Article ID: 060213sab-3
Last Reviewed: February 13, 2006
See APPNOTE:Using a PM7000 Simulator with a PDA over a Bluetooth link for more information.
Step 1: Install the USB to Bluetooth adaptor.
1. Follow the instructions in the Windows XP Installation section of the Kensington Bluetooth USB adaptor Quick Start guide.
2. After installation an icon labeled My Bluetooth Places will appear on your desktop and this symbol will appear in the taskbar.
3. Follow the instructions in the Set up the Bluetooth Software section of the Kensington Bluetooth USB adaptor Quick Start guide but stop at the step marked Bluetooth Services Selection (section 5).
4. On the Bluetooth Services Selection step ensure that a checkmark appears next to Bluetooth serial port.
5. Remove the checkmark from any services you do not require, then click Next.
6. On the next page click Skip and then on the final page click Finish.
Step 2: Create an in-coming Bluetooth serial port on your computer.
1. Right click on the symbol on your Taskbar and select the item Bluetooth Setup Wizard from the menu, this opens the Bluetooth Setup Wizard.
2. On the Bluetooth Setup Wizard select the radio button marked “I want to configure the Bluetooth services that this computer will provide to remote devices” and click Next.
3. On the Bluetooth Services Selection page highlight the item Bluetooth Serial Port and click Configure.
4. On the Bluetooth Properties dialog on the General tab set the checkbox marked Startup Automatically and the checkbox marked Secure Communication.
5. On the Bluetooth Properties dialog on the Notifications tab set the checkbox Do not provide notification and click on OK.
6 Click Finish On the Bluetooth Services Selection page.
Step 3: Turn on Bluetooth Discovery on your computer.
1. Right click on the symbol on your Taskbar and select the item Advanced Configuration from the menu, this opens the Bluetooth Configuration dialog.
2. On the Bluetooth Configuration dialog select the Accessibility tab.
3. Set the check mark next to Let other Bluetooth devices discover this computer.
4. Click on OK to close the Bluetooth Configuration dialog.
Step 4: Setup and run the PM7000 Simulator on your computer.
On your computer, follow the steps below:
1. Launch the application PmStart.exe
2. Work through the Introduction, clicking Next on each step and Finish on the last step.
3. After the introduction the PmStart Simulator setup utility is presented.
4. Select the simulator you want to run from the list at the top of the dialog. If the simulator is not in the list click on Browse and then specify the simulator to use.
5. In the section labeled Specify how the Simulator is to communicate with PmScreen.exe select Remote serial connection.
6. In the section labeled Which serial port is the simulator to use select the COM port added in step 2 above. If you are not sure which port was added, click on Search for Ports and select the port from the drop down list.
7. Finally click on Start the Simulator.
Step 6: Turn on Bluetooth on your PDA.
On the Start screen of your PDA click on the symbol in the bottom right corner of the screen and select Turn Bluetooth On.
Step 7: Create a Device-Pairing between your PDA and your computer.
1. On the Start screen of your PDA click on the symbol in the bottom right corner of the screen and select the item Bluetooth Manager from the menu.
2. On the Bluetooth page click on Tools and select the item Paired Devices. This opens the Bluetooth Paired devices page.
3. Click on Add. this opens the Bluetooth: Device Pairing page.
4. Click on the symbol. This opens the Bluetooth Browser. Wait while your PDA searches for available devices.
5. If your computer does not appear in the list click on the symbol. This forces the PDA to scan for nearby Bluetooth devices.
6. Select your computer from the list of Bluetooth devices. This then returns to the Device Pairing page.
7. Enter a Passkey for example “1234” then click on OK (in the top right hand corner).
8. On your COMPUTER you will see the message Bluetooth PIN Code Required, click on the message, then on the Bluetooth PIN Code Request dialog enter the same passkey as you entered on your PDA then click OK.
8. Click OK on the Paired Devices page, then click X (in the top right corner) to close the Bluetooth Manager.
Step 8: Run PmScreen.exe on your PDA.
On your PDA, follow the steps below:
1. Launch the application PmScreen.exe
2 On the Welcome screen, click on the Port menu and select Other Port.
3. Click on Search to scan your PDA for ports.
4. In the drop down list, select the port marked COMxx: – Bluetooth serial port. Some PDA’s will have two entries for Bluetooth ports in which case the Outgoing port is usually the higher numbered. On some HP iPAQ PDA’s this is COM8.
5. Click on OK, this will open the Bluetooth Browser (on the PDA).
6. Select your computer from the list of Bluetooth devices.
7. On your COMPUTER there will be a message saying Bluetooth Authorisation Requested
8. Click on the message, this opens the Bluetooth Service Authorization dialog.
9. Set the check box Always Allow this device to access this service, then click on OK.
10. PmScreen should now connect to the simulator running on your Computer.
Instructions for the next or subsequent time a Simulator is used with your PDA.
After the first time, many of the steps above are simplified or are not required.
The only steps required are:
Step 3: Turn on discovery on your computer.
Step 4: Setup and run the simulator on your computer.
Step 8: Run PmScreen.exe on your PDA.