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  • Page 1 User’s Guide...
  • Page 3 Acer and its subsidiaries assume no responsibility for any damage or loss resulting from the use of this Acer e300 Series Travel Companion User’s Guide.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Chargers ... 11 USB cable... 11 ^ÅÉê=ÉPMM=pÉêáÉë=qê~îÉä=`çãé~åáçå=ëÉíìéKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKNO Set up the Acer e300 Series Travel Companion on your vehicle ... 13 Start up the Acer e300 Series Travel Companion... 16 Acer e300 Series Travel Companion fundamentals ... 20 Acer e300 Series Travel Companion fundamentals ... 20 e~êÇï~êÉ=áåíÉêÑ~ÅÉKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKOM...
  • Page 6 Using the Acer e300 Series Travel Companion touch screen ... 27 Using the Main menu panel ... 27 Contacts management... 29 Contacts management... 29 `çåí~Åíë KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK OV Multimedia mode... 30 Multimedia mode... 30 jìäíáãÉÇá~=ãçÇÉ=çîÉêîáÉï KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK PM jmPKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK PM Using MP3... 31 mÜçíçKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK PP...
  • Page 7 European Union (EU)... 54 List of applicable countries ... 55 The FCC RF safety requirement ... 55 Canada — Low-power license-exempt radio communication devices (RSS-210) ... 55 Exposure of humans to RF fields (RSS-102) ... 56 Acer e300 Series Travel Companion...
  • Page 9: Powerful System

    No more fumbling with wieldy, outdated paper maps. No more sheepish ”I think I’m lost” expression. And most definitely, no more going in circles finding that particular spot. Get to your destination the fast and easy way with your new Acer e300 Series Travel Companion. Powerful system •...
  • Page 10: Ergonomic Features

    Advanced power-saving options Multimedia programs • MP3 for your musical entertainment • Photo for your favourite digital pictures Contacts management programs • Contacts for managing contact information on your device • Microsoft ActiveSync for file transfer. Acer e300 Series Travel Companion...
  • Page 11: Unpack The Acer E300 Series Travel Companion

    Unpack the Acer e300 Series Travel Companion Thank you for purchasing the Acer e300 Series Travel Companion. The Acer e300 Series Travel Companion box contains all of the items listed below. • Acer e300 Series Travel Companion unit • Car mount kit...
  • Page 12 • Car charger • AC adaptor • Mini USB Sync and charge cable • Navigation software SD card • User documentation Acer e300 Series Travel Companion...
  • Page 13 Acer e300 Series Travel Companion CD Acer e300 Series Travel Companion Starter Guide Acer e300 Series Travel Companion Warranty Booklet Navigation software Quick Starter Guide Navigation software CD Optional accessories: GPS antenna TMSC module and antenna Report any product defects or missing items to the place of purchase immediately. Save the boxes and packing materials for future use.
  • Page 14: First Things First

    First things first This chapter describes the hardware interface of the Acer e300 Series Travel Companion and its peripherals. Instructions for setting up the device and some basic system operations are also discussed. System tour This section gives you a tour of the device hardware interface.
  • Page 15 Icon Note: For more information on how to use your Acer e300 Series Travel Companion in navigation mode, refer to the Navigation software Quick Starter Guide or the Navigation software User’s Guide (located in the Navigation software CD). Acer e300 Series Travel Companion...
  • Page 16: Top And Bottom Views

    Earphone jack Connects to audio lineout devices (earphones/headphones). Stylus Used as an input device for the e300. USB port Connects the device to computer running on the Microsoft Windows platform. Also serve as the power connector for charging the device.
  • Page 17: Right And Left Panels

    Right and left panels Icon Peripherals tour This section gives you a tour of the peripherals bundled with your Acer e300 Series Travel Companion. Car mount kit The car mount kit consists of the car mount and the car cradle.
  • Page 18: Car Mount And Car Cradle

    Can be adjusted in eight directions. Can be adjusted to further enhance the viewing comfort of the Acer e300 Series Travel Companion. Pull to release the vacuum seal of the suction cup. Fixes the car mount on the selected mounting area.
  • Page 19: Chargers

