3M Dynatel 7420 Locate Tool Connection

From ProStar Geocorp

This section covers connecting the 3M Dynatel locate tool to PointMan. This locator does not have a native Bluetooth adapter. An aftermarket adapter must be purchased and configured. This document covers configuring a BluePort XP adapter for use with the locator. The locator will only send serial information at 4800 baud which requires special configuration of the adapter.

A bluetooth adapter only needs to be configured once before it can be used. Before beginning, make sure the BluePort XP has been plugged in for a couple hours for an initial charge.

 

3M Dynatel 7420 Locator Setup

  1. Configure the Locator
    1. Turn the locator on.
    2. Select the Menu button.
    3. Select the third yellow button for COM Setup.
    4. Select PDA as the Output Type.
    5. Press OK to save.
    6. Turn off locator.
  2. Configure Bluetooth
    1. This locator does not have a native Bluetooth adapter.   
      An aftermarket adapter must be purchased and configured.   
      This document covers configuring a BluePort XP adapter for use with the locator.   
      The locator will only send serial information at 4800 baud which requires special configuration of the adapter.
    2. A Bluetooth adapter only needs to be configured once before it can be used.
    3. Before beginning, make sure the BluePort XP has been plugged in for a couple hours for an initial charge.
  3. Pair BluePort XP with a Windows computer
    1. Turn BluePort XP on/off switch to On.
    2. On a Windows computer with Bluetooth capabilities open Devices and Printers
      Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Devices and Printers
    3. Select Add a Device.
    4. Select BluePort XP in the Found list.
    5. When asked enter pin: 1234.
    6. The BluePort XP should now show up under unspecified devices on the Devices and Printers screen.
    7. Right-click the BluePort XP device and select Properties.
    8. On the Properties dialog select the Hardware tab.
    9. Make a note of the COM Port listed in functions (ex. COM9) on the Hardware tab.
    10. Close the Properties dialog.
  4. Set BluePort XP configuration from Windows terminal

a.Install TeraTerm from the BluePort XP CD (or download from www.rovingnetworks.com)

a.If you already have a terminal program such as Hyperterminal or PuTTy you can use that instead.

b.Launch TeraTerm.

c.Switch BluePort XP to Off, then On (you only have 60 seconds after start to enter command mode).

d.Select New Connection in TeraTerm.

e.Choose the COM port you took note of in the steps above. (ex. COM9)

f.Select OK.

g.Select Setup >Terminal from the main menu.

h.Check Local echo on the Terminal dialog.

i.Click OK.

j.Enter the following commands in red followed by the enter key.  

  1. $$$: Opens command mode, returns CMD on success.
  2. SU,4800: Sets the serial interface Baud rate to 4800, returns AOK.
  3. SN,Dynatel-7420: Sets the Bluetooth friendly name, returns AOK.
  4. D: Returns current settings, should reflect new baud rate.
  5. ---: Closes command mode.

k.Keep the terminal open, and BluePort XP On, and attach the BluePort XP to the Locator.

l.Turn the Locator On.

m.A welcome message should appear in the terminal from the Locator": 
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 .If the welcome message text appears scrambled, the baud rate was not properly set.  

a.If this is the case, repeat the steps above.

n.Close terminal, turn off Locator and BluePort XP.

  1. Configure PointMan

 .Launch PointMan and Login.

a.Select Settings from the slider menu.

b.Select Configure Bluetooth button.

c.Turn the BluePort XP device On.

d.Select Scan.

e.Select Dynatel-7420 from found devices to pair.

f.Enter pin 1234.

g.Click the Back button to return to PointMan Settings.

h.Select Dynatel-7420 as the Locator.

i.Select Dynatel as the Locator Type

j.Select Close.