APPNOTE: Using a PM7000 Simulator with a PDA over a Bluetooth link

Article ID: 051222sab
Last Reviewed: February 13, 2006

The information in this article applies to:

  • The PM7000 Simulator when running on a PC and communicating to a PDA over a Bluetooth link.

Target Audience.

This article is aimed at:

  • Advanced users of the PM7000 Simulator.

Summary.

The PM7000 Simulator runs on a PC and can communicate over a bluetooth link with a PDA. This provides an valuable training and demonstration tool for existing or prospective users of the PM7000.
This application note gives the procedure to setup and run the PM7000 Simulator when using a Bluetooth link to a PDA.

PC Operating System support.

For the LinkSys USBBT100 Bluetooth adaptor, Windows XP Service Pack 2 is required.
For the Kensington #33085 Bluetooth adaptor, Windows XP Service Pack 1 or 2  is required,
Use with Windows 2000, Windows ME and Windows 98 is not recommended. Operation with these operating systems is dependent upon the quality of the drivers supplied by the manufacturer of the USB to Bluetooth adaptor. Problems have been experienced in the past with the supplied drivers.

How to find out if Windows XP service pack 2 is installed ?

Mobile Operating System support.

Windows Mobile 2003  (sometimes referred to as Pocket PC 4.20),
Windows Mobile 2003 Second Edition   (sometimes referred to as Pocket PC 4.21)
Windows Mobile 5.0   (sometimes referred to as Pocket PC 5.0).

How to find out which operating system is on your PDA ?

Before you start.

You will need a copy of the following two files on your computer,
PM7000.exe, the Simulator application.
PMStart.exe, the setup and launch utility for Simulators.

You will need a copy of the following application installed on your PDA,
PmScreen.exe, see APPNOTE: Installing PmScreen on a PDA
(Note that this PmScreen.exe is the one supplied with the Simulator files and is not the same as the PmScreen.exe installed with Pronto for Windows).

You will need a USB to Bluetooth adaptor.

The instructions depend on your Bluetooth adaptor and PDA operating system.

Click here if using the LinkSys USBBT100 adaptor and Windows Mobile 2003 (including second edition).
Click here if using the LinkSys USBBT100 adaptor and Windows Mobile 5.0
Click here if using the Kensington #33085 adaptor and Windows Mobile 2003 (including second edition).
Click here if using the Kensington #33085 adaptor and Windows Mobile 5.0

How to find out if Windows XP service pack 2 is installed ?

Click on the Start button then select Control Panel.
On the Control Panel open the Help menu and select the item About Windows.
On the About Windows dialog find the second line of text starting with Version 5.1 (build …. and it will end with the text : Service Pack 2).

How to find out which operating system is on your PDA ?

On the Start screen of your PDA click on the Start button then select Settings from the menu. On the System tab select the item About.