Aurora OM - Digital Control Inc.
Series Display
Operator’s Manual
Panel Mounted AP8
Freestanding AF10
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CONTROL
INCORPORATED
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Limited Warranty
All products manufactured and sold by Digital Control Incorporated (DCI) are subject to the
terms of a Limited Warranty. A copy of the Limited Warranty is included at the end of this
manual; it can also be obtained by contacting DCI Customer Service, 425-251-0559 or
800-288-3610, or on DCI's website, www.DigiTrak.com.
Important Notice
All statements, technical information, and recommendations related to DCI products are
based on information believed to be reliable. However, DCI does not warrant or guarantee
the accuracy or completeness of such information. Before using any DCI product, the user
should determine the suitability of the product for its intended use. All statements herein refer
to DCI products as delivered by DCI for use with horizontal directional drilling in the ordinary
course, and do not apply to any user customizations, third party applications developed for
Aurora, third-party products, or any usage of the DCI product outside of the ordinary course.
Nothing herein shall constitute a warranty by DCI nor will anything herein be deemed to
modify the terms of DCI’s existing Limited Warranty applicable to all DCI products. DCI may
update or correct the information in this manual from time to time. You may find the most
recent version of this manual on DCI's website, www.DigiTrak.com. Under Service &
Support, click Documentation and select from the Manuals drop-down menu.
Compliance Statement
This equipment complies with Part 15 of the Rules of the FCC and with Industry Canada
license-exempt RSS standards and with Australia Class License 2000 for LIPD (low
interference potential devices). Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this
equipment may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this equipment must accept any
interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. DCI is
responsible for FCC compliance in the United States: Digital Control Incorporated, 19625
62nd Ave S, Suite B103, Kent WA 98032; phone 425-251-0559 or 800-288-3610.
Changes or modifications to any DCI equipment not expressly approved and carried out by
DCI will void the user’s Limited Warranty and the FCC’s authorization to operate the
equipment.
CE Requirements
DigiTrak receivers are classified as Class 2 radio equipment per the R&TTE
Directive and may not be legal to operate or require a user license to operate in some
countries. The list of restrictions and the required declarations of conformity are available on
DCI’s website, www.DigiTrak.com. Under Service & Support, click Documentation and
select from the CE Documents drop-down menu.
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Contact Us
United States
DCI Headquarters
19625 62nd Ave S, Suite B103
Kent Washington 98032, USA
+1.425.251.0559 / 1.800.288.3610
+1.425.251.0702 fax
[email protected]
Australia
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Southport QLD 4215
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China
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Germany
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Table of Contents
Important Safety Instructions
1
General ........................................................................................................... 1
Aurora ............................................................................................................. 1
Care and Maintenance
2
Touchscreen Interface ..................................................................................... 2
Cleaning .......................................................................................................... 3
Heat and Sunlight ............................................................................................ 3
General ........................................................................................................... 3
Introduction
4
Getting Started
5
Freestanding AF10 .......................................................................................... 5
All Models ........................................................................................................ 5
Installing Your Display
6
Back Panel ...................................................................................................... 7
Drill Docking Station ........................................................................................ 7
Attaching the Aurora ................................................................................ 8
Adjusting the Viewing Angle ...................................................................... 9
Mobile Docking Station .................................................................................... 9
Connections .................................................................................................... 9
DC Power Cable ......................................................................................10
Telemetry Antenna ..................................................................................10
GPS Antenna ..........................................................................................10
Multi-Function Cable Box ..........................................................................10
Main Menu
11
Power On .......................................................................................................11
Applications ................................................................................................... 12
Settings ......................................................................................................... 14
Device ...................................................................................................15
Network .................................................................................................15
Alarms ...................................................................................................18
Receiver .................................................................................................19
Peripherals .............................................................................................20
Update ...................................................................................................21
Help ............................................................................................................... 23
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Locating with the Home Screen
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Telemetry Signal Strength ............................................................................. 24
Roll Offset...................................................................................................... 25
Temperature .................................................................................................. 25
Fluid Pressure Transmitter ............................................................................ 26
Depth Readings............................................................................................. 26
Predicted Depth............................................................................................. 27
Target Steering
29
Steering to the Target .................................................................................... 29
Understanding the Ball .................................................................................. 31
Classic View .................................................................................................. 31
Turning Target Steering Off ........................................................................... 32
Working with TensiTrak
33
Setting Warning Levels.................................................................................. 33
Working with the MFCB
34
Enabling the MFCB ....................................................................................... 34
Using a Cable Transmitter ............................................................................. 35
Applying Power to the Transmitter .............................................................35
Using a Steering Tool Transmitter (SST) ....................................................... 36
Setting a Heading Reference .....................................................................36
Appendix A: System Specifications
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Power Requirements ..................................................................................... 38
Environmental ............................................................................................... 38
LIMITED WARRANTY
Notice
Product drawings in this document contain distinctly different colors to
help the reader distinguish components. These colors are for
illustration purposes only and do not represent actual product colors.
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Important Safety Instructions
Warning
All operators must read and understand the following safety precautions and warnings and
must review this operator’s manual and the operator’s manual for their DigiTrak locating
system before using the Aurora display. If you have any questions about the operation of
Aurora, please contact DCI Customer Service for assistance.
General
The following warnings relate generally to the operation of DigiTrak locating systems.
This is not an exhaustive list. Please review the operator’s manual for your DigiTrak
locating system for additional safety precautions and warnings relating to its use.
Serious injury and death can result if underground drilling equipment makes contact with an
underground utility such as a high-voltage electrical cable or a natural gas line. DigiTrak
locating systems cannot be used to locate underground utilities.
Work slowdowns and cost overruns can occur if drilling operators do not use the drilling or
locating equipment correctly to obtain proper performance.
Substantial property damage and liability can result if underground drilling equipment makes
contact with an underground utility such as a telephone, cable TV, fiber-optic, water, or
sewer line.
This symbol on equipment indicates that the equipment must not be disposed of with your
other household waste. Instead, it is your responsibility to dispose of such equipment at a
designated collection point for the recyclzing of electrical and electronic equipment. The
separate collection and recycling of your waste equipment at the time of disposal will help
conserve natural resources and ensure it is recycled in a manner that protects human
health and the environment. For more information about where you can drop off your waste
equipment for recycling, please contact your local city office, your household waste disposal
service, or the shop where you purchased the equipment.
Aurora
Aurora is for use solely with DigiTrak Horizontal Directional Drilling Locating Systems.
The warnings in this section relate specifically to the operation of an Aurora display
with DigiTrak locating systems.
The Aurora display does not eliminate the need for human judgment by a drill rig operator.
Danger may arise at the job site at any time even without an alarm or warning from the
Aurora display. Drill rig operators must maintain close attention to the drilling operation at all
times.
Do not view training videos or help files on Aurora while drilling.
DCI does not warrant or guarantee the accuracy of data or information displayed or
generated by Aurora. The accuracy of such data or information may rely on the accuracy of
input from third-party sources, such as drill rigs or other equipment manufactured by third
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parties, GPS data, or bore plan or other data input by a user. DCI cannot be responsible for
the accuracy of such third-party input.
Interference may result in interruption of the flow of data between Aurora and a DigiTrak
receiver. Possible sources of interference include (but are not limited to) other horizontal
directional drilling equipment, handheld radios, or any other source of noise or signal at the
same frequency as the telemetry signal received or transmitted by Aurora.
