HOLUX Wireless GPS Logger M-241User’s Manual
Holux
Wireless GPS Logger
M-241
User’s Guide
April 2009
Ver.C
Technology, Inc.
No.1-1, Innovation Road1, Science-based Industrial Park, Hsinchu 300, Taiwan
TEL: 886-3-6687000
FAX: 886-3-6687111
Website: www.holux.com
All Rights Reserved
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Table of Contents
Table of Contents .....................................................................................................3
1.
Overview ...........................................................................................................4
2.
Packing List ......................................................................................................6
3.
Main features ....................................................................................................7
4.
Specification .....................................................................................................8
5.
Icons & Indicators ..........................................................................................10
6.
Product Overview ...........................................................................................11
7.
Basic Operations ............................................................................................12
8.
Connecting the device to the PC ...................................................................24
9.
Download Log Data to PC ..............................................................................25
10. Bluetooth device connection installation .....................................................41
11. Installation of Mini GPS Viewer program ......................................................43
12. Execute the Mini GPS Viewer program .........................................................44
13. Power
..........................................................................................................46
14. Warranty ..........................................................................................................46
15. Troubleshooting .............................................................................................47
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Statement ....................................48
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1. Overview
The HOLUX M-241 wireless GPS logger provides real time coordinate
logging and easy-to-use trip guiding service. The M-241 can record up to
130,000 positions, each position including longitude, latitude, time, and altitude.
The log file can be transfered for analysis via USB connection. You can
combine these positions with your Digital camera photos to share the track
histories and photo locations to mapping application software such as Google
Earth.
Position information, moving speed, free logging volume and the date &
time can be shown on the LCD display directly at any time. The M-241
supports distance and time logging modes, kilometer and mile distance units,
and 5 languages (English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, German,
and French).
Because the M-241 provides a Bluetooth interface, you can use it freely
while driving without the clutter of cables.
Enjoy the GPS life!
The M-241 is a high performance wireless GPS logger with the following
features:
1. Dual interface (Bluetooth + GPS-mouse by USB cable).
2. Compatible with Bluetooth Serial Port Profile (SPP) completely.
3. Powered by one AA battery.
4. LCD display (32mm L* 8.9mm W) to show position information, speed,
capable logging memory size, date & time.
5. Capable memory size to record up to 130,000 positions, including longitude,
latitude, time, and altitude.
6. Personal settings to select the logging mode by distance or time, unit by
Kilometer or mile, and 5 languages (English, Traditional Chinese, Simplified
Chinese, German, and French) support.
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Applications:
* Vehicle tracing & Location base services
* Navigation with PDA/Notebook/Smartphone devices
* Car navigation
* Marine navigation
* Distance measurement
* Sports and Recreation
* Fleet Management
Software application program:
A user-friendly software utility is provided with the following functions:
* Transfer recorded data to PC.
* Recording mode setting (Time / Distance)
* Erase recorded data
* Output data format
(1) Save exploring data to KML file format (Interface with Google Earth)
(2) NMEA file format (*.txt)
(3) Binary file format
(4) GPX file format
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2. Packing List
Thank you for purchasing the M-241 wireless GPS logger. Before you start,
make sure that the following items are included in your package. If any of
these items are missing, please contact your original local HOLUX dealer or
distributor.
1.
M-241 wireless GPS logger
1 Set
2.
AA Battery
1 Set
3.
Car Charger *+ USB cable
1 Set
4.
User guide and Driver CD
1 Pcs
5.
M-241 Quick Guide
1 Pcs
6.
Warranty card
1 Pcs
7.
Nylon strap
1 Pcs
Option
1.
Travel power supply
1 Set
* Car Charger can only be used as the power supply adapter, it does not
have any battery charging function.
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3. Main features
1.
Built-in MTK Low power consumption GPS chipset.
2.
32 parallel satellite-searching channels for fast acquisition and
reacquisition.
3.
Superior sensitivity, up to -159 dBm.
4.
Built-in WAAS/EGNOS/MSAS Demodulator without any additional
hardware.
5.
Completely compatible with Bluetooth Serial Port Profile (SPP).
6.
Provide expanded terminal contact to other systems without the
Bluetooth device.
7.
Support NMEA0183 V 3.01 data protocol
8.