    If you remove the non-slip pad after placing it on a surface, the non-slip pad might leave an adhesive residue. Chargers Car charger USB cable The included USB cable is used to transfer files from your computer to your device as well as used for charging your device. Acer e300 Series Travel Companion Wall charger...
  • Page 20 Acer e300 Series Travel Companion setup Using your new Acer e300 Series Travel Companion is a snap. Unpack, mount, turn on, and you’re ready to go. Perform the following easy installation tasks to start using the device straight out of the box:...
  • Page 21: Set Up The Acer E300 Series Travel Companion On Your Vehicle

    Set up the Acer e300 Series Travel Companion on your vehicle The Acer e300 Series Travel Companion comes with a car mount kit and a car charger with which you can set up your device on your vehicle. You can choose to position the car mount kit on the windshield using the suction cup, or on the dashboard using the self-adhesive power disc connector.
  • Page 22 • Insert the pegs on the car mount’s cradle plate to the holes on the back of the car cradle, then move the car cradle in the directions shown, until both parts are engaged. Insert the Navigation software SD card into the device. Acer e300 Series Travel Companion...
  • Page 23 If you planned on using the device while hiking, for best reception, be sure to hold it at a 45° angle. After setting up the device on the car mount, connect the car charger. Acer e300 Series Travel Companion First things first...
  • Page 24: Start Up The Acer E300 Series Travel Companion

    However, for maximum usage time you need to charge your device to full capacity. Go to the Start up the Acer e300 Series Travel Companion Before mounting the Acer e300 Series Travel Companion on your vehicle, you should first calibrate the screen. After screen calibration, proceed to system settings configuration.
  • Page 25 To configure system settings: If you intend to start using your Acer e300 Series Travel Companion at once, we recommend that you configure the language and date/time settings first. The rest of the user preferences can be set up later.
  • Page 26 First things first Congratulations! Your new Acer e300 Series Travel Companion is now ready for use. Proceed to “Chapter 2 – Acer e300 Series Travel Companion fundamentals” for more information on the device’s user interface or you can refer to the Navigation software Quick Starter Guide to start using the device in navigation mode.
  • Page 28: Acer E300 Series Travel Companion Fundamentals

    SD and MMC storage cards that you can use to back up or transfer files and data. Also, the Acer e300’s GPS navigation system has its core on the Navigation software program. Using this program requires that users load the digital maps available in the Navigation software SD card included with the device.
  • Page 29 Hold the device securely; then push against the top of the card, as if you were pushing it further into the slot, letting the card spring out. An audible system sound will signal that the card has been released. Gently remove the card from the slot. Acer e300 Series Travel Companion...
  • Page 30: Establishing Device-pc Connection

    Establishing device-PC connection The USB cable that comes with your device enables you to connect the device to your computer. File Explorer displays the Acer e300 Series Travel Companion as a USB mass storage device, with the SD/MMC card shown as a sub-folder.
  • Page 31 If you have a previous version of the Microsoft ActiveSync installed in your computer, uninstall it first before installing the latest version of Microsoft ActiveSync from the Acer e300 Series Travel Companion CD. Microsoft ActiveSync does not support sync function on this device, it only supports file transfer.
  • Page 32: Recharging The Acer E300 Series Travel Companion

    In case all data is lost, the next time you power on the device you will be prompted to restore the data. The Acer e300 Series Travel Companion can be turned on without battery, it should be connected to an AC power (car charger, AC adapter) and the battery cover covered.
  • Page 33 “Establishing device-PC connection” section for instructions on how to connect your Acer e300 Series Travel Companion to a computer. You cannot simultaneously charge the device while transferring files thru the USB cable. The device will recharge the battery only after the finishing the file transfer function.
  • Page 34: Using The Hot Keys

    Command interface Using the hot keys The hot keys on your Acer e300 Series Travel Companion allow users to: • +/- - Control the volume level of sound from the speaker • - Return to the Main Menu Panel/Launch the Navigation panel...
  • Page 35: Using The Acer E300 Series Travel Companion Touch Screen

    Using the Acer e300 Series Travel Companion touch screen The Acer e300 Series Travel Companion touch sensitive screen allows for a more natural way of entering information into the device using fingers instead of a stylus—no more wasted time finding a lost stylus or fumbling...
  • Page 36 Photo for picture mode operation. Go to mode” for more information. to launch the Contacts program to access your contacts to open the Settings panel to configure the device’s “Chapter 5 – System configuration” for more Acer e300 Series Travel Companion...
  • Page 37: Contacts Management