The accuracy of data generated by a DigiTrak Locating System may be affected by a variety
of factors, including (but not limited to) interference (passive or active) or other environmental
conditions, improper use of the DigiTrak locating system by the end user, failure to follow
instructions found in the operator’s manual for the DigiTrak locating system, and failure to
properly calibrate the DigiTrak Locating System. Always perform a background noise check
prior to drilling.
Aurora transmits radio signals. Accordingly, maintain a minimum distance of 8 in. (20 cm)
between the user’s torso and the Aurora display during operation.
Because this equipment may generate radio frequency energy, there is no guarantee that
interference will not occur at a particular location. If this equipment does interfere with radio
or television reception, which can be determined by powering the equipment off and on, try to
correct the interference using one or more of the following measures:
 Reorient or relocate the Aurora antenna.
 Increase the separation between the Aurora and the affected equipment.
 Consult the dealer or DCI Customer Service for help.
In the event of electrostatic shock, the touchscreen may act as if it has been touched. No
data loss will occur but windows may open or close randomly. User intervention is required to
return the screen to the previous state.
An Aurora display is GPS-ready. Review local regulations governing the use of GPS before
using any applications that employ this technology.
Failure to properly care for and maintain your Aurora display may result in malfunction or
inoperability of the unit. If your Aurora malfunctions or ceases to operate for any reason, stop
drilling immediately and contact DCI Customer Service.
An Aurora display contains no user serviceable parts. Contact your local HDD dealer or DCI
customer service if you believe service is required.
Care and Maintenance
Touchscreen Interface
Avoid operating Aurora while wearing gloves not specifically designed for use with
touchscreens, as the response will be poor and foreign material on the gloves may damage
the touchscreen. Use the soft pad of your fingertip to tap the display, or use gloves with a
touchscreen-compatible fingertip. Never use a fingernail or foreign object.
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Cleaning
Clean the glass screen on the display using the materials in the cleaning kit provided with
your locating system. The included glass cleaner is specifically tested to not harm the
protective coatings on the glass. Use the power button to lock the screen for cleaning (see
Power On, page 11).
If the included cleaner is unavailable, use a non-abrasive soap and water mixture on the
display and case.
Wipe the screen gently with a microfiber or soft cotton cloth, as hard rubbing may remove or
damage the anti-reflective coating. Avoid salt water, which is abrasive.
Do not use household or commercial window cleaning products that include chemicals such
as ammonia, alcohol, or any acidic liquid. These cleaners can contain microscopic abrasive
granules that will damage the anti-reflective film and may cause the display to spot.
Use all provided connector covers when connectors are not in use. Ensure connectors are
free of debris before making connections.
The Aurora is IP66-rated to be resistant to water jets with pressure up to 14.5 psi (100 kPa)
at a distance of 10 ft (3 m). Avoid using pressure washers or steam cleaners that exceed this
level.
Heat and Sunlight
It is normal for the display to get warm. The housing functions as a cooling surface that
transfers heat from the inside. In hot environments, you can help your Aurora stay cool by
providing shade and/or lowering the touchscreen brightness.
In extreme heat and direct sunlight conditions, the maximum internal operating temperature
of the Aurora unit may be exceeded. One of the first symptoms of overheating is an
unresponsive touchscreen. To restore functionality in this case, shade the display from direct
sunlight, turn down the screen brightness, and allow it to cool. If possible, turn the display
completely off using the power button or by removing power from the display. After sufficient
cooling time, full functionality will return.
If Aurora senses it is overheating, it will slow processing tasks to minimize heat and protect
internal components. If overheating continues, it will shut down before any damage can
occur. If this happens, stop drilling immediately, keep the Aurora off and in shade, and allow
fifteen minutes for it to cool before restarting.
If excessive heat causes the touch function to become unresponsive, you can still use a USB
mouse to make selections, such as accessing the Settings window to lower the screen
brightness.
General
Turn off the display when not in use.
Store the display in its case, away from extremes of heat, cold, and moisture. Test to confirm
proper operation prior to use.
Inspect the display daily and contact DCI if you see any damage or problems. Do not
disassemble or attempt to repair.
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Introduction
Aurora DigiTrak Series Display, Panel Mounted AP8 and Freestanding AF10
The Aurora™ DigiTrak Series Display is a multifunction touchscreen device that works with
most DigiTrak locating receivers. A receiver (locator) is used during horizontal directional
drilling operations to locate and track a transmitter installed in the drill head. Aurora provides
the drill rig operator information from the receiver about the depth, orientation, and status of
the transmitter. In addition, Aurora’s multi-tasking abilities let it (for example) simultaneously
track and graph fluid pressure and monitor target steering.
Aurora is powered through the drill rig’s DC power supply. The supplied external 13 in.
(33 cm) telemetry antenna enhances signal reception up to 1800 ft (550 m) with line of sight
to the receiver.
A complete system consists of an Aurora display, a handheld receiver (locator), a transmitter,
power cable, a battery charger system, and two rechargeable lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery
packs for powering the receiver. Depending on how you purchased your Aurora, you may not
have received all of these components.
This manual discusses only operation of the Aurora display. For additional information on
other components of a DigiTrak locating system, such as the receiver, transmitters, or battery
charger, as well as helpful information on drilling and locating, please see the corresponding
DigiTrak Operator’s Manual, available at www.DigiTrak.com.
This manual assumes the receiver is an F5. When using the Aurora with other DigiTrak
receivers, such as SE or F2, small differences in screen elements or behavior will exist, but
the primary functionality remains the same, within the capabilities of your receiver.
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Getting Started
Following are the basic steps for setting up your Aurora display for drilling. For complete
details on the safe setup, operation, and features of your Aurora, please review the rest of
this manual.
Keep the separate Quick Start Guide (QSG) that came with your Aurora with you while you
drill. The QSG is also available on your Aurora through the Help menu.
Don't forget to register your Aurora at access.DigiTrak.com.
Thumb screw
Freestanding AF10
Power
1. Install the docking station in a solid location and tighten the locking knob
firmly.
2. Connect the round keyed connector on the power cable to the docking
station and the other end to a 12–24V accessory port.
Locking
knob
3. Connect your Aurora to the docking station using the thumb screw on the
back.
Continue below.
All Models
1. Connect the telemetry antenna.
2. Connect Aurora to a power source; it displays the Home
screen.
3. Tap Main Menu
, then Receiver
to select your type of
receiver, telemetry channel to match that of the receiver, and
region.
4. Tap Home
to return to the Home screen. If the receiver is
receiving data from a transmitter, that data will now display on
the Aurora.
For more information on Settings, see page 14.
Speaker
Power/screen
lock button
USB port
Aurora Panel Mounted AP8
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Installing Your Display
An 8 in. panel mounted Aurora (model AP8) should be installed by your DigiTrak dealer. To
install the AP8 yourself, refer to the MFD/ Aurora Installation Guide, available at
http://www.DigiTrak.com/. After your panel mounted Aurora is installed, skip to Main Menu on
page 11.
This section discusses installation of the freestanding model AF10, shown below.
Docking
station
Thumb screw
Power
connector
AF10 Display
Locking knob
Mounting surface
AF10 Exploded View
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Back Panel
Power/screen
lock button
Coaxial antenna
connector, threaded
Speaker
Vent
USB port
Data connector
AF10 Rear Panel
Drill Docking Station
Danger
Mount the docking station (a) to a surface that can easily support the
weight of the entire display, (b) where it will not impair the operator’s
normal range of motion, (c) where it can be readily accessed by the
operator, and (d) where it does not in any way interfere with existing
systems on the drilling platform.
