Article ID: 140123kae
Last Reviewed: June 15, 2016
The information in this article applies to:
- An Android Device (Tablet or Mobile Phone) when used with PmScreen to communicate with a Power Master PM1000, PM2000, PM3000, PM7000 Analyser and PM7000 FLM (Fault Level Monitor).
- Results of any testing with PmGateway are included.
This article is aimed at:
The PM1000, PM2000, PM7000 and PM7000 FLM do not have a built in display. The user interface is displayed remotely either on a personal computer or on an Android or Windows CE device using a special piece of software called PmScreen.
This application note details those android devices that have been used with PmScreen.
Devices running Android 6.0 must use PmScreen 4.2.1 (or later) as a permission change in Android 6.0 prevents earlier versions from searching for nearby Bluetooth devices.
It is expected that any device with Android version 2.3 or later will work. This list is those that have been tested successfully.
|Samsung||Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (GT-P5110)||Android 4.2.2||no issues.|
|Samsung||Galaxy Tab A (SM-T280)||Android 5.1.1||no issues.|
|Samsung||Galaxy Tab 2 7.0 (GT-P3110)||Android 4.2.2||no issues.|
|Samsung||Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 (SM-T210)||Android 4.1.2||no issues.|
|Motorola||XOOM||Android 3.2||reported ok by an US customer.|
|Nexus 7 (2012)||Android 4.3||shipped with Loggers by Synergy Systems.|
|Toshiba||Thrive (AT100)||Android 3.2.1||used extensively by Synergy Systems.|
|Lenovo||Tab2 A8-50||Android 5.0||reported ok by UK distributor.|
|Samsung||Galaxy S3 (I9300)||Android 4.0.4||no issues with PmScreen 2.0.2.|
|Samsung||Galaxy Fame (GT-S6810P)||Android 4.1.2||no issues with PmScreen 2.0.2. PmScreen 2.0.1 stops responding sometimes when rotating the screen.|
|Motorola||Moto-E4 XT1761||Android 7.1.1||Used Extensively for both PmScreen and PmGateway|
|Motorola||Moto-G Third Gen XT1541||Android 6.0.1||Used Extensively for both PmScreen and PmGateway.|
|Motorola||Moto-G First Gen XT1032||Android 5.1 *Android 4.4.4||Used Extensively for both PmScreen and PmGateway. Android 5.1 Ok. Android 4.4.4 unreliable (see below)|
Those rare devices that do not use an ARM microprocessor will not work with PmScreen or PmGateway.
|Samsung||Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 (P5210)||All versions||PmScreen will not install. This is the only Android device I know of that uses an x86 microprocessor (Intel Atom).|
|Acer||Iconia B1-A71||Android 4.1.2||Data transfer stops when connected over Bluetooth. Occurs between a few seconds and a few minutes of starting communication. Disconnecting and re-connecting restarts the transfer.
Wifi / Ethernet connections work correctly.
|Motorola||Moto G XT1032||Android 4.4.4||Occasional data corruption during transfer when connected over Bluetooth. Ok with Android 5.1 (see above).|