RD7100 cable, pipe and marker locators feature a Bluetooth wireless module, as standard, providing the ability to pair to a PC, Android or PDA devices running a compatible application.
NOTE: The RD7100 locator wireless features may be subject to national and or local regulations. Consult your local authorities for more information.
WARNING! Do not attempt any wireless connection in areas where such technology is considered hazardous. This may include: petrochemical facilities, medical facilities or around navigation equipment.
By default RD7100 locators are shipped with the Bluetooth wireless connection module disabled.
To switch Bluetooth On:
You can switch Bluetooth off to prolong battery life or comply with regulations in areas where wireless communications are considered hazardous.
To switch Bluetooth off:
Pair the RD7100 locator to your Android, PDA or PC device using its Bluetooth manager.
On the locator:
On your Android device:
NOTE: The procedure below describes the pairing process between a RD7100 locator and a PDA. Pairing to a PC follows the same steps for the RD7100 locator and similar steps for your PC or laptop. Consult your PC or laptop Bluetooth pairing instructions to pair with the RD7100 locator.
NOTE: The procedure for pairing your PDA may differ depending on the PDA make and model. The following procedure should apply to most PDAs.
On your PDA:
RD7100 locators can transmit survey measurements to a paired PDA device running a compatible program.
To set the locator to work with Radiodetection’s RD Map or SurveyCERT+ application, you need to set the data format to the PPP protocol:
The ASCII protocols can be used when using third party apps. Refer to the software supplier’s operation manual for instructions
When using the Bluetooth connection on the RD7100, the Bluetooth module is by default kept in standby mode. This can help to increase the locator battery life and in some applications reduce potential interference from the Bluetooth module.
The RD7100 locator provides users with the option to set the Bluetooth module to STANDBY or ON. In the ON position the Bluetooth module will be permanently ready to send data, which can help to speed up the transfer times compared to that of modules set to STANDBY mode
To set Bluetooth to STDBY :
To set Bluetooth connection mode to ON:
Successful wireless communication depends on a number of factors including: battery life, electromagnetic interference, device memory and physical obstructions.
Ensure that the RD7100 locator, and any other wireless device is sufficiently charged for wireless communication. Note that many PDAs will suspend wireless connections when their battery capacity drops below a threshold percentage. Consult your device’s documentation for more information.
Excessive electromagnetic interference can limit the range of wireless communication and / or corrupt data.
Your PDA device may have insufficient memory to maintain a wireless link, particularly if the connection is sustained over an hour or longer. Make sure you quit applications on your PDA using the method described in your device’s documentation.
Keep your paired device and the RD7100 locator within 10m (30ft) to maintain a wireless connection.
If you experience problems with the RD7100 wireless Bluetooth technology features, Radiodetection recommends resetting the connection and then pairing your device again.
To reset the wireless connections:
If an error occurs when attempting to perform any Bluetooth command using the locator to paired device, the LCD will display a code to help you resolve the problem on the locator.
The codes are as follows:
Bluetooth error codes