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User's Guide

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  • Page 1 User’s Guide...
  • Page 3 Acer d100 series Portable Navigator User’s Guide Original issue: July 2005 Acer and the Acer logo are registered trademarks of Acer Inc. Other products or system names appearing in this document are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners. Further, the symbols are not used in the text.
  • Page 4 Lamp(s) inside this product contain mercury and must be recycled or disposed of according to local, state or federal laws. For more information, contact the Electronic Industries Alliance at www.eiae.org. For lamp-specific disposal information, check www.lamprecycle.org. Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Cradle .............................. 6 Car charger ............................6 Acer d100 series setup........................7 Unpack the Acer d100 series......................7 Set up the Acer d100 series on your vehicle................. 8 Start up the Acer d100 series ......................11 – – Hardware interface ........................15 Using the touch screen backlight ....................
  • Page 6 Using Contacts ..........................30 Creating a new contact......................31 Editing contact information .......................31 Navigating to a contacts address ....................32 Exporting contacts from your Acer d100 series ..............32 Importing contacts from your Acer d100 series:..............33 Deleting a contact ........................34 Contacts Exchange ........................35 Using Contacts Exchange......................35...
  • Page 7 Date Time ............................51 Language ............................51 System Info ............................52 – – Using your Acer d100 series safely ....................53 Driving precautions ......................... 53 Operating precautions ........................54 Storage precautions ........................56 Accessories and repair precautions..................... 56 Cleaning your Acer d100 series ....................56 Troubleshooting your Acer d100 series..................
  • Page 8 Table of contents Notice: Peripheral devices ......................67 Caution..............................67 Operation conditions ........................67 Notice: Canadian users ........................68 Remarque à l’intention des utilisateurs canadiens..............68 Declaration of Conformity for EU countries................68 Important safety instructions ...................... 68 LCD pixel statement ........................68 Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • 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 d100 series Portable Navigator. Powerful system •...
  • Page 10: Ergonomic Features

    Photo for your favourite digital pictures Contacts management programs • Contacts for managing contact information on your device • Acer d100 series Contacts Exchange for managing contact information on your computer • Microsoft ActiveSync 3.8 for synchronizing contact information Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 11: System Tour

    This chapter describes the hardware interface of the Acer d100 series 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 12 Press to decrease volume. Speaker Emits system sounds. Note: For more information on how to use your Acer d100 series in navigation mode, refer to the Destinator DS Quick Starter Guide or the Destinator DS User’s Guide (located in the Destinator DS CD).
  • Page 13: Right And Left Panels

    SD/MMC slot Accepts SD and MMC storage cards, allowing you to use audio, image, and map files stored in it for use with internal applications. You can also use it to back up data from your device. Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 14: Top And Bottom Views

    Press to perform a soft reset if the device freezes (i.e., device no longer responds to the buttons on the screen). 8-pin cradle connector Connects the device to the cradle, which in turn connects to the car mount. Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 15: Acer D100 Series Feature Highlights

    First things first Peripherals tour This section gives you a tour of the peripherals bundled with your Acer d100 series. Car mount kit The car mount kit consists of the car mount and the cradle. Car mount Component Description Cradle plate Connects the car mount to the cradle.
  • Page 16: Cradle

    Accepts the pegs on the cradle plate of the car mount. Car charger Component Description Cigarette lighter plug Connects to the vehicle’s cigarette lighter outlet. Power plug Connects to the power connector on the device or cradle. Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 17: Acer D100 Series Setup

    First things first Acer d100 series setup Using your new Acer d100 series is a doddle. 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: 1.
  • Page 18: Set Up The Acer D100 Series On Your Vehicle

    First things first Set up the Acer d100 series on your vehicle The Acer d100 series 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 19 Insert the pegs on the car mount’s cradle plate to the holes on the back of the cradle, then move the cradle downwards until both parts are engaged. 4. Insert the Destinator DS SD card into the device. Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 20 Connect the car charger to the power connector on the cradle. b. Plug the other end of the car charger to your vehicle’s cigarette lighter. The power LED indicator lights up orange during charging. The hot keys backlight is also lit up. Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 21: Start Up The Acer D100 Series

    Start up the Acer d100 series After mounting the Acer d100 series on your vehicle it is ready to be used. You can now turn it on to calibrate the screen. After screen calibration, proceed to system settings configuration.
  • Page 22 Home panel. To configure system settings: If you intend to start using your Acer d100 series 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 23 3. To set the system date and time, tap 4. Tap Date. a. Tap under the Year, Month, and Day settings to set the date values. b. Tap to apply the changes made. 5. Tap Time. Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 24 For more information on the rest of the system configuration options, go to “Chapter 5 – System configuration”. Congratulations! Your new Acer d100 series is now ready for use. Proceed “Chapter 2 – Acer d100 series fundamentals” for more information on the device’s user interface or you can refer to the Destinator DS Quick...
  • Page 25: Hardware Interface