Compact and lightweight design for ease of use.
9.
LCD display (32mm * 8.9mm /128 * 32 pixels) to show position
information, speed, capable logging memory size, date & time.
10. Capable memory size to record up to 130,000 position data, including
longitude, latitude, time, and altitude.
11. Personal setting to choose the logging mode by distance or time, unit
by Kilometer or mile, and 5 languages (English, Traditional Chinese,
Simplify Chinese, German, and French) support.
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4. Specification
‧32 parallel satellite searching channels
‧Receiver: L1, 1575.42 MHz
‧Frequency: 1.023 MHz
‧Update frequency: 1 Hz.
‧Antenna type: Built-in
Specifications
‧Satellite signal reception sensitivity: -159dBm
‧Dimensions: 32.1mm X 30mm X 74.5mm
‧Weight (excluding battery): < 39g.
‧Switch: Slider switch
‧Operating temperature: 0 ℃ to + 50 ℃
‧Storage temperature: -10 ℃ to + 60 ℃
‧Operating humidity: 5% to 90%
◆ Non DGPS (Differential GPS):
:
‧Position : 3.0 M CEP excluding SA
‧Velocity: 0.1M / sec.
‧Interval: 0.1 sec to Sync GPS
Positioning
◆ DGPS (EGNOS/WAAS/MSAS):
:
‧Position: < 2.2 M., Horizontal deviation 95% time
< 5 M., Vertical deviation 95 % time
*The above data is based on the specifications of the MTK GPS chip
‧Time to reposition < 0.1 sec average
‧Hot boot
Positioning
Timing
1 sec
‧Warm boot
33 sec
‧Cold boot
36 sec
*The above data are based on specifications of the MTK GPS chip
◆ Bluetooth compatible serial specifications (SPP)
‧Bluetooth V1.2 compatible
‧Bluetooth class 2 (within 10m of range in open space)
‧Frequency: 2.400 to 2.480 GHz
Protocol and
Interface
‧Modulation: FHSS / GFSK
‧RF channels: 79
‧Input sensitivity: -85dBm
‧Output power: +2dBm
◆Output port: Mini-USB (CMOS Level)
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‧NMEA protocol output: V 3.01
Baud rate: 38400 bps
Data bits: 8
Sync bits: N
End bit: 1
‧Output interface:
Standard: GPGGA (1 time per second), GPGSA (1 time per second),
GPGSV (1 time per second), GPRMC (1 time per second), GPVTG (1
time per second).
‧Sea level: Max 18,000 M (60,000 feet)
Physical
‧Velocity: Max 515 M./sec ( 1000 knots)
Specifications ‧Acceleration: Max 4G
3
‧Vibration: 20 M/ second , Max.
Buttons
1 Power switch, 2 Buttons (Menu and Confirm)
‧System and satellite positioning status
‧Time
LCD display ‧Position
page
‧Velocity
‧Distance measurement
‧Setup
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5.
Position
Icons & Indicators
Icon
Descriptions
Position
Icon
Descriptions
1
Log by Time
2
Measure Distance On
1
Log by Distance
4
Lock On
3
Log On
7
Device & PC Connected
4
Waypoint
8
Battery is Full
6
GPS Fix
8
Battery is exhausted
5
Bluetooth Connection
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6. Product Overview
1
LCD Screen
2
MENU Button
3
ENTER Button
4
Power Switch
5
Battery Cover
6
USB Port
1
2
3
4
5
6
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7. Basic Operations
Before you use
1. If the user wants to use M-241 to record the coordinate for matching the
GPS coordinate of the picture in the camera, because the integration of
the two parties is performed under the comparison of the time, it is
recommended for the user to adjust the clock time in the camera to
match the GPS time in the M-241.
2. M-241 does not have the water-proof feature; please pay attention to
the moisture while using it in a rainy day.
3. Before turning off, please press “stop” button to prevent log data
damaged when in logging mode.
4. Before changing a new battery,please turn off power first.
Button Definition
MENU Button -> Change & Select function.
ENTER Button -> Confirm your select.
Except during the Setting Mode, user may press the “MENU” key
and “ENTER” key at the same time, all keys function will “LOCK”,
and press the “MENU” key and “ENTER” key at the same time again,
to cancel the “LOCK” status.