Do not (a) wire the Aurora directly to non-switched power (battery drain
will occur when the drill rig is off), (b) route wires where they will rub or
receive unnecessary wear, (c) leave inadequate play in wires that
restricts movement of the display, or (d) place strain on wiring
connectors.
The Aurora AF10 display quick-connect drill docking station is for installation on your drill rig.
Once installed, the docking station base should remain on the drill rig at all times. To remove
the bracket from the base, loosen the locking knob.
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Select a flat horizontal location that puts the Aurora within easy reach yet does not infringe on
the operator’s normal range of motion. The location must also allow a clear line of sight to the
receiver and access for required cabling.
Thumb screw
GPS antenna connector
Thumb screw knob
Guide pin
Power/data connector
Data connector
Mounting bracket
Locking knob
Base
AF10 Drill Docking Station
Secure the docking station to a flat surface on the drill rig with the fasteners provided in the
hardware kit. DCI recommends bolting the docking station only to a strong metallic surface;
flexible material such as plastic or fiberglass may appear rigid, but can flex and crack over
time, even with reinforcement at the mounting holes.
This docking station is not intended for wall mounting.
Notice
Do not loosen the docking station locking knob without first supporting
the display or it may tip over and impact the mounting surface. Always
tighten the locking knob before mounting the display.
Attaching the Aurora
Align the guide pins on the mobile or drill docking station with the identical receptacles on the
back of the Aurora. While holding the Aurora firmly against the bracket, turn the thumb screw
clockwise until tight to secure the Aurora to the docking station.
Remove the Aurora from the docking station and store it safely during equipment transport;
use the included rubber cap to protect the data connector when the Aurora is not connected.
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Adjusting the Viewing Angle
To adjust the viewing angle, hold the display firmly with one hand, then loosen the locking
knob slightly with your other hand, adjust the screen, and retighten firmly. If the locking knob
is not tightened firmly, the display may not hold its position during drilling.
Mobile Docking Station
Your Aurora includes a mobile docking station and power supply for using the display while
away from the drill rig.
DC power
connector
AF10 Mobile Docking Station
Connections
Antenna
GPS
Antenna
To Ignition-switched*
accessory port
Long Whip
Antenna
DC power cable with 4-pin
connector
* Recommended
Wiring Connections (Optional Long Whip Antenna Also Shown)
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DC Power Cable
The DC power port on the display mount uses a cable with a round 4-pin connector. To
connect the cable:
1. Remove the protective cap from the round power/data connector on the mounting
bracket by rotating it counterclockwise.
2. The DC cable connector and power port are keyed to ensure proper alignment. Rotate
the connector until the slots line up, then push the connector in and rotate clockwise a
quarter turn to lock it.
3. Plug the other end of the DC cable into a 12 VDC accessory port. The accessory port
should not be powered when the ignition is off because Aurora always draws current
when connected to a power source, even when it appears off.
If you choose to remove the 12V accessory plug and wire the power cable directly to a
DC power source, connect the white wire to a positive voltage terminal and the black
wire to ground.
Telemetry Antenna
Connect the whip antenna to the coaxial connector on the back of the Aurora. If you are using
the optional Long Whip Antenna for extended range, refer to the separate instruction sheet
for important installation and safety information.
GPS Antenna
Plug the GPS antenna cable into the connector on the Drill Docking Station shown on page 8.
Identify an open horizontal installation area with a clear view of the sky. Clean the installation
area thoroughly and allow to dry completely before peeling the backing from the double-sided
tape on the antenna and pressing it into place. Route and secure the cable safely.
The GPS in Aurora sets the system date and time and will be used in future applications. The
GPS is not used with the mobile docking station.
GPS Antenna
Multi-Function Cable Box
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A Multi-Function Cable Box (MFCB) is required when drilling with a Steering Tool (SST ) or
cable transmitter. For details on connecting the MFCB, refer to the MFCB Operator’s Manual,
available at www.DigiTrak.com. For more information on using Aurora with these
transmitters, please see Working with the MFCB on page 34.
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Main Menu
Power On
Aurora automatically turns on and displays the Home screen when it receives power.
To temporarily lock the screen so you can wipe it clean without making selections, press and
release the power button. A padlock displays beside the DCI logo in the upper left of the
screen to indicate the screen is locked. Press and release the power button again
to unlock the screen.
To put the Aurora into a low-power state with the screen off and processor halted, hold the
power button in for approximately two seconds. Press and release the power button again to
resume.
Telemetry channel
Transmitter
temperature
Taskbar
Home Screen
The Aurora touchscreen features a taskbar at the bottom and shortcuts directly to key
features. For example, to change the telemetry channel, simply tap and hold the telemetry
channel label at the top of the screen (here Ch1) and Aurora opens the appropriate Settings
window in the Main Menu
. Similarly, to view temperature alarms, tap and hold on the
transmitter temperature icon
.
Use the soft pad of your fingertip to tap the display, or use gloves with a touchscreencompatible fingertip. Never use a fingernail or foreign object.
The Main Menu
is divided into three sections:
Applications (next section)
Settings (page 14)
Help (page 23)
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Applications
From the Home screen, tap Main Menu
once. Application icons appear in the top row as
shown below; app instructions can be found online at www.DigiTrak.com.
Main Menu, Applications Row
Notice how the Main Menu icon in the taskbar below now has a frame around it. The frame
shows which application or screen is currently displayed.
To start an application, tap the icon to place it in the taskbar. For example, tap the preinstalled Strip Chart application icon.
Strip Chart icon;
frame indicates
application is loaded
Currently displayed
window is framed
Taskbar
Main Menu with Strip Chart Application Loaded
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Aurora frames the Strip Chart icon in the Main Menu to indicate the application is now
loaded and also places it in the taskbar. Tap Strip Chart
in the taskbar to open the
application. Drilling information from the Home screen such as transmitter roll and pitch, and
even predicted depth, minimizes to the left side of the screen as the Strip Chart app appears.
Roll and
pitch
remain
visible
Predicted depth
remains visible
A frame indicates
Strip Chart is the
currently displayed
window
Strip Chart Window
1
Strip Chart records and graphs fluid pressure data over time . Tap Settings
Chart window to view or change additional options for this window.
on the Strip
Back icon
Strip Chart Window Options
Options for the Strip Chart window include adding a force chart (with data provided from a
®
TensiTrak unit) and changing the amount of historical data shown on the graph.
To exit this Settings window, tap Back
at the bottom of the screen.
To leave Strip Chart running and switch back to the Home screen, tap Home
.
To close the Strip Chart application, tap Main Menu
and then the framed Strip
Chart icon
in the Applications section. The icon becomes unframed in the apps list
and is removed from the taskbar.
1
Requires a fluid pressure transmitter (FPT).
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Settings
From the Home screen, tap Main Menu
system setup begins at this menu.
once. Settings icons appear in the middle row. All
Aurora requires a minimal amount of configuration to work with your particular DigiTrak
receiver (locator). At minimum, set the receiver type, telemetry channel, and region (see
Receiver on page 19).
Main Menu, Settings Row
page
page
Device
15
Receiver
19
Network
15
Peripherals
20
Alarms
18
Update
21
To exit each Settings window described in the following sections, tap Main Menu
Taskbar.
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Device
Under Settings
, tap Device
and select from the tabs on the left to set the following:
Date, time, and time zone
Units: temperature, distance, angle, pressure, and force (shown below)
Language
Screen brightness and speaker volume
Profiles
Settings, Device – Units
Once you have your Aurora set just the way you like it, use Profiles
to save
your own personal profile. Or, set different profiles for typical drilling jobs.