    MMC storage cards that you can use to back up or transfer files and data. Also, the Acer d100 series’s GPS navigation system has its core on the Destinator DS program. Using this program requires that users load the digital maps available in the Destinator DS SD card included with the device.
  • Page 26 1. 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. 2. Gently remove the card from the slot. Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 27: 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 d100 series as a USB mass storage device, with the SD/MMC card shown as a sub-folder. Once connected, you can: •...
  • Page 28 To install Microsoft ActiveSync on your computer: 1. Close any open programs, including those that run at startup, and disable any virus-scanning software. 2. Insert the Acer d100 series Companion CD into your computer’s CD-ROM drive. The CD's welcome page appears.
  • Page 29 For detailed information on how to use ActiveSync on your computer, start ActiveSync on your computer, click Help, then Microsoft ActiveSync Help. 6. Proceed to the Acer d100 series Contacts Exchange installation on the next section. Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 30 Acer d100 fundamentals Installing Acer d100 series Contacts Exchange Use Contacts Exchange to manage the contact information located on your device and on your computer. This PC program shares the same contact database as the Contacts component of Microsoft Outlook. It only has an import/export function;...
  • Page 31: Creating A Partnership

    Creating a partnership After completing the installation procedures, set up a partnership between your Acer d100 series and your computer with the help of the New Partnership setup wizard. Once you’ve created a partnership, you will be able to synchronize contact contacts”...
  • Page 32 The New Partnership setup wizard will automatically start on your computer screen. 3. Follow the onscreen instructions. 4. When prompted to select the items to be synchronized, select only ContactSync. 5. Click Finish on the Setup Complete dialog box. Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 33: Using The Car Mount

    USB cable. Using the car mount The Acer d100 series’s car mount features a firm grip suction cup that provides a steady vibration-free support even during sharp turns. The swiveling mechanism and axial rod allow users to position the device in the best viewing angle possible.
  • Page 34 Press the cradle’s release button . b. Pull the device up to detach it from the cradle. 2. Detach the car mount from the windshield. a. Flip the locking lever towards yourself to release the vacuum seal of the suction cup. Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 35: Recharging The Acer D100 Series

    Pull the car mount away from the windshield. Recharging the Acer d100 series Your Acer d100 series uses a high-density rechargeable 2200 mAh Lithium Ion battery. The status icon located on the top left corner of the Main Menu panel indicates the level of the device’s battery power.
  • Page 36 Acer d100 fundamentals If the battery level becomes low in the course of normal use, recharge the device. Normally, you can use the AC adapter to recharge your Acer d100 series. However, this may be difficult when there’s no available AC power outlet on hand.
  • Page 37: Command Interface

    Acer d100 series to a computer. Command interface Using the hot keys The hot keys on your Acer d100 series allow users to: • - Control the volume level of system sounds •...
  • Page 38: Using The Acer D100 Series Touch Screen

    Acer d100 fundamentals Using the Acer d100 series touch screen The Acer d100 series 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 with an awkwardly shaped one! In this Guide, the tap and hold-and-drag actions are done by: •...
  • Page 39 Refer to the Destinator DS Quick Starter Guide or the Destinator DS User’s Guide for more information on how to use this program. • – Tap to open the System panel to configure the device’s user preferences. Go to “Chapter 5 – System configuration” for more information. Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 40: Contacts

    Using Contacts To open Contacts: • on the Main Menu panel. The Contacts control pad displays. The control pad displays the list of contacts and several command buttons for performing various Contacts tasks. Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 41: Creating A New Contact

    1. In the Contacts control pad, tap the contact you wish to edit. 2. Tap Edit. CAD to be provided next review. 3. Enter the new information for the contact. 4. Tap (XXXXX) to save the new contact. Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 42: Navigating To A Contacts Address

    For more information on how to work in navigation mode, refer to the Destinator DS Quick Starter Guide or the Destinator DS User’s Guide (located in the Destinator DS CD). Exporting contacts from your Acer d100 series Insert an SD or MMC storage card into the device.
  • Page 43: Importing Contacts From Your Acer D100 Series

    Use Contacts Exchange to import this contact file to your computer. Refer to the “Importing contacts from your Acer d100 series” section. Importing contacts from your Acer d100 series: Insert the SD or MMC storage card containing the contact file(s) you wish to import into the device.
  • Page 44: Deleting A Contact