* LCD screen will show the reference button function.
How to select a mode
1. Turn on the power switch. The device will turn on and show the Track
Log Mode on the LCD.
2. There are 6 operational modes on this device. Please use the
MENU Button to change operation mode. ( Track Log Mode ->
Time Mode -> Show Position Mode -> Show Speed & Altitude
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Mode -> Measure Distance Mode -> Setting Mode -> Track Log
Mode. )
:Track Log Mode
:Time Mode
Mode
:Position Mode
:Speed & Altitude Mode
:Measure Distance Mode
:Setting Mode
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Operational flow
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Operational menu description
:
Menu:
Menu Go to Time mode
Enter:
Enter Start / Stop the recording GPS data.
Note:
1.
When power on M-241, user will see “
” before GPS
acquisition. After GPS is fixed, you will see the screen
as
2.
.
When user starts the “Track Log” function, the “
” icon will
appear on the bottom-left corner of the screen.
3.
The “ xxxxFree “signifies how many log data can be recorded.
4.
When Bluetooth is connection, the icon “
” will show up.
:Time Mode
Menu:
Menu Go to Position Information mode
Enter:
Enter Go to select the Time Zone Adjustment
Note:
1. This is UTC* time receiving from GPS, which can’t be adjusted but time
zone selecting is allowed. .
*UTC means the Greenwich Mean Time (Coordinated Universal
Time).
2. The RTC inside the GPS will continue to keep time information while
the battery power is available. Time information will be lost with the
absence of battery power.
3. GPS fresh from the factory, before GPS acquisition, or with recent
firmware update, or no battery power will show “
” only.
4. After the first GPS acquisition, the RTC will start to retain time
information and the screen wil start to show time like
.
5. With time information retained the RTC will show time with a quote in
the front when no GPS is acquired like
return to quoteless like
. Time shown will
after GPS acquisition.
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:Time Zone Adjustment
Menu:
Menu Adjust the UTC time to meet user’s local time (circular:
+8,+9,+10,+11,+12,+13,-12,-11,-10,-9,-8,-7,-6,-5,-4,-3,-2,-1,0,+1,+2,+3,
+4,+5,+6,+7,Esc*)
Enter:
Enter Setting and back to Time mode
*Esc: means to cancel the change and restore to the previous
setting.
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:Position Information Mode
Menu:
Menu Go to Speed & Altitude Information mode
Enter:
Enter Record a current track log data once
Note: When Recording a current track log data once, the ”
” icon will
show for one second on the bottom-left corner of the screen.
Note: Because the satellite signal may be shifted easily due to the
interference when the moving speed is less than 10 km/hr or under the
environment with tall buildings that the satellite signal is not good, it is
normal that the user may see the shift of the satellite coordinate while
being in the static state.
:Speed & Altitude Information Mode
Menu:
Menu Go to Measure Distance mode
Enter:
Enter No Function
Note:
1. Current Speed (Unit: km/h or mph) and altitude (Unit: m or ft) will show
on the LCD.
2. You can select the unit in setting mode, refer to km/mile menu.
Because the satellite signal may be shifted easily due to the interference
when the moving speed is less than 10 km/hr or under the environment
with tall buildings that the satellite signal is not good, it is normal that the
user may see the shift of the satellite coordinate while being in the static
state.
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:Measure Distance Mode
Menu:
Menu Go to Setting mode
Enter:
Enter Start / Stop to measure distance
Note:
1. When user enables the “Measure Distance” function, the “
” icon
will shows on the top-left corner of the screen
2. Because the satellite signal may be shifted easily due to the
interference when the moving speed is less than 10 km/hr or under the
environment with tall buildings that the satellite signal is not good, the
user may see the shift of the satellite coordinate while being in the static
state. Thus, while the distance is being measured, it is normal that there
might be accumulated error and the displayed total measured distance
will be different from the actual distance.
3. You can select the unit in setting mode, refer to km/mile menu.
:Setting Mode
Menu:
Menu Go to Track Log Mode page
Enter:
Enter Go to “Distance By” menu of Setting mode
Menu:
Menu Go to km/mile menu of Setting mode
Enter:
Enter Go to select “Point” or “Route”
Note:
1. “Distance By” signifies that Measure Distance is by “The beeline
between Begin Point and End Point” or by “Route (Path) of all
points”.