    You can enter multiple address entries for each contact. This program is integrated with your Navigation software enabling users to treat all address entries as possible destination points in navigation mode. Acer e300 Series Travel Companion CHAPTER 3 CHAPTER 3...
  • Page 38: Multimedia Mode

    Series Travel Companion. Multimedia mode overview In addition to its navigating function, your Acer e300 Series Travel Companion is also a mobile entertainment tool that lets you enjoy your digital music and image collection on the road. MP3 and Photo extend your device’s function to the multimedia scene.
  • Page 39: Using Mp3

    You can choose to shuffle the playback sequence to play files in random order. • To enable the “Random” mode, tap A fade-out shuffle icon indicates enabled “Random” mode. • To disable the Random mode, tap the fade-out Random button. Acer e300 Series Travel Companion...
  • Page 40 • Press the volume hot keys +/-. This will also adjust the sound level for the device’s system sounds. will automatically disable the Random mode. will automatically disable the Repeat mode. Acer e300 Series Travel Companion...
  • Page 41: Using Photo

    Photo These days every mobile gadget seems to be equipped with a digital camera, better for capturing that spontaneous moment. With Acer e300 Series Travel Companion you can keep these images of your favorite moments as mobile as you are by using Photo. The program features: •...
  • Page 42: Viewing Files In Slide Show Mode

    3-second interval. To enable the Slide Show mode: • In Thumbnail or Full Screen mode, tap Tap the touch screen to stop the slide show and return to the previous viewing mode. Acer e300 Series Travel Companion...
  • Page 43: System Configuration

    System configuration This chapter describes the ways you can customize your Acer e300 Series Travel Companion by setting user preferences. System settings overview You can adjust the settings of your device to suit the way you work. Adjusting certain settings, such as those for system volume, power LED, and hot keys/ touch screen backlight may increase your standby time.
  • Page 44: Volume

    Back to Factory Default, toggle for Acer e300 Series Travel Companion...
  • Page 45: Language

    Options include Never, backlight off after 1, 5, 10 or 30 minutes. Language The Acer e300 Series Travel Companion’s user interface supports multiple pre-loaded languages. Go to step 2 of the on how to set the system language.
  • Page 46: System Maintenance And User Support

    Lists of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and user support contact information are also provided for reference. Using your Acer e300 Series Travel Companion safely The precautions and instructions stated in this Guide shall be executed in the English language.
  • Page 47: Operating Precautions

    • Although reasonable attempt has been made to ensure that the database in your Acer e300 Series Travel Companion is accurate, such information may change from time to time. The Acer e300 Series Travel Companion database does not include any of the following: 1.
  • Page 48 • If the car mount has problems staying on, clean the plastic suction cup with alcohol, then reinstall. Moistening the suction cup may help adhesion in some cases. Acer e300 Series Travel Companion...
  • Page 49 The dip in humidity and temperature at night may loosen the adhesion of the suction cup. For this reason, as well as for security, it is recommended that you remove both the car mount kit and the Acer e300 Series Travel Companion when leaving your vehicle overnight.
  • Page 50: Storage Precautions

    60°C. Accessories and repair precautions • Only Acer authorized accessories should be use with the device. The use of incompatible accessories could result in bodily injury and/or damage to the device. The use of unauthorized accessories will also void your warranty.
  • Page 51: Resetting The Acer E300 Series Travel Companion

    Tap “Calibration” on the Misc. screen. Follow the onscreen instructions. Resetting the Acer e300 Series Travel Companion You may have to perform a reset if the device freezes (i.e., device no longer responds to the buttons on the screen). A soft reset allows your device to get a fresh start, similar to rebooting a computer.
  • Page 52: Loading The Factory Default Settings

    After the factory reset, reconfigure your device’s user preferences. Performing a factory default will erase the RAM, reset the GPS and erase all the user/application data on the unit’s Flash disc. The data on the SD card will not be erased. Acer e300 Series Travel Companion...
  • Page 53 FAQs This section lists down frequently asked questions that may arise during the use of your Acer e300 Series Travel Companion, and gives easy answers and solutions to these questions. Aspect Audio Why is there no sound coming from the device?
  • Page 54 GPS settings to reset. Perform a soft reset on the device. Go to the “Resetting the Acer e300 Series Travel Companion“ section for instructions. The battery power may be depleted. Recharge the device.
  • Page 55: Customer Support