Aurora has preset profiles for each of its onboard languages; select your language
profile to quickly set Aurora for your region, language, and units of measure. Note
that selecting one of these presets will also return alarm settings to default values.
Menu shortcut
Tap and hold the TIME (2:27 PM above) on the Home
screen.
Network
Under Settings
, tap Network
connect with the following:
and select from the tabs on the left to enable and
Wi-Fi
Bluetooth (BT)
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Wi-Fi
Use Wi-Fi to download updates and new applications.
To turn Wi-Fi on, select Enable Wi-Fi.
Network Settings – Wi-Fi
Select a listed Wi-Fi network from the table and follow on-screen prompts as necessary to
connect. Aurora remembers passwords for networks it has connected to previously.
To connect to a known network that is not publically broadcast, tap Connect to other
network… and follow the onscreen prompts.
When Aurora powers on, it will automatically attempt to reestablish Wi-Fi connections that
were enabled the last time it was on. To disconnect, tap a Connected network, then tap OK.
To turn Wi-Fi completely off, clear the Enable Wi-Fi checkbox.
Aurora is compatible with the mobile "hot spot" feature provided by many smart phones. If
you are unsure if this feature is available on your phone, how to use it, or what additional cost
its use may incur, contact your mobile phone service provider.
Aurora Wi-Fi is not compatible with public networks that require an “I Agree” terms of service
acknowledgement typically made in a web browser (known as a captive portal). Compatible
networks must be open or only require a password.
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Bluetooth
Use Bluetooth to connect a wireless mouse or similar input device.
To turn Bluetooth on, select Enable Bluetooth.
Network Settings – Bluetooth
Tap Refresh
to search for available Bluetooth Human Interface Device (HID) devices.
To connect with a device, select it from the table of compatible interface devices, then tap
Pair. If the device requests a passcode, consult your device’s user manual, or try the
common 0000 or 1234. Aurora remembers passcodes for devices it has connected to
previously.
When Aurora powers on, it will automatically attempt to reestablish Bluetooth connections
that were enabled the last time it was on.
To disconnect a Bluetooth device, select it from the table and tap Forget on the pop-up
window (this will require re-pairing to reconnect later). To turn Bluetooth completely off, clear
the Enable Bluetooth checkbox.
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Alarms
Under Settings
, tap Alarms
and select from the tabs on the left to set warning and
critical levels for temperature and pressure alarms. Excessive temperatures and pressures
typically indicate drilling problems that should be resolved immediately to avoid damage to
equipment and/or infrastructure. These settings will activate visual and audible warnings if the
levels you set are reached.
Transmitter temperature (shown below)
Transmitter fluid pressure
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1
2
TensiTrak Pullback tension
TensiTrak Pullback fluid pressure
2
Warning levels
are marked yellow, critical levels
preset with suggested alarm settings. Tap the plus
control
are marked red. Aurora comes
and minus
keys or drag the slider
to change alarm settings. To turn an alarm off, set the slider to zero.
Temperature alarms have maximum warning (yellow) and critical (red) levels of 104° F
(40° C) and 118° F (48° C), respectively.
Pressure alarms have maximum warning and critical levels of 250 psi (1724 kPa). Pressure
exceeding the overload condition of 250 psi will display on the Home screen as +OL.
Alarm Settings
Menu shortcut
1
2
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Tap and hold the temperature
on the Home screen.
or pressure
readings
Requires a fluid pressure transmitter (FPT).
Requires a TensiTrak pullback and pressure monitoring device.
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Receiver
Under Settings
, tap Receiver
to set the following:
Receiver model
Select your model of receiver.
Telemetry channel
Choose the channel that minimizes interference; this will change
from job site to job site. More bars in the telemetry signal
strength icon
means a stronger reception. The telemetry
channel settings on Aurora and your receiver must match.
Region
Select the region of operation; your receiver must be factory-set
for use in the same region.
Receiver Settings
Menu shortcut
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Tap and hold the receiver/telemetry label
screen.
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Peripherals
Under Settings
, tap Peripherals
to set the following:
Enable or disable a Multi-Function Cable Box (MFCB) used for cable and SST
transmitters
Set Steering Tool (SST) heading reference (shown below)
Set cable transmitter roll offset
Peripherals Settings
For detailed information on using the MFCB or Steering Tool (SST) transmitter, see the
appropriate operator’s manual, available at www.DigiTrak.com.
Menu shortcut
For MFCB
Menu shortcut
For SST Heading Reference
, tap and hold the heading reference
(example) on the Home screen (see Using a Steering Tool
Transmitter (SST) on page 36).
Menu shortcut
For cable transmitter roll offset
indicator on the Home screen.
Notice
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, tap and hold MFCB in the Status bar.
, tap and hold the roll
This roll offset tab is for a cable transmitter only; when roll offset is enabled
on the receiver for a standard transmitter, it will display on Aurora automatically. See Roll Offset on page 25.
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Update
Under Settings
, tap Update
to view and download software updates to your system
and applications. Updated applications are shaded grey.
To Update Your Aurora
To check for updates over a wireless network, tap Refresh
1
.
If a DCI representative has provided updates on a USB flash drive, insert the drive in the
USB port and tap
to view available updates .
Aurora displays Updating… as it searches for updates.
Update Screen – In Progress
1
Refresh
requires a wireless connection to the Internet; see Network on page 14.
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After Aurora searches the flash drive or remote location, it displays available updates shaded
in blue. To install all available updates, tap Install (updates cannot be selected or installed
individually). To cancel the update, tap Home
or Main Menu
to exit.
Update Screen – Updates Available
Aurora displays a final confirmation message. Note that the mention of a “reset” does not
mean the Aurora will reset to factory defaults, only that it will restart after installation of the
updates. Tap OK to install the update(s), or Cancel to discontinue.
Update Confirmation Screen
When the system returns to the Home screen, updating is complete.
To Delete an Application
To delete an existing application (perhaps to increase available memory), tap Delete
the appropriate row.
in
Application with Delete Icon
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Help
From the Home screen, tap Main Menu
once. Help icons appear in the bottom row.
Main Menu, Help Row
Safety Warnings provides important information on the cautions and responsibilities
associated with horizontal directional drilling.
Information provides detailed version information on Aurora’s software and firmware, as
well as contact information for DCI Customer Service.
Power On Self-Tests describes tests Aurora completed when powering up. This is helpful
for troubleshooting a particular component that may not be properly connected, powered on,
or enabled.
Help displays an onscreen version of the Quick Start Guide (QSG)
that was included with your Aurora. The QSG provides the basic
information you need to know about operating your Aurora.
Instructional Videos lets you watch tutorials on topics such as
using TensiTrak, off-track locating, and setting up an F5 system. These
videos are also available on DCI’s YouTube channel at
www.youtube.com/dcikent. All telemetry is disabled while the video
player is running.
Notice
If the master volume setting on the Device window (see
page 15) is zero, all video volume will be muted, regardless
of the video volume
slider setting.
Danger
Do not view training videos or help files on Aurora while drilling.
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Locating with the Home Screen
The Home screen appears automatically when Aurora powers on. It shows all the information
needed for drilling, such as transmitter pitch and roll, telemetry channel, and Target Steering
1
data (when active).