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Menu:
Menu Select “Point” or “Route”
Enter:
Enter Setting and back to Setting mode
NOTE:
1.
When the user select the “Point” logging method, the logged
distance is the straight line distance between the starting point
and the end point.
2.
If the “Route” logging method is selected , the logged distance
will be the accumulated distance of each segment between the
log points. However, because the distance between any two
log points may have error, the accumulated distance value may
have increased error with the increase of the number of the log
points.
Menu:
Menu Go to Log record mode menu of Setting mode
Enter:
Enter Go to select “km” or “mile”
Note: “km/mile” signifies that the Units of Measure Distance and show
speed are “km” or “mile”.
Menu:
Menu Select “km” or “mile”
Enter:
Enter Setting and back to Setting mode
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Menu:
Menu Go to Log by Time menu of Setting mode
Enter:
Enter Select “Full Stop” or “Overwrite”
Menu:
Menu Select “Full Stop” or “Overwrite”
Enter:
Enter Setting and back to Setting mode
Note:
1.
“ Full Stop” -> Recording log data -> flash full -> Stop recording.
“ Overwrite” -> Recording log data -> flash full -> Overwrite the first
log.
Menu:
Menu Go to Log by Distance menu of Setting mode
Enter:
Enter Set Log Mode to “By Time” and select number of Sec.
Menu:
Menu select the logging frequency .(circular:
1,5,10,15,30,60,120,Esc*)
Enter:
Enter Setting and back to Setting mode
*Esc means to cancel the change and restore to the previous setting.
Menu:
Menu Go to Language menu of Setting mode
Enter:
Enter Set Log Mode to “By Distance” and select the number of
meters.
Menu:
Menu select the logging interval
circular :50,100,150,200,300,500,1000 meters , Esc*)
Enter:
Enter Setting and back to Setting mode
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*Esc means to cancel the change and restore to the previous setting.
Menu:
Menu Go to Erase menu of Setting mode
Enter:
Enter Select Language
Menu:
Menu Select Language. (circular: English,繁體中文,简体中文)
Enter:
Enter Setting and back to Setting mode.
Menu:
Menu Go to Default menu of Setting mode
Enter:
Enter Go to “YES / NO” status
Menu:
Menu Not erased and back to Setting Mode
Enter:
Enter Erase all of track log data and back to Setting Mode
Menu:
Menu Go to Back menu of Setting mode
Enter:
Enter Go to “YES / NO” status
Menu:
Menu No change and back to Setting Mode
Enter:
Enter Restores device back to factory default settings and back
to Setting Mode
Menu:
Menu Go to “Distance By” menu of Setting mode
Enter:
Enter Back to Setting Mode
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MENU:
:go to auto log setup
ENTER:
:select yes or no
MENU:
:Choose to activate auto log mode.
ENTER:
:confirm selection and return to setup.
Note:
:once activated the M-241 will start in the auto log mode
and record logs automatically after power on.
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8. Connecting the device to the PC
M-241 support 2 kinds of connection to PC, through USB cable
or Bluetooth.
Install USB driver
1. Power On the device.
2. Connect the device to a computer
with the USB cable provided in the
package.
3. Install the USB driver
“CP210x_VCP_Win2K_XP.exe
CP210x_VCP_Win2K_XP.exe”
from the CD provided in the
package.
4. Click <Start> menu, select →
<Setting>, then enter→
<Controller> and select <System>
Select <Device Manager> Find the
< Connector (COM & LPT)> and
check the “CP210xUSB to UART
Bridge Controller” message.
Please note that the virtual COM port
number might be different on every
computer. Before using navigation
software, please confirm the COM Port
numbers created by your computer and
provided to your navigation software.
COM Port
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Using Bluetooth
Turn On the device, and connect the device to a computer with the
Bluetooth interface.(Please refer to P. 29 of the user manual.)
9. Transfer Log Data to PC
1. User can use Holux application software ” HoluxUtility.exe”
HoluxUtility.exe to
transfer the log data to the PC after connecting the device to the PC,
and easily export the log data to “Google
Google Earth”
locr GPS Photo”.
Earth or “locr
Photo
2. For information on “Google Earth”. Please visit Google Earth
website http://earth.google.com.