    Selected contact file will be added to the Contacts list. Deleting a contact 1. In the Contacts control pad, tap the contact you wish to delete. 2. Tap Delete. Tap Yes to confirm the deletion. CAD to be provided next review. Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 45: Contacts Exchange

    Contacts management Contacts Exchange Use Acer d100 series Contacts Exchange to manage the contact information located on your device and on your computer. This PC program shares the same contact database as the Contacts component of Microsoft Outlook. It only has an import/export function; you still have to create contact entries in Microsoft Outlook Contacts.
  • Page 46: Exporting Contacts From Your Computer

    4. Click Selected Only on the Contacts Exchange window. 5. Click the contact(s) you want to export. 6. Click Export. 7. Select the drive name corresponding to the Acer d100 series. 8. Type a filename for the contact file. 9. Click OK.
  • Page 47: Importing Contacts From Your Acer D100 Series

    2. Perform steps 2 through 4 of the previous section. 3. Click Import. 4. Select the drive name corresponding to the Acer d100 series. 5. Select the contact entries you want to import. 6. Click OK.
  • Page 48: Activesync

    ActiveSync Use ActiveSync to synchronize the contact information located on your Acer d100 series and your computer. Each time you synchronize, ActiveSync compares the information on your device with the information on your computer and updates both locations. This means you’ll always have the most up-to-date contacts list wherever you are.
  • Page 49 5. Click OK. The settings you’ve selected would apply to all future contacts synchronizations. 6. Click Sync to start contacts synchronization. Contact information located on your Acer d100 series and your computer will now be synchronized. Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 50: Multimedia Mode Overview

    This is for safety reasons so as not to distract the driver’s attention from the road. Multimedia mode overview In addition to its navigating function, your Acer d100 series is also a mobile entertainment tool that lets you enjoy your digital music and image collection on the road.
  • Page 51: Using Mp3

    The program will automatically scan the device SD/MMC card for supported digital files. Only sub-directories containing compatible music files will be displayed. 2. Search for the file you want to play. or use the joystick to scroll through all available files. Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 52 The icons in the playback pad let you control the playback mode. • – Tap to pause or resume playback. • – Tap to stop playback. • – Hold and drag the slider of the progress bar to adjust the progress of the current track. Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 53 An enabled Shuffle mode is indicated by the word ‘Random’ on the playback display pad, and a fade-out Random icon. • To disable the Shuffle mode, tap the fade-out RANDOM button. Tapping REPEAT will automatically disable the Shuffle mode. Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 54 Hold and drag the slider of the volume progress bar . This will only affect the volume of the track playback. • Press the volume hot keys . This will also adjust the sound level for the device’s system sounds. Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 55: Photo

    Photo These days every mobile gadget seems to be equipped with a digital camera, better for capturing that spontaneous moment. With Acer d100 series you can keep these images of your favorite moments as mobile as you are by using Photo. The program features: •...
  • Page 56: Viewing Files In Full Screen Mode

    When in a Zoom In state, you can hold and drag the image to pan it in any direction you want. • or press the Zoom Out hot key to zoom out the image display. Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 57: Viewing Files In Slide Show Mode

    To enable the Slide Show mode: • In Thumbnail or Full Screen mode, tap Slide Show. Tap the touch screen or press the joystick to stop the slide show and return to the previous viewing mode. Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 58: System Settings Overview

    System configuration This chapter describes the ways you can customize your Acer d100 series 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 59: Customizing User Preferences

    To set the system sounds volume level: 1. Tap to adjust the volume level. 2. Tap to apply the changes made. To enable tap sounds: 1. Tap the Enable sounds for taps check box. 2. Tap to apply the changes made. Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 60: Power

    3. Tap to apply the changes made. To enable the hot keys backlight when running on AC power: 1. Tap the Hot keys backlight on when AC-in check box. 2. Tap to apply the changes made. Backlight Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 61: Date Time

    1, 2, or 3 minutes. 2. Tap to apply the changes made. Date Time Go to step 3 of the “To configure system settings” section for instructions on how to set the system date and time. Language Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 62: System Info

    System configuration The Acer d100 series’s user interface supports five pre-loaded languages: International English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish. Additional language support is provided in navigation mode (i.e., when using Destinator DS). This includes Danish, Dutch, Norwegian, Portuguese, and Swedish.
  • Page 63: Using Your Acer D100 Series Safely

    Lists of frequently-asked questions (FAQs) and user support contact information are also provided for reference. Using your Acer d100 series safely The precautions and instructions stated in this Guide shall be executed in the English language. In the event of any discrepancy between the English language original hereof and any translation hereof into any other language, the English language original shall govern.
  • Page 64: Operating Precautions