    Customer support Technical assistance If you encounter a problem with your Acer e300 Series Travel Companion, review the following first: • “Troubleshooting your Acer e300 Series Travel • “FAQs” section • Latest Acer e300 Series Travel Companion User’s Guide on your regional Acer web site.
  • Page 56: System Specifications

    System specifications This chapter lists the features and operating specifications of the Acer e300 Series Travel Companion. Hardware features Aspect Processor GPS chipset Memory Power Display Audio Connectivity Hardware command interface Software specifications Aspect Operating system Acer e300 Series Travel Companion...
  • Page 57: Design And Ergonomics

    Compact and lightweight User-friendly interface Power-saving options Mobile design Entertainment function Acer e300 Series Travel Companion • Vehicle and pedestrian navigation • Simple operation, intuitive menus and touch screen buttons Description Contacts • Maximum capacity of 500 contact entries •...
  • Page 58: Environmental Specifications

    Car charger • AC adaptor • USB cable • External GPS antenna • External TMC antenna Aspect Operating 0° to 40°C Storage -20° to 60°C Operating 20% to 90% RH Non-operating 20% to 90% RH Description Acer e300 Series Travel Companion...
  • Page 59: Fcc Notice

    This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two conditions: (1) this device may not cause harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation. Acer e300 Series Travel Companion...
  • Page 60: Notice: Canadian Users

    Cet appareil numerique de la classe B est conforme a la norme NMB-003 du Canada. Declaration of Conformity for EU countries Hereby, Acer, declares that this Acer e300 Series Travel Companion is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. (Please visit http://global.acer.com/products/pda/reg-pda/index.htm for complete...
  • Page 61 If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a need for service. The Acer e300 Series Travel Companion uses a lithium battery. Replace the battery with the same type as the product's battery we recommend in the product specification list. Use of another battery may present a risk of fire or explosion.
  • Page 62: Lcd Pixel Statement

    73/23/EEC Low Voltage Directive EN 60950 89/336/EEC Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Directive EN 55022 EN 55024 EN 61000-3-2/-3 99/5/EC Radio & Telecommunications Terminal Equipment (R&TTE) Directive Art.3.1a) EN 60950 Art.3.1b) EN 301 489 -1/-17 Art.3.2) EN 300 328-2 Acer e300 Series Travel Companion...
  • Page 63: List Of Applicable Countries

    The radiated output power of the wireless LAN Mini PCI Card and Bluetooth card is far below the FCC radio frequency exposure limits. Nevertheless, the Acer e300 Series Travel Companion shall be used in such a manner that the potential for human contact during normal operation...
  • Page 64: Exposure Of Humans To Rf Fields (rss-102)

    Exposure of humans to RF fields (RSS-102) The Acer e300 Series Travel Companion employs low gain integral antennas that do not emit RF field in excess of Health Canada limits for the general population; consult Safety Code 6, obtainable from Health Canada's website at www.hc-sc.gc.ca/rpb.
  • Page 65 8 speaker, 7 specifications, 47 system settings, 36 backlight hot keys, 36 touch screen, 20 basic operations Acer e300 Series Travel Companion CHAPTER 7 CHAPTER 7 command interface, 26 hardware interface, 20 battery lost data warning, 24 specifications, 47...
  • Page 66 Acer e3XX, 39 car mount, 40 peripherals tour car mount, 10 chargers, 11 USB cable, 11 Photo program changing image orientation, 34 changing magnification level, 34 features, 33 Full Screen mode, 33 opening program, 33 Acer e300 Series Travel Companion...
  • Page 67 Slide Show mode, 34 soft reset button, 9 performing, 42 software specifications address book, 48 multimedia, 48 Acer e300 Series Travel Companion navigation, 48 operating system, 47 speaker, 7 storage card inserting into device, 21 removing from device, 21 system configuration...
  • Page 68 36 System panel, 35 volume, 36 volume enabling tap sound, 36 setting volume level, 36 Zoom in hot key location, 7 use in Photo, 34 Zoom out hot key location, 7 use in Photo, 34 Acer e300 Series Travel Companion...

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