodically (about once every couple of minutes). If it senses that there is data to send or receive, it will resume normal operation. Sleep mode will only operate when the 3 Watt modem is registered on the network, so it must be in an area with
Wireless IP coverage. Sleep mode is normally enabled, but can be disabled using the Wireless
For the latest Wireless IP (CDPD) coverage information, refer to any of the following websites:
Your Wireless IP (CDPD) Service Provider website.
The Novatel Wireless website at http://www.novatelwireless.com.
The Wireless Data Forum website at http://www.wirelessdata.com.
* Your assessment is very important for improving the workof artificial intelligence, which forms the content of this project