Last update - 4/28/2014
If you wish to use a Pocket PC, running Windows CE or Windows Mobile Software, with the MSR System you may be able to do so. CROPSCAN, Inc. MSR Software, version 1.28 or earlier, will run under a PocketDOS Emulator (www.pocketdos.com) on a compatible Pocket PC or PDA (see www.pocketdos.com/requirements.htm for compatibility requirements). That means you may operate the DLC and MSR System using your Pocket PC or handheld PDA in place of the CT100 Hand Terminal. Additionally, you may retrieve MSR data from the DLC to the Pocket PC and POSTPROC the retrieved MSR data file to a reflectance file in the Pocket PC or you may later transfer the MSR data file from the Pocket PC to your laptop or desktop PC and POSTPROC it there, where there may be more processing speed.
The PocketDOS Emulator is available at www.pocketdos.com. You may download a demo version from that website (CROPSCAN, Inc. does not distribute PocketDOS). Installation instructions, specifications, frequently asked questions, requirements, etc. are available at the PocketDOS website. If you install it and the CROPSCAN, Inc. MSR Software and find it to work satisfactorily, you may register and purchase an unlock code from the PocketDOS website to unlock additional features of the PocketDOS and eliminate the periodic registration notice pop-ups (see below) that occur during the demo version use.
|In this case, for the Dell AXIM, a special cable adapter
Other Pocket PCs may not require one.
Dell Axim Serial Sync Cable to DLC RS232 Adapter Cable (gray cable shown above) Wiring:
Custom wired cable and connectors (4 conductor cable to a Male
DB9 on each end). Color: Gray
DLC AXIM Serial Sync
DLC DB9 DB9
Description Pin Gray Cable Pin Description
------------------- --- --------------------- --- -------------------
Ring Indicator 1 No Connection 1 N/C
Transmit Data 2 ......Black ......... 3 Receive data
Receive Data 3 ...... Red .......... 2 Transmit data
Data Terminal Ready 4 No Connection 6 Data Set Ready
GND 5 ......Green ......... 5 Logic Ground
Clear To Send 6 No Connection 9 N/C
N/C 7 No Connection 7 N/C
N/C 8 No Connection 8 N/C
+12V 9 ../\/\/\...White...... 4 Data Terminal Ready?
|If you are running PocketDOS in Demo mode,
the following will occassionally appear:
You may RETRIEVE MSR data to files in the Pocket PC by selecting the RETRIEVE program from the CROPSCAN MULTISPECTRAL RADIOMETER SYSTEM MENU. The following should appear:
The RETREIVE program should function on the Pocket PC as it does on a laptop or desktop PC. Be sure to give the filename an extension of '.MV'.
After retrieval of the MSR data to a file on the Pocket PC, the .MV file may then be transferred to a laptop or desktop PC for processing into a .RFL (reflectance) file by the POSTPROC program.
|Dell AXIM, serial cable, and DLC adapter:|
|Dell AXIM connector port:|
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