Locating
receiver
Telemetry
channel
Telemetry signal
strength (flashes)
Status bar
Wi-Fi connection
Time
Transmitter
battery strength
Transmitter roll
indicator
Transmitter
temperature
Temp. history
Fluid pressure1
Transmitter pitch
Fluid pressure
history1
Main Menu icon
Home icon
(shown active)
Taskbar
Home Screen – Locating
Data displays on the Home screen as soon as the locating receiver, such as the F5, receives
data from a transmitter.
This sample screen also shows a high temperature caution
for the drill operator. Pressure
data only displays when drilling with a fluid pressure transmitter (FPT).
Telemetry Signal Strength
The number of bars in the telemetry signal strength icon
indicates the strength of signal
reception from the receiver. If the receiver is far away from the Aurora, fewer signal bars may
display on the icon.
A grey icon indicates no reception from a receiver, and all transmitter information will
disappear (a cable transmitter will only lose depth). A steady black icon indicates Aurora is
connected to a receiver that is not sending data. A flashing blue background behind the icon
indicates Aurora is receiving new data from the receiver.
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If Aurora is not showing telemetry data, check the following:
 Is the receiver showing transmitter telemetry data?
 Does the transmitter have batteries correctly installed?
 Has the transmitter gone to sleep due to inactivity?
 If using a dual-frequency transmitter, is the receiver set to the correct frequency?
 Are the receiver and Aurora set to the same telemetry channel?
Roll Offset
Roll offset (RO) is an electronic compensation to match the transmitter’s 12 o’clock position
to the drill head’s 12 o’clock position.
Roll offset enabled on the receiver for a standard transmitter will display on Aurora
automatically.
To enable roll offset for a cable transmitter, select Settings
Offset
tab (shortcut: touch and hold the roll indicator).
, Peripherals
, and the Roll
The letters RO on Aurora's roll indicator indicate when it is compensating for roll
offset.
Temperature
®
All DigiTrak transmitters, including TensiTrak , are equipped with an internal
digital thermometer. Drill head temperatures typically range from 64 to 104° F
(18 to 40° C) during drilling. The temperature icon on the Home screen will flash
orange slowly when the temperature reaches the warning level and flash red
quickly when it reaches the critical level. These warnings are accompanied by
audible beeps. Suspend drilling when drill head temperature exceeds 118° F
(48° C) to permit cooling.
Because the digital thermometer is inside the transmitter, temperature increases
due to external drilling conditions will take time to transfer to the transmitter and
then the thermometer. Resolve increases in temperature quickly to avoid
irreversible damage.
Normal
Warning
Critical
History
Warning and critical values are user-defined as specified on the Alarms screen
(see page 18).
The Temperature History graph below the temperature value shows a graph of the last four
minutes of temperature readings. Use this history to determine if temperature is trending up
or down.
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Fluid Pressure Transmitter
Using a fluid pressure transmitter (FPT) or TensiTrak will show instantaneous
fluid pressure on the right side of the screen. The pressure icon on the Home
screen will flash yellow slowly when the pressure reaches the warning level and
flash red quickly when it reaches the critical level. These warnings are
accompanied by audible beeps. A blue ball on the gauge marks the maximum
recorded pressure; it resets when Aurora restarts.
Normal
Warning
Pressure exceeding the overload condition of 250 psi (1725 kPa) will display
as +OL.
Critical
Warning and critical values are user-defined as specified on the Alarms screen
(see page 18).
History
The Fluid Pressure History graph below the pressure value shows a graph of the
last four minutes of fluid pressure readings. Use this history to determine if
pressure is trending up or down.
If you are not using an FPT or TensiTrak transmitter, pressure data will not display.
Depth Readings
When the receiver takes a depth reading at the locate line (LL), Aurora adds the blue Depth
Bar, which provides transmitter depth and pitch information beside the roll indicator:
Depth timer
HAG on
Current pitch
Depth at time of
reading
Depth bar
Pitch at time of
reading
Home Screen – Depth Reading
The blue highlighting remains for ten seconds to indicate the information is recent. After ten
seconds the blue reverts to white, but the depth bar data remains for five minutes, which is
counted by the depth timer located in the receiver icon. A new depth reading from the
receiver will redraw the depth bar blue and restart the depth timer.
The Depth bar will also reflect if Height-Above-Ground (HAG) is set on the receiver. In the
above image, the arrow between the receiver and ground level indicates HAG is on.
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Predicted Depth
The predicted depth display appears when the receiver takes a depth reading at the front
locate point (FLP). The predicted depth screen shows arrows pointing to the receiver and the
predicted depth point ahead of the transmitter.
Predicted depth
timer
Current pitch
Predicted
depth, no HAG
Distance bar
Depth bar
Pitch at time of
reading
Horizontal distance between
transmitter and FLP
Home Screen – Predicted Depth Reading
Notice
A depth reading taken at the rear locate point (RLP) will still cause the
predicted depth to display, since the receiver does not distinguish between
the FLP and RLP, however, the data will be inaccurate.
When the receiver takes a predicted depth reading at the FLP, the screen adds the blue
Depth and Distance Bars, which provides transmitter pitch and predicted depth and distance
information beside and below the roll indicator.
The blue highlighting remains for ten seconds to indicate the information is recent. After ten
seconds the blue reverts to white, but the depth and predicted distance bars remain for five
minutes, which is counted by the predicted depth timer located in the receiver icon. A new
predicted depth reading from the receiver will redraw the predicted Depth and Distance Bars
blue and restart the predicted depth timer.
The Depth bar will also reflect if Height-Above-Ground (HAG) is set on the receiver. In the
above image, HAG is off.
When transmitter pitch is unavailable at the receiver due to range restrictions or interference,
Aurora will assume the transmitter has a pitch of zero for depth and predicted depth readings.
In this case, it will display Pitch Assumed Zero beneath the transmitter icon.
Pitch assumed zero
Transmitter Pitch Unavailable
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If the drilling angle prior to loss of pitch was at or near zero, a predicted depth reading can
still be fairly accurate. If the last known pitch was not near zero, the predicted depth
calculation will not be accurate. In either case, the predicted depth calculation will become
increasingly inaccurate with each rod drilled with no pitch data.
The safest course of action is to stop drilling until pitch data is restored. Options available to
the receiver operator to increase signal reception between the transmitter and receiver
include changing the transmitter frequency (if compatible) and off-track locating to avoid
interference.
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Target Steering
Consult your locating system operator’s manual for information on determining when Target
Steering is practical and how to start it on the receiver.
Steering to the Target
Once the target depth has been entered on the receiver, Aurora automatically displays the
Target Steering screen. Aurora displays the flashing target steering icon
in the Status bar
as long as it is receiving target steering information. To hide the Target Steering screen, tap
Home
.
Current depth below receiver
Current roll
Projected
destination on
current heading
Target steering icon
Horizontal distance to target
Target Steering Screen, Steering Toward Target
The target in the center of the image above represents the target depth entered in the
receiver for a point directly below it. The yellow ball represents the projected destination or
“aim point” of the drill head in relation to the target. In this case, the drill head is currently
estimated at 3’ 2” (1.0 m) below the plane of the receiver, and the target is 10’ 3” (3.1 m)
ahead.
This target steering scenario estimates that on the current heading, with no further steering
corrections, the drill head will arrive above and to the left of the target under the receiver.
The rectangular indicator
inside the target ball indicates the current roll position of the
drill head, and mimics the roll indicator. When the indicator points toward the target, the drill
head is correctly positioned to steer closer to the intended bore path. Steer the yellow ball
onto the target.
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The example below shows the drill head roll at almost the exact opposite (9:00 o’clock) of
what is needed to reach the target (4:00 o’clock).
