RD 8000/8100 Locate Tool Connection

From ProStar Geocorp

This section covers connecting the RD8000/8100 tool to PointMan

 

Procedure

  1. Access the Bluetooth settings in PointMan on the mobile device to enable Bluetooth communications.
    1. Action: Login to PointMan and follow the menu path > Settings > Devices > and click on the “Configure Bluetooth” button
    2. Expected Results: The device name and a list of paired devices appear on screen.
  2. Make mobile device visible to Locate Tool
    1. Action: Click on “Only visible to paired devices”
    2. Expected Results: A message appears stating “Visible to all nearby Bluetooth devices (4:59)” and a countdown message are displayed.
  3. Access the user menu on the locate tool  
    1. Action: Power up the locate tool and press the Power button twice
    2. Expected Results: The device menu shows “VOL” in the lower left corner of the display
  4. Access the Bluetooth functions on the locate tool  
    1. Action: Press the button with the “up arrow” or “down arrow” until “BT” shows in the lower left corner of the display
    2. Expected Results: The user is able to access the Bluetooth functions
  5. Access the Bluetooth settings
    1. Action: Click on the “right arrow” button
    2. Expected Results: The device responds with “ON” showing in the lower left corner of the display
  6. Access the Bluetooth protocol settings
    1. Action: Click on the “up arrow” or “down arrow” until “PROT” shows in the lower left corner of the display
    2. Expected Results: The user is able to select the “PROT" setting
  7. View the Bluetooth protocol setting
    1. Processing Action: Click on the “right arrow” button
    2. Expected Results: The device responds with “PPP” showing in the lower left corner of the display
  8. Change the Bluetooth protocol settings
    1. Action: Click on the “up arrow” or “down arrow” until “ASCII Protocol 2” shows in the lower left corner of the display
    2. Expected Results: The user is able to select the “ASCII" setting
  9. Access the Bluetooth pairing function
    1. Action: Click on the “left arrow” button
    2. Expected Results: The device responds with “PROT” showing in the lower left corner of the display
  10. Pair the Locate tool and Mobile Device
    1. Action: Click on the “up arrow” or “down arrow” until “PAIR” shows in the lower left corner of the display
    2. Expected Results: The user is able to select “PAIR”
  11. Access the device type settings  
    1. Action: Click on the “left arrow” button
    2. Expected Results: The device responds with “PROT” showing in the lower left corner of the display
  12. Select the device type
    1. Action: Click on the “up arrow” or “down arrow” until “BT--PC” shows in the lower left corner of the
    2. Expected Results: The user is able to select “BT--PC”
  13. Pair the Mobile Device to the Locate Tool
    1. Action: Click on the “left arrow” button
    2. Expected Results: The Bluetooth icon on the locate tool will start to flash
  14. Ensure that the mobile device is still visible to Locate Tool
    1. Action: Click on “Only visible to paired devices” if it has timed out
    2. Expected Results: The locate tool will appear in the list of available devices
  15. Pair the Mobile Device with the Locate Tool
    1. Action: Select the device to pair
    2. Expected Results: A dialogue box may appear requesting you to enter the device’s PIN
  16. Satisfy the device PIN request
    1. Action: Enter “1234” and select “OK”
    2. Expected Results: The Locate Tool shows as being paired with the mobile device
  17. Return to the PointMan menu.
    1. Action: Select the “Back” arrow at the bottom of the screen
    2. Expected Results: The user is returned to the Bluetooth menu in PointMan
  18. Change the default Locate tool setting in PointMan.
    1. Action: Access the “Locator” drop down menu to select the desired device in the list of values
    2. Expected Results: The name of the Locate Tool is in the list of available devices
  19. Change  the default to the newly paired Locate Tool
    1. Data Fields to be Populated: Locator:
    2. Action: Select the desired device from the list of values
    3. Expected Results: The name of the Locate Tool now appears in the Locate device field
  20. Identify the Manufacturer of the newly paired Locate Tool
    1. Action: Select the manufacturer from the list of values
    2. Expected Results: The user is able to identify the name of the manufacturer. This is important as this determines the protocol for the Bluetooth pairing
  21. Exit the Setting Screen
    1. Action: Click on the “Settings” menu item in the top left of the screen
    2. Expected Results: The user is returned to the map view
  22. Open Project  
    1. Action: Select Project
    2. Expected Result: PointMan opens the project and it is displayed to the user
  23. Access the System/Component menu.
    1. Action: Click on the "+" Icon to access the System/Component menu
    2. Expected Results: The “New Place Mark” dialogue box opens with menu items for “System” and “Component”
  24. Select a feature to record in the system.
    1. Fields to be Populated: Choose a system and component
    2. Action: Select "Save”
    3. Expected Results: The system responds with “Obtaining GPS fix” a blinking cursor appears on the map, the accuracy of the GPS, and the message “RD8K_nnnn: on” is displayed in the upper right corner of the screen. 
      NOTE: The 8100 Receiver GPS antenna must be Off.
  25. Log the record in the system.
    1. Action: On the locate tool and click the “graph” button (lower right of the display)
    2. Expected Result: The system records the component in the system where you are able to display the details of the record.  Note that if you are recording a line feature or a polygon, the line will be extended each time you click on the “graph” button to log a point. When the last point has been logged, select “Close” in the PointMan menu at the bottom of the screen.
  26. Task Description: Double-Click on the return icon to logout of PointMan.