    Although reasonable attempt has been made to ensure that the database in your Acer d100 series is accurate, such information may change from time to time. The Acer d100 series database does not include any of the following: o Legal restrictions (such as vehicular type, weight, height, width, load...
  • Page 65 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 d100 series when leaving your vehicle overnight.
  • Page 66: Storage Precautions

    70°C (41° to 158°F). 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 67: Resetting The Acer D100 Series

    7. Tap to apply the changes made. Resetting the Acer d100 series 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 68: Loading The Factory Default Settings

    5. After the factory reset, reconfigure your device’s user preferences. Resetting the GPS function In the following circumstances, the TTFF (Time To Fix First) values of your Acer d100 series may be longer than usual. • After a long period of inactivity •...
  • Page 69: Faqs

    The GPS reset process will take about a minute to complete. FAQs This section lists down frequently-asked questions that may arise during the use of your Acer d100 series, and gives easy answers and solutions to these questions. Aspect Question...
  • Page 70 This is due to the nature of the GPS algorithm and rotational velocity between the satellites and planet Earth, and deemed normal and is not the fault of your Acer d100 series device. How do I acquire a GPS fix within Perform a GPS reset. Go to the “Resetting the...
  • Page 71: Customer Support

    System maintenance and user support Customer support Technical assistance If you encounter a problem with your Acer d100 series, review the following first: • “Troubleshooting your Acer d100 series” section • “FAQs” section • Latest Acer d100 series Portable Navigator User’s Guide on your regional Acer web site.
  • Page 72: Hardware Features

    System specifications This chapter lists the features and operating specifications of the Acer d100 series. Hardware features Aspect Description Processor Samsung S3C2410 266 MHz application processor GPS chipset SiRF Star II LP chipset with Xtrac v2 firmware Memory 64 MB SDRAM for system memory (for user applications and map •...
  • Page 73: Gps Specifications

    Destinator DS, features include: software Destinator Address Manager • Favourite destination hot list • Destination history • Navigation mode support for driving, hiking, and cycling activities • Trip planner • Map database NAVTEQ digital map database Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 74: Software Specifications

    10 m for 90% position fix (horizontal position) Velocity 0.1 m/s Protocol NMEA-0183 v3.0 supporting the following commands: • • • • • • Software specifications Aspect Description Operating Microsoft Windows CE .NET 4.2 system Navigation Destinator DS software Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 75: Design And Ergonomics

    Contacts Contacts for managing contact information on your device • management Acer d100 series Contacts Exchange for managing contact • information on your computer Microsoft ActiveSync 3.8 for synchronizing contact information • between your device and your computer Multimedia MP3 –...
  • Page 76: Environmental Specifications

    -40° to 60°C (-40° to 140°F) Relative humidity (non-condensing) Operating 20% to 90% RH Non-operating 20% to 90% RH Regulatory information This device fully satisfies the requirements for CE marking when used in a residential, commercial or light industrial environment. Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 77: Fcc Notices

    Changes or modifications not expressly approved by the manufacturer could void the user's authority, which is granted by the Federal Communications Commission, to operate this computer. Operation conditions This device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 78: 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 GPS series is in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Directive 1999/5/EC. (Please visit http://global.acer.com.)
  • Page 79: Lcd Pixel Statement

    If the product has been dropped or the case has been damaged. If the product exhibits a distinct change in performance, indicating a need for service. The Acer GPS uses a lithium battery. Replace the battery with the same type as the product's battery we recommend in the product specification list.
  • Page 81 38 joystick, 27 audio Main Menu panel, 28 earphone jack, cradle, 6 touch screen, 28 earphone jack, device, 3 Contacts hot keys, 2 creating, 31 speaker, 2 deleting, 34 specifications, 62 editing, 31 system settings, 49 Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 82 63 humidity, 66 flash memory, 62 temperature, 66 GPS antenna, 63 ergonomics GPS chipset, 62 Acer d100 series, 65 GPS receiver, 63 car mount, 65 processor, 62 dimensions, 65 system memory, 62 entertainment function, 66 Home panel.
  • Page 83 56 GPS reset, 58 storage precautions, 56 GPS specifications, 63 operating precautions SD/MMC slot location, 3 Acer d100 series, 54 car mount, 55 usage, 15 peripherals tour setup procedures calibrating the device, 11 car charger, 6 car mount, 5...
  • Page 84 52 setting auto-off timer, 51 setting system default, 12 setting brightness level, 51 System panel usage, 15 Backlight, 50 troubleshooting Date Time, 51 factory reset, 58 icons, 48 GPS reset, 58 Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 85 21 Zoom in hot key user preferences location, 2 date and time, 51 use in Photo, 46 hot keys backlight, 50 Zoom out hot key language options, 51 location, 2 use in Photo, 46 power, 50 Acer d100 Portable Navigator...

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