Current roll (shown
not aligned with
target roll)
Target Steering Screen, Steering Away From Target
With correct steering, the target ball reaches the center of the display and is surrounded by a
green ring. At this point, the drill is correctly heading to the programmed target location.
Alignment marks
Target Steering Screen, Drill Head Aligned On Bore Path
The preceding target steering screen shows the drill head correctly aligned to reach the
target at 7’ 8” (2.3 m) ahead, and the drill head is currently 1’ 11” (0.6 m) below the plane of
the receiver. The red alignment marks help show when the drill head is perfectly aligned with
the target.
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Understanding the Ball
As noted in the diagram below, the yellow projected destination ball being to the left of the
target does not necessarily mean the drill head is also currently to the left of the target.
However, the required steering corrections remain the same: right and down.
Locator
Projected
destination
Target
Drill head with
transmitter
Target Steering: Sample Drill Head Locations
Classic View
In addition to the three-dimensional target steering screen, Aurora can also display the
classic two-dimensional target steering view from previous versions of DigiTrak remote
displays. Tap either
any time.
or
at the upper right of the screen to switch to 2D or 3D views at
Target Steering, Classic Two-Dimensional View
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Turning Target Steering Off
The flashing Target Steering icon
in the Status bar indicates when Target Steering data is
being received. It displays even if you are on a different screen. If you are viewing the target
steering screen when Aurora stops receiving target steering information from the receiver, the
display will stop showing data.
Until Aurora is powered off, the target steering app remains loaded so if target steering data
resumes, Aurora will continue processing it without interrupting your current task.
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Working with TensiTrak
®
When Aurora detects tension data provided by a TensiTrak pullback and pressure
monitoring system, it automatically displays the TensiTrak tension gauge.
Current pullback
tension
Fluid pressure
Fluid pressure
history
Maximum pullback
tension
Tension history
TensiTrak Gauge
A TensiTrak system provides both product pullback tension and mud pressure. The maximum
recorded tension (in this case, 59220 lb) also displays on the gauge as a blue circle
.
The history graph displays about 30 minutes of historical data; new data plots on the right,
pushing older data to the left.
For details on working with TensiTrak, please refer to the operator's manual, available at
www.DigiTrak.com.
Setting Warning Levels
To set TensiTrak tension or fluid pressure caution and warning levels, go to the Main Menu
and in the Settings
section, tap Alarms , then select either the TensiTrak
Pullback Tension
or TensiTrak Pullback Fluid Pressure
Menu shortcut
For tension
Menu shortcut
For fluid pressure
gauge.
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alarms, tap and hold the pullback tension gauge.
alarms, tap and hold the fluid pressure
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Working with the MFCB
For instructions on making the power and data connections between the Multi-Function Cable
Box (MFCB) and Aurora, please read the MFCB Operators’ Manual, available at
www.DigiTrak.com.
Enabling the MFCB
Until you have made the proper power and data connections between the MFCB and Aurora,
the checkbox to Enable MFCB on the MFCB tab of the Peripherals screen (shown below)
will be grayed out as unavailable.
Once the MFCB is properly connected to Aurora, an MFCB icon displays in the Status bar. If
the MFCB appears as disabled
, enable it as follows:
1. Tap Main Menu
, then tap Peripherals
.
2. Tap the MFCB tab (shown below).
3. Tap the checkbox to Enable MFCB. This selection will remain in effect even after a
power cycle.
4. Tap
to return to the Home screen.
MFCB is connected
Enabling MFCB on the Peripherals Screen
Menu shortcut
Notice
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Tap and hold MFCB in the Status bar.
To use a standard battery-powered transmitter while the MFCB is
connected, simply clear the Enable MFCB checkbox. Aurora will now
receive drilling data from the receiver (locator).
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After the MFCB is correctly connected and enabled, Aurora replaces the transmitter
battery icon at the top right of the screen with a display of the voltage and amps at
both the MFCB and transmitter. This new portion of the screen functions as an on/off
button for using the MFCB. Upon first use after Aurora is turned on, this MFCB button
will be bordered and shaded in red, indicating the MFCB is not yet sending power to
the transmitter.
Using a Cable Transmitter
Connect and enable the MFCB as described in the previous section.
Applying Power to the Transmitter
To send power to the transmitter, tap the red button; it turns green to indicate the
transmitter is now powered, and current voltage and amperage information displays
along with other transmitter data such as roll and pitch.
In this example for a cable transmitter, the MFCB is supplying 14.5 V and 0.1 A of
power at the box, and the transmitter
is receiving a voltage in the range of
14.2–15.0 V.
Other information displayed on the Home screen is the same as when using a standard
battery-powered transmitter.
Volts and Amps
at MFCB
Voltage range at
transmitter
Home Screen with MFCB Power Readings
Monitor the voltage at the transmitter closely, since the length of cable or quality of
connections may cause the voltage to drop below the level necessary for the cable
transmitter to function.
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Using a Steering Tool Transmitter (SST)
For instructions on using the Steering Tool transmitter, please read the SST Operator’s
Manual, available at www.DigiTrak.com.
Connect and, if necessary, enable the MFCB as described in Enabling the MFCB on
page 34.
When Aurora detects that a steering tool is connected to the MFCB, it adds a heading
indicator to the display.
Heading reference
(tap and hold to set)
Heading
indicator
Deviation from
heading reference
Current heading
Home Screen with SST Heading Indicator and MFCB Power Readings
As shown in the above image, roll accuracy for SST changes from a 24-position to a much
more accurate 360° indicator.
Setting a Heading Reference
To set the desired heading reference:
1. Tap Main Menu
, then tap Peripherals
2. Tap the Heading Reference
.
tab (shown below).
3. Use the +/- slider controls to select the desired heading reference.
4. Tap Set to set the heading reference and return to the Home screen.
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The Set button is unavailable until the heading reference changes.
If Aurora is detecting a valid heading from the SST, this value will display beside Current
Heading: and the Use Current button will be available. In this case, you can tap Use
Current to set this value as the heading reference.
SST Heading Reference Screen
Menu shortcut
Tap and hold the heading indicator on the Home screen.
Heading Indicator
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Appendix A: System Specifications
Power Requirements
Device
DigiTrak Aurora AF10 Display
DigiTrak Aurora AP8 Display
Operational Voltage
10–28 V
Operational Current
2.10 A max
(nominal)
1.75 A max
Environmental
DigiTrak Aurora AF10 and AP8 Displays:
Relative humidity
Operating temperature
Dust and water ingress
Handling drop (1 meter)
Vibration
Electromagnetic interference
Electromagnetic compatibility
Electrostatic discharge
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<90%
-4 to 140° F (-20 to 60° C)
IP66
IEC 61010-1
SAE J1455
EN 55024/CISPR24, IEC 61000-4-3,4,6,8
EN 55022/CISPR22 (Class B)
IEC 61000-4-2
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breach of contract, negligence, strict liability, or any other legal theory, even if DCI has been advised of the possibility of such
damages. In no event shall DCI’s liability exceed the amount User has paid for the DCI product. To the extent that any applicable
law does not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental, consequential or similar damages, the foregoing limitations regarding
such damages shall not apply.
This Limited Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state. This Limited
Warranty shall be governed by the laws of the State of Washington.
