APPNOTE: Android Devices known to work/not work with PmScreen

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).

Target Audience.

This article is aimed at:

  • All Users of Android devices with the PM1000, PM2000, PM3000, PM7000 or PM7000 FLM.

Summary.

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.

Known Issues.

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.

Devices known to work:

It is expected that any device with Android version 2.3 or later will work. This list is those that have been tested successfully.

Tablets:

Manufacturer Device Notes
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 (GT-P5110) no issues.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7 no issues.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0  (GT-P3110) no issues.
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 7.0  (SM-T210) no issues.
Motorola XOOM reported ok by an US customer.
Google Nexus 7 shipped with Loggers by Synergy Systems.
Toshiba Thrive (AT100) used extensively by Synergy Systems.
Lenovo Tab2 A8-50 reported ok by UK distributor.

Phones:

Manufacturer Device Notes
Samsung Galaxy S3 no issues with PmScreen 2.0.2.
Samsung Galaxy Ace no issues with PmScreen 2.0.2.
Samsung Galaxy Fame (GT-S6810P) no issues with PmScreen 2.0.2.  PmScreen 2.0.1 stops responding sometimes when rotating the screen.

Devices known not to work:

Those rare devices that do not use an ARM microprocessor will not work with PmScreen.

Manufacturer Device Notes
Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 only Android device I know of that uses an x86 microprocessor (Intel Atom).

Devices known to have problems:

Manufacturer Device Notes
Acer Iconia B1-A71 with 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.

See also:

APPNOTE: Installing PmScreen on an Android Device.
APPNOTE: Windows CE Devices known to work/not work with PmScreen.