3. The transfer time takes about 4 min if the full memory usage.
Holux Logger Utility
“Holux Logger Utility” allows the user to adjust Track Log Setting and
Track Log Format Conversion and Track Log Photo Link and download
and update firmware.
Utility main screen includes five sub pages:
Page 1: Device Setting
Page 2: Track Log Setting
Page 3: Track Log Format
Page 4: Track Log Photo
Page 5: Download and Update Firmware
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Device Setting
1
2
3
4
5
6
1. Page:Device setting page.
2. COM Port:Select COM Port.
3. Baud rate:Select Baud rate.(Default: 38400)
4. Auto Detect:Auto Detect COM Port.
5. Connect:Connect the Holux Logger Utility to device.
6. Device Information:If the device connected to Holux Logger Utility, the
device information will show a descriptive message and the Connect
button will change to Disconnect.
Disconnect The device LCD will show an “
”
icon.
Connected
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Connected
3
1
4
2
1. User Name:User can input user name here.
a. Maximum input for user name:16 characters
b. Input user name must be ASCII characters.
c. Cannot input “*”or spaces.
2. Write Name:Send the user name setting to the device and save it.
3. Apply All:Set “Track Log Setting” and save these settings in the device.
4. Default All:Update all settings to default. (if the user wants to save
“Track Log Setting” in the device, please click the “Apply All” button)
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Track Log Setting
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
1. Page:Track Log Setting Page.
2. Record Style:Select Record Style.
3. Log Argument:Select Log Argument.
4. Upload:Go to upload Track Log Data from Device to PC.
5. Clear:Clear All Data of Device.
6. Apply All:Set “Track Log Setting” and save these settings in device.
7. Default All:Update all setting to default. (if the user wants to save
“Track Log Setting” in the device, please click the “Apply All” button)
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Upload
1
3
4
2
5
1. Directory:Select the directory for saving.
2. Directory:If the user has Image files for Track Log Data, please go to
select the image directory after the “Combine JPG file” item has been
selected.
3. Write Total Track Log:If the “Write Total Track Log” is selected, Utility
will save total log data to another file (*.trl) and “*.kml” file.
4. OK:Upload log data to “ *.trl ” files on the selected directory. If the user
executes step 2, it will combine the image files and log data to a “ *.kml ”
files else it will create “*.kml” files without image combined.
5. Cancel:Do nothing, and exit.
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Track Log File Status
During the uploading of the track log, the track log files (*.trl) and (*.kml) will be
generated. If the user has logged multiple tracks (Note: when the user press
the “Log Start” on the Track Logger and then press the “Log Stop”, a new track
log will be generated.) Each segment of the main track log file will be named
under the convention: User
Name_Start_YYYYMMDD-HHMMSS_Finish_YYYYMMDD-HHMMSS, which
means that the segment of the track log is logged from the date-time right after
the “Start” to the date-time date-time right after the “Finish”.
(YYYYMMDD-HHMMSS: year/month/day-hour/minute/second). The filename
extension is (*.trl) or (*.kml). If the user select “Save all the tracks into the same
file” in the Track Upload Options, there will be an additional track log file: User
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Name_Total_Start_YYYYMMDD-HHMMSS_Finish_YYYYMMDD-HHMMSS,
which covers all the segments of the track log files.
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Track Log Format
1
2
5
3
4
6
7
1. Page:Track Log Format Page.
2. Directory:Select the track log source file (*.trl) that you are uploading.
3. Time Zone (UTC+-) :Select the time zone as device time zone (UTC).
4. Output Format:Select the output file format that you want to convert.
5. Convert:Convert the source file (*.trl) to the selected file format.
6. Apply All:Set “Track Log Setting” and save these settings in the device.
7. Default All:Update all settings to default. (if the user wants to save
“Track Log Setting” in the device, please click the “Apply All” button)
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Track Log Photo
1
2
5
3
6
4
8
9
7
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1. Page:Track Log Photo Page.