Warranty claim procedures
1. If you are having problems with your DCI product, you must first contact the Authorized DCI Dealer where it was purchased. If you are
unable to resolve the problem through your Authorized DCI Dealer, contact DCI’s Customer Service Department in Kent, Washington,
USA at 1-800 288-3610 (or, for international markets, the corresponding telephone number for that market) between 6:00 a.m. and 6:00
p.m. Pacific Time and ask to speak with a customer service representative. Prior to returning any DCI product to DCI for service, you
must obtain a Return Merchandise Authorization (RMA) number. Failure to obtain an RMA may result in delays or return to you of the
DCI product without repair.
2. After contacting a DCI customer service representative by telephone, the representative will attempt to assist you in troubleshooting
while you are using the DCI product during actual field operations. Please have all related equipment available together with a list of all
DCI product serial numbers. It is important that field troubleshooting be conducted because many problems do not result from a
defective DCI product, but instead are due to either operational errors or adverse conditions occurring in User’s drilling environment.
3. If a DCI product problem is confirmed as a result of field troubleshooting discussions with a DCI customer service representative, the
representative will issue an RMA number authorizing the return of the DCI product and will provide shipping directions. You will be
responsible for all shipping costs, including any insurance. If, after receiving the DCI product and performing diagnostic testing, DCI
determines the problem is covered by the Limited Warranty, required repairs and/or adjustments will be made, and a properly
functioning DCI product will be promptly shipped to you. If the problem is not covered by the Limited Warranty, you will be informed of
the reason and be provided an estimate of repair costs. If you authorize DCI to service or repair the DCI product, the work will be
promptly performed and the DCI product will be shipped to you. You will be billed for any costs for testing, repairs and adjustments not
covered by the Limited Warranty and for shipping costs. In most cases, repairs are accomplished within 1 to 2 weeks.
4. DCI has a limited supply of loaner equipment available. If loaner equipment is required by you and is available, DCI will attempt to ship
loaner equipment to you by overnight delivery for your use while your equipment is being serviced by DCI. DCI will make reasonable
efforts to minimize your downtime on warranty claims, limited by circumstances not within DCI’s control. If DCI provides you loaner
equipment, your equipment must be received by DCI no later than the second business day after your receipt of loaner equipment. You
must return the loaner equipment by overnight delivery for receipt by DCI no later than the second business day after your receipt of the
repaired DCI product. Any failure to meet these deadlines will result in a rental charge for use of the loaner equipment for each extra
day the return of the loaner equipment to DCI is delayed.
Product demonstrations
DCI personnel may be present at a job site to demonstrate basic usage, features, and benefits of DCI products. User acknowledges that DCI
personnel are present only to demonstrate a DCI product. DCI does NOT provide locating services or other consulting or contracting
services. DCI does not assume any duty to train User or any other person, and does not assume responsibility or liability for the locating or
other work performed at a job site at which DCI personnel or equipment are or have been present.
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CONTROL
INCORPORATED
19625 62nd Ave S, Suite B103
Kent Washington 98032, USA
425.251.0559 / 800.288.3610
[email protected], www.DigiTrak.com
END-USER PRODUCT LICENSE AGREEMENT: AURORA™
IMPORTANT: PLEASE READ THE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF THIS LICENSE AGREEMENT
CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE AURORA PRODUCT.
This End-User License Agreement ("license") is an agreement between DIGITAL CONTROL INCORPORATED
(“DCI”) and the entity or individual (“you”) that purchases the AURORA™ product from an authorized distributor
of DCI products. By using the AURORA product, you agree to be bound by the terms of this license.
1.
Definitions.
(a) “AURORA” means color touchscreen display and intelligent platform for use with horizontal directional
drill rigs that is manufactured by DCI.
(b) “DCI LOCATING SYSTEM” means any horizontal directional drilling locating system manufactured by
DCI that is, at any given time, designated by DCI as being interoperable with AURORA (as indicated in
the associated product documentation for AURORA).
(c) “SOFTWARE” means the software and firmware embedded into AURORA upon purchase of the
AURORA unit and related documentation, including any bug fixes, modifications and updates to such
software provided by DCI to you under this license. SOFTWARE shall also include any software
application for AURORA, whether installed upon initial purchase or purchased or validly obtained by you
in the future, that is expressly authorized by DCI for use with AURORA.
(d) “TERRITORY” means the United States, Canada, each member state of the European Union, Australia,
New Zealand, China, India and Russia.
2. Grant of Non-Exclusive License. DCI grants you a nonexclusive, royalty-free (other than royalties or fees
specifically identified with respect to applications purchased separately in the future), non-transferable and nonsublicensable license to use the SOFTWARE in object code form, solely for your use with the AURORA unit on
which the SOFTWARE came originally installed (as a single integrated product), for ordinary course horizontal
directional drilling purposes, together with any applicable DCI LOCATING SYSTEM in the TERRITORY.
3.
License Restrictions. This license is subject to the following restrictions:

the SOFTWARE may not be used with any device other than the particular AURORA unit on which the
SOFTWARE came originally installed;

you agree not to make any copies of the SOFTWARE;

neither the SOFTWARE nor the associated AURORA unit may be used in any geographic territory other
than the TERRITORY; and

neither the SOFTWARE, the associated AURORA unit nor any associated DCI LOCATING SYSTEM
may be repaired by, or submitted for repair to, any person or entity other than a person or entity expressly
authorized by DCI to perform such repairs (as of the date of this license, DCI is the only person or entity
authorized to perform such repairs).
4. Ownership. The SOFTWARE is licensed, not sold, and nothing in this license shall be construed to convey any
title or ownership rights. You expressly acknowledge that, as between you and DCI, DCI owns all worldwide right,
title and interest in and to the SOFTWARE, including all copyrights and other intellectual property rights therein.
All rights not expressly granted by this license are hereby reserved by DCI and its licensors.
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5. Intellectual Property. You acknowledge that the SOFTWARE constitutes and contains trade secrets of DCI,
and in order to protect such trade secrets and other interests that DCI may have in the SOFTWARE, you agree not to
disassemble, decompile, reverse engineer or otherwise attempt to derive source code from the SOFTWARE or the
associated AURORA unit, nor to permit any other person or entity to do so, except to the extent such restrictions are
prohibited by law. Except as expressly provided in this license, this license does not grant you any rights to patents,
copyrights, trade secrets, trademarks or any other rights with respect to the SOFTWARE.
6. Data Rights. Future upgrades to the SOFTWARE, or future software applications for AURORA, may enable
you to store HDD locate data generated by a DCI LOCATING SYSTEM locally on the AURORA unit and/or in
remote data storage. DCI may seek to collect this HDD locate data solely to provide aggregate industry data
summaries or reports, to provide customer service to you, or for use with AURORA software applications or other
DCI products or services, subject in each case to the following limitations. You may “opt out” of any such data
collection by DCI by indicating this decision on DCI’s product registration website at access.DigiTrak.com. You
hereby grant DCI a perpetual, irrevocable, worldwide, royalty-free, assignable, sublicensable, non-exclusive license
to use, reproduce, display, modify and distribute any data generated by the SOFTWARE, the associated AURORA
unit and each DCI LOCATING SYSTEM used in conjunction therewith; provided that DCI will not disclose your
project-specific data to any third party (excluding any service provider of DCI subject to similar confidentiality
obligations) without your consent (for purposes of clarity, the foregoing shall not restrict DCI from disclosing
aggregate data incorporating your data) other than as required by law; provided further, that such license shall
terminate if and immediately upon your election to “opt out” of such data collection as specified above. You agree
not to sell, lease or otherwise provide such data to any third party nor to authorize any third party to use, reproduce,
display, modify or distribute any such data without DCI’s consent.
