OziExplorer CE - PDA F.A.Q.


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Running OziExplorerCE on Specific PDA's

PocketPC PDA's with VGA (640x480) screen resolution

The current version supports VGA screens on PocketPC's.  If designing your own screens in the Screen Designer, choose 320 x 240 device screen resolution. OziExplorerCE is designed to handle the translation to 640 x 480 (the full 640x480 resolution is used).

PocketPC PDA's with High Res screens (True VGA and greater)

This note is for High Resolution PDA's such as the HP 310/312 or VGA Pocket PC's running in "true VGA" mode where the toolbars and dialogs appear too small. If you put a file called hires.dat in the folder where OziExplorer is installed (the contents of the file do not matter), OziExplorerCE will detect the file when it runs and change the size of its dialogs and other windows to suit devices with high resolution screens. Please note - this does not necessarily apply to Pocket PC's with VGA screens, OziExplorerCE already recognizes these PDA's and automatically adjusts. If you have loaded a utility to change the Pocket PC VGA to "true VGA" then adding the hires.dat file may help. OziExplorerCE cannot fix all the size issues because many are controlled by the operating system. Note the full resolution of the device is still used but dialogs, fonts, symbols etc are doubled in size. When designing new screens in the "Screen Designer" you must use half the resolution of your device as the screens are automatically doubled in size in OziExplorerCE.

PocketPC PDA's with Portrait and Landscape mode

OziExplorerCE supports portrait and landscape mode and will swap between them when changing the setting on the PocketPC.

PocketPC PDA's with inbuilt GPS

OziExplorerCE supports PDA's with internal GPS receivers. All internal GPS receivers use a serial port for communication and OziExplorerCE can use this.

Specific Models

Navman PiN - Configuring OziExplorerCE for the Navman PiN. 

Configure OziExplorerCE - using the menu options File / Configuration / NMEA (GPS)

Additional information for the later model PiN's such as the 570

The Notification Indicator light in the top left corner must be ON for OziExplorerCE to establish connection with the GPS.

To turn on GPS - Click Windows Start, Settings, System, GPS.  Here there is one setting "GPS Power Setting" which has 2 buttons - ON and OFF.  Even though the ON button is highlighted it has not been pressed.  If this ON button is selected the light in the top left corner of the unit should begin to flash.

Navman PiN - Does not show the Satellite Information or Altitude.

Mitac Mio168 and Mio 169 - Configuring OziExplorerCE for the Mio168 and Mio 169.

Configure OziExplorerCE - using the menu options File / Configuration / NMEA (GPS)

Configuring the Garmin iQue M3, iQue M4 and iQue M5.

OziExplorerCE will run on the iQue M3, M4 and M5.

Configuring OziExplorerCE - using the menu options File / Configuration / NMEA (GPS)

Select the Communication port from the drop down list. The drop-down list shows the actual ports which the PDA has installed and a description of each port is shown.

Note - The M5 does not output its position data on any of its external ports therefore it is not possible to connect the M5 to a PC and use it for moving map (real time tracking).

Configuring the Asus 632 / 636.

OziExplorerCE will run on the Asus 632 and Asus 636.

Configuring OziExplorerCE - using the menu options File / Configuration / NMEA (GPS)

Select the Communication Port port from the drop down list. The drop-down list shows the actual ports which the PDA has installed and a description of each port is shown.

Note - The Asus models do not output position data on any of the external ports therefore it is not possible to connect the them to a PC and use it for moving map (real time tracking).

Configuring the Asus 636 for several programs to run at the same time.

Windows Mobile 5 and 6 have the option to configure the system so that two programs can receive the sentences from the GPS at the same time.

Click "Start" / "Settings" / "System Tab". On the System page click "GPS". Configure the following -

All programs must be configured to use COM9 as the GPS communication port. All other OziExplorerCE settings will as shown above.

 


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