2. Directory :Select the track log source file (*.trl) that you are uploading.
3. Directory :Select the image directory that you want to combine.
4. Photo Combine Setting:Calibrate Photo Time.
5. Convert:Combine the image files and log data to a “ *.kml ” file.
6. Photo Processing Statistics: Show photo processing statistics
information including numbers of parsing photo and combining photo
successfully and failed. (Reference Top Figure)
7. Photo Processing Detailed Status: Show each photo processing
detailed status including error message.(Note: The error message: “No
mapping any track log point.” means the photo is in the range of photo
discarded threshold. See next section: Photo Combine Setting: Photo
Discarded Threshold) (Reference Front Figure )
8. Apply All:Set “Track Log Setting” and save these settings in the device.
9. Default All:Update all settings to default. (if the user wants to sa ve
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“Track Log Setting” in the device, please click the “Apply All” button
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Photo Combine Setting
5
1
6
2
3
4
1. Time Zone For Photo (UTC+-) :Select the time zone as device time
zone (UTC).
2. Calibrate Time:Calibrate camera photo time to match the device
showing time.
3. Photo Discarded Threshold: Describe the threshold that photo is
discarded. (Note: In second threshold, the 2 minutes is maximum log
argument time in Track Log Setting page.)
4. Write Track Log Record in Photo: Write combined track log record in
photo EXIF. Track log record information includes latitude, longitude,
altitude, and UTC time and date stamp. (Note: Currently support write
track log record in only Canon and Sony photo JPEG EXIF format.)
5. OK:Set the selected item.
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6. Cancel:Do nothing, and exit.
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Download and Update Firmware
1
2
6
3
4
5
7
8
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Note: Utility only supports UBS connection. Bluetooth connection is currently
not supported. If the download process is interrupted please download the file
again to resume the device’s BT Mac Address
1. Page: Download and Update Firmware
2. Warning Declaration: Tell the user to notice some important operations
before downloading. The warning declaration is: [Warning] Download
and update firmware is the very dangerous operation, it may destroy the
device system if careless. Please make sure the firmware file format is
correct before downloading ,and please don't disconnect cable from
device or PC site.
3. Update Firmware File(*.bin): Select the update firmware file (*.bin).
4. Download and Update Status: Display the download and update
procedure status.
5. Download Progress Bar: Display the download progress.
6. Download and Update: Execute download and update operation.
7. Apply All:Set “Track Log Setting” and save these settings in the device.
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8. Default All:Update all settings to default. (if the user wants to save
“Track Log Setting” in the device, please click the “Apply All” button)
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10. Bluetooth device connection installation
The following software installation steps instruct the user how to setup
Bluetooth Manager on PDA, DELL AXIM x51v . For other PDA or laptop
devices, the steps might vary.
1. In Pocket PC setting
system panel,
enable “manage GPS automatically”.
Note: The setting may vary in other
Pocket PCs or Smartphones, please
check the manual or consult technical
service respectively.
2. Tap the Bluetooth icon to start the
“Bluetooth Manager” on the
PocketPC to enable the Bluetooth
function.
3. In “Devices” panel, tap “New
partnership” to search Bluetooth
devices nearby. If the result is not
found, tap “Refresh” to search again.
4. Choose the Bluetooth device
“HOLUX_M-241” and tap “Next”
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5. Connect to “Serial port” or “SPP
Slave”, then tap “Finish”
6. Go to the “COM ports” panel to tap
“New Outgoing Port”, choose
“HOLUX_M-241” device and tap
“Next”.
→
7. Select the COM port, then tap finish,
it will show as a figure on the right,
and tap “OK” to finish the Bluetooth
set up. “Secure Connection” is not
recommended as it may cause an
unstable connection.
8. Now you can enable your navigation
map program to enjoy the GPS
function.
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11. Installation of Mini GPS Viewer program
We provide the program “Mini GPS viewer.exe” for end users to watch the
satellite signal receiving status on laptop or PDA devices.
For Windows 2000/XP OS, you can execute “Mini GPS viewer_PC”
directly.
For Microsoft Pocket PC, please copy “Mini GPS viewer_PPC” to the SD
card or device, and then execute “Mini GPS viewer_PPC”.
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12. Execute the Mini GPS Viewer program
1.
The following window is shown after executing Mini GPS
Viewer_PPC, (see Fig. 1). The Windows 2000/XP version is has a
slightly different display.
(Fig. 1)
2.
Setup the Baud rate: 38400, then tap the “Scan” button to scan
your COM Port. Select your COM Port respectively, and then tap
the “Open GPS” button. Check log screen below to verify that the
satellite data is receiving correctly.