7. Support Services. This license does not obligate DCI to provide you with any support services related to the
SOFTWARE. However, registering your AURORA with DCI through access.DigiTrak.com will entitle you to one
year of free upgrades for the SOFTWARE.
8. Limited Warranty. DCI provides a limited warranty for the SOFTWARE. Please refer to the section of your
AURORA manual titled “Limited Warranty”, or to www.DigiTrak.com, for the terms and limitations of this
warranty.
AURORA ACCEPTS DATA FROM MULTIPLE SOURCES. DCI DOES NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE,
AND DISCLAIMS LIABILITY FOR, THE ACCURACY AND COMPLETENESS OF ANY DATA
GENERATED BY ANY EXTERNAL SOURCE OR DERIVED FROM DATA GENERATED BY ANY
EXTERNAL SOURCE, INCLUDING (WITHOUT LIMITATION) FROM ANY HDD DRILL RIG. DCI DOES
NOT WARRANT OR GUARANTEE THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF DATA GENERATED BY
HDD LOCATING SYSTEMS. THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF SUCH DATA MAY BE
IMPACTED BY A VARIETY OF FACTORS, INCLUDING (WITHOUT LIMITATION) ACTIVE OR PASSIVE
INTERFERENCE (INCLUDING FROM SALT WATER) AND OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS,
FAILURE TO CALIBRATE OR USE THE DEVICE PROPERLY AND OTHER FACTORS.
9. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY. DCI’S TOTAL CUMULATIVE LIABILITY TO YOU FROM ALL
CAUSES OF ACTION AND UNDER ALL THEORIES OF LIABILITY WILL BE LIMITED TO THE VALUE
OF THE SOFTWARE. IN NO EVENT WILL DCI BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT OR
CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS, BUSINESS
INTERRUPTION, OR LOST INFORMATION) ARISING OUT OF OR RELATED TO YOUR USE OF OR
INABILITY TO USE THE SOFTWARE, WHETHER SUCH LIABILITY ARISES FROM ANY CLAIM BASED
UPON CONTRACT, WARRANTY, TORT (INCLUDING NEGLIGENCE), STRICT LIABILITY OR
OTHERWISE, AND WHETHER OR NOT DCI HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH
DAMAGES. DCI SHALL HAVE NO LIABILITY WITH RESPECT TO THE CONTENT OF THE SOFTWARE
OR ANY PART THEREOF, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ERRORS OR OMISSIONS CONTAINED
THEREIN, LIBEL, INFRINGEMENTS OF RIGHTS OF PUBLICITY, PRIVACY, TRADEMARK RIGHTS,
BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, PERSONAL INJURY, LOSS OF PRIVACY, MORAL RIGHTS OR THE
DISCLOSURE OF CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION.
ONE OR MORE REPRESENTATIVES OF DCI OR OF A RESELLER OF DCI MAY ARRIVE AT YOUR JOB
SITE FOR PURPOSES OF DEMONSTRATING THE FEATURES AND BENEFITS OF THE AURORA
PRODUCT WITH A DCI LOCATING SYSTEM. YOU HEREBY EXPRESSLY ACKNOWLEDGE AND
AGREE THAT, AS A RESULT OF THE PRESENCE OF SUCH DCI REPRESENTATIVE AT A JOB SITE AND
DEMONSTRATION OF SUCH DCI PRODUCTS (AND ASSOCIATED ADVICE REGARDING THE USE OF
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SUCH DCI PRODUCTS), DCI DOES NOT ASSUME ANY DUTY TO TRAIN YOU OR ANY OTHER PERSON
AT A JOB SITE AND DCI SHALL HAVE NO LEGAL RESPONSIBILITY OR LIABILITY FOR DRILLING,
INSTALLATION, HDD LOCATING OR OTHER WORK PERFORMED AT ANY SUCH JOB SITE.
10. Infringement. DCI will defend or settle, at its option and expense, any suit against you alleging that the
SOFTWARE and/or the associated AURORA unit infringes any United States patent(s), trademarks or copyrights or
misappropriates any trade secrets, when used for its normal purpose. As a condition to such obligation, you agree to
(a) notify DCI promptly in writing of such suit or infringement, (b) provide DCI all information and assistance
reasonably necessary to settle or defend the suit, and (c) grant DCI sole authority and control of the defense or
settlement of the suit. DCI’s obligations under this section will not apply, however, to any claim based on (i) any
modification to the SOFTWARE or AURORA by anyone other than DCI, (ii) any use of the SOFTWARE or
AURORA that is outside the ordinary course intended use of the product, (iii) any use of the SOFTWARE or
AURORA as part of an infringing process, and (iv) any combination of the SOFTWARE or AURORA with any
product or technology not supplied by DCI (or methods combining use of the SOFTWARE or AURORA with any
product or technology not supplied by DCI), except for combinations where you establish by clear and convincing
evidence that the SOFTWARE or AURORA is the primary cause of the infringement. In addition, DCI’s obligations
under this section will not apply to consequential or other damages excluded under Section 9 above. To settle or
resolve any such claim, DCI may, at its sole option and expense, either replace or modify the SOFTWARE or
AURORA so that it becomes non-infringing or procure a license for you to continue using the SOFTWARE and
AURORA; if DCI determines that neither of such alternatives is financially or otherwise practical, DCI may
repurchase the AURORA unit at its depreciated value based on a 5-year linear depreciation schedule.
11. Export and Compliance with Law. You agree not to export or re-export the SOFTWARE, the associated
AURORA unit, or accompanying documentation, in violation of any applicable laws or regulations, including
without limitation the U.S. Export Administration Regulations, as well as end-user, end-use and destination
restrictions issued by the U.S. and other governments. You further agree to comply with all other laws and
regulations applicable to the SOFTWARE and the associated AURORA unit. Without limiting the foregoing, you
agree to review local laws and regulations governing the use of GPS before using any AURORA applications that
employ GPS technology.
12. Termination. In the event that you breach any provision of Section 3 or Section 13(a), this license shall
immediately terminate and become null and void. DCI may terminate this license if you fail to comply with any
other terms and conditions of this license by sending written notice of such termination to you. The exercise by DCI
of any remedy under this license will be without prejudice to its other remedies under this license or otherwise.
13. General.
(a) You may not assign, sublicense or otherwise transfer this license, in whole or in part, by operation of law or
otherwise, without DCI’s express prior written consent. Any attempt to assign this license without such
consent will be void. In the event you wish to resell, lease or otherwise transfer the AURORA unit on
which the SOFTWARE is installed, such transfer will render this license null and void, and such
purchasing person or entity will be required to obtain a separate license from DCI.
(b) This license represents the entire agreement concerning the program between you and DCI, and it
supersedes any prior proposal, representation, or understanding between the parties. If any provision of this
license is held by a court of competent jurisdiction to be void, invalid, unenforceable or illegal, then such
provision will be construed, limited or, if necessary, severed to the extent necessary to eliminate such
invalidity and unenforceability. The other provisions of this license will remain in full force and effect.
This license may only be modified in writing, signed by an authorized representative of you and DCI
(which will require a new registration on access.DigiTrak.com by such purchasing person or entity).
(c) This license shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Washington
(without regard to its or any other jurisdiction’s choice of law principles). All disputes arising out of or in
relation to this license shall be submitted to the exclusive jurisdiction of the state and federal courts of
Washington, USA. Nothing in this license shall restrict DCI’s right to bring an action against you in the
jurisdiction where your place of business is located. The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the
International Sale of Goods does not apply to this license.
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