(Fig. 2)
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3.
Select “GPS Status” panel to observe the GPS information status,
see Fig. 3.
(Fig. 3)
4.
In the “setup” panel you can see “Hot Start”、“Warm Start”、“Cold
Start”, which allow you to re-acquisition the Ephemeris and
Almanac. Basically, the satellites are always moving in the sky, if
Ephemeris and Almanac data in the GPS Logger can’t meet real
satellites status or if the GPS Logger has been powered off for over
0.5 hours but you are no longer in the previous position, then it will
take more time for the GPS Logger to obtain a GPS position fix. We
suggest that you click “Cold Start” or “Warm start” to re-acquisition.
Or you can remove the battery for 120 seconds and reinsert it; this
operation is the same as “Cold Start”.
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13. Power
M-241 is powered by the AA size battery, the alkaline battery is
recommended for the environmental protection and a longer
working time. The following table shows the reference working
time for different battery types. When M-241 is operated under an
environment at a low temperate, the working time of the battery
will be shorter than that in the room temperature.
1.
When battery low, the icon” ”will flash from the battery low warming to
shut down that depends on different types as about 60~ 90minutes.
The reference working time for different battery types.
2.
Condition
Type
3.
Room
Low
High
Temperature Temperature Temperature
Alkaline Battery
12 hours
2 hours
10 hours
Ordinary Battery
4 hours
NA
NA
Rechargeable Battery(1700mA)
10 hours
NA
NA
M-241 can be powered by the Car Charger or the USB Cable to
continue the operation of the M-241 without any battery. However,
it does not equip with the charging function. It can not perform the
charging operation even if the rechargeable battery is used.
14. Warranty
The M-241 is guaranteed to be free from defects in material and functions
for a period of one year from the date of purchase. Any failure of this product
within this period, under normal conditions, will be repaired at no charge to the
customers.
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15. Troubleshooting
Problems
Possible Reasons
Weak or no GPS signal at the
No GPS
output but
GPS timer is
counting
place of M-241
Methods
Test under an open sky at a fixed location
and run the Mini GPS Viewer “Cold start”
function.
The ephemeris and almanac data Remove the Battery for 120 seconds and
in the GPS memory are no longer re-insert, then power on to test again.
valid after an extended period of
This operation is the same as “Cold Start”.
nonuse.
Power On/Off M-241.
Bluetooth
execute fail
Bluetooth function unstable
Re-Start PDA or PC and refer to section
10 “Bluetooth device connection
installation” to re-connect.
Cannot open
the COM port
No display
Logger
Bluetooth connection interrupted
or COM port is conflicted/occupied Check and close other programs that
by other programs.
might conflict with.
Battery low
Please check battery.
No acquisition
Please move to open sky to reacquisition.
function on,
Log mode is by distance, so it
but no POI
won’t record if no movement.
recorded
Check the Bluetooth connection again,
log mode is by long interval
Change log mode to “by time”
Ensure you interval setting meet your
situation.
Because the satellite signal may
Velocity and
be shifted easily due to the
position
interference when the moving
shifting when speed is less than 10 km/hr or
static
It’s a GPS character , just move to open
sky area to get better GPS signal.
under the environment with tall
buildings that the satellite signal is
not good,
Logger
function can’t
work
When device is suddenly shut
down in flash memory erase
process, the initial process of flash
Power on again to erase.
will be failed.
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Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
Statement
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 of the
following measures:
- Reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
- Increase the separation between the equipment and Logger.
- Connect the equipment into an outlet on a circuit different from that
to which the Logger is connected.
- Consult the dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician for help.
CAUTION: Any changes or modifications not expressly approved by the party
responsible for compliance could void the user's authority to operate this
equipment.
This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the
following two conditions: (1) This device may not cause harmful interference,
and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including
interference that may cause undesired operation.
This equipment must be installed and operated in accordance with provided
instructions and the antenna(s) used for this transmitter must be installed to
provide a separation distance of at least 20 cm from all persons and must not
be co-located or operating in conjunction with any other antenna or transmitter.
End-users and installers must be provided with antenna installation
instructions and transmitter operating conditions for satisfying RF exposure
compliance.
This equipment is in compliance with the essential requirements and other
relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC.
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