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  • Page 3 Acer d100 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 5 Car charger ............................. 6 ' ' ' ' ) ) ) ) Unpack the Acer d100........................7 Set up the Acer d100 on your vehicle ..................8 Start up the Acer d100 ......................... 11 * * * * ! ! ! !
  • Page 6 && && Using the hot keys ......................... 27 Using the joystick ........................... 27 Using the Acer d100 touch screen ..................... 28 Using the Main menu panel ......................28 / / / / 0 0 0 0 # # # #...
  • Page 7 Storage precautions........................56 Accessories and repair precautions ..................56 % % % % % % % % Recalibrating the screen ......................56 Resetting the Acer d100 ......................57 Loading the factory default settings..................58 Resetting the GPS function......................58 & &...
  • Page 8 No more fumbling with wieldy, outdated paper maps.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 Portable Navigator. & &...
  • Page 9 & & & & & & & • Contacts for managing contact information on your device • Acer d100 Contacts Exchange for managing contact information on your computer • Microsoft ActiveSync 3.8 for synchronizing contact information Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 11 ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! This chapter describes the hardware interface of the Acer d100 and its peripherals. Instructions for setting up the device and some basic system operations are also discussed. & & & & 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 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 You can also use it to back up data from your device. Earphone jack Connects to audio line-out devices (earphones/headphones). USB port Connects the device to computer running on the Microsoft Windows platform. Power connector Connects the device to an AC power outlet. Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 14 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 First things first ' ' ' ' This section gives you a tour of the peripherals bundled with your Acer d100. & & & & 9 9 9 9 The car mount kit consists of the car mount and the cradle.
  • Page 16 Accepts the pegs on the cradle plate of the car mount. &' &' &' &' 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: Car Mount

    First things first ' ' ' ' Using your new Acer d100 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 First things first The Acer d100 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 Go to the “Recharging the device” section for instructions. After mounting the Acer d100 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. & If you intend to start using your Acer d100 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 is now ready for use. Proceed to “Chapter 2 – Acer d100 fundamentals” for more information on the device’s user interface or you can refer to the Destinator DS Quick Starter...
  • Page 25 MMC storage cards that you can use to back up or transfer files and data. Also, the Acer d100’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 < < < < The USB cable that comes with your device enables you to connect the device to your computer. File Explorer displays the Acer d100 as a USB mass storage device, with the SD/MMC card shown as a sub-folder. Once connected, you can: •...
  • Page 28 1. Close any open programs, including those that run at startup, and disable any virus-scanning software. 2. Insert the Acer d100 Companion CD into your computer’s CD-ROM drive. The CD s welcome page appears. 3. Click the installation language of your choice.
  • Page 29 (on the lower right-hand corner of the screen). 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 Contacts Exchange installation on the next section. Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 30 Microsoft Outlook Contacts. 1. Click Install Contacts Exchange on the Please select your task screen. The installation wizard will automatically begin. 2. Follow the on-screen instructions. 3. Click Finish after the installation process is completed. Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 31 Acer d100 fundamentals After completing the installation procedures, set up a partnership between your Acer d100 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 information using ActiveSync.
  • 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 & & & The Acer d100’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. And being of a portable nature, users can easily detach the unit for use in other vehicles (e.g.
  • 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 Pull the car mount away from the windshield. Your Acer d100 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 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. However, this may be difficult when there’s no available AC power outlet on hand.
  • Page 37 Acer d100 to a computer. && && && && The hot keys on your Acer d100 allow users to: • - Control the volume level of system sounds • - Control the magnification level of images •...
  • Page 38 Acer d100 fundamentals + + + + The Acer d100 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 + + + + • 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 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 & % & % Insert an SD or MMC storage card into the device. Exported contact file(s) will be saved to this storage card for later access from your computer. 2. Tap in the Contacts control pad. Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 43 Selected contact(s) will be exported to the SD/MMC card installed in your device. 4. Click OK on the completion dialog box. Use Contacts Exchange to import this contact file to your computer. Refer to the “Importing contacts from your Acer d100” section. "&' "&' "&' "&'...
  • Page 44 Selected contact file will be added to the Contacts list. , , , , 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 management 1 1 1 1 Use Acer d100 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 46 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. 8. Type a filename for the contact file. 9. Click OK.
  • Page 47 2. Perform steps 2 through 4 of the previous section. 3. Click Import. 4. Select the drive name corresponding to the Acer d100. 5. Select the contact entries you want to import. 6. Click OK.
  • Page 48 Contacts management Use ActiveSync to synchronize the contact information located on your Acer d100 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 Conversion options. 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 and your computer will now be synchronized. Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 50 & & In addition to its navigating function, your Acer d100 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 51 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 Multimedia mode s These days every mobile gadget seems to be equipped with a digital camera, better for capturing that spontaneous moment. With Acer d100 you can keep these images of your favorite moments as mobile as you are by using Photo.
  • Page 56 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 3-second interval. . & • 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 ( ( ( ( ( ( ( ( & & & & This chapter describes the ways you can customize your Acer d100 by setting user preferences. & & & & 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 & & & & & & 1. Tap to adjust the volume level. 2. Tap to apply the changes made. 1. Tap the Enable sounds for taps check box. 2. Tap to apply the changes made. Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 60 Options include backlight off after 5, 10, 15, and 20 seconds. 3. Tap to apply the changes made. ' . : 1. Tap the Hot keys backlight on when AC-in check box. 2. Tap to apply the changes made. Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 61 1, 2, or 3 minutes. 2. Tap to apply the changes made. & & & & Go to step 3 of the “To configure system settings” section for instructions on how to set the system date and time. Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 62 System configuration The Acer d100’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. Go to step 2 of the “To configure system...
  • Page 63 • An air bag inflates with great force. DO NOT mount the device in the area over the air bag or in the air bag deployment area. Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 64 Although reasonable attempt has been made to ensure that the database in your Acer d100 is accurate, such information may change from time to time. The Acer d100 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 when leaving your vehicle overnight.
  • Page 66 -30° to 70°C (41° to 158°F). • 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 All records and entries are retained after a soft reset. GPS settings are also retained. & • Hold the device securely, then press the soft reset button on the bottom of your device. Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 68 4. Tap Yes on the dialog box. 5. After the factory reset, reconfigure your device’s user preferences. In the following circumstances, the TTFF (Time To Fix First) values of your Acer d100 may be longer than usual. • After a long period of inactivity •...
  • Page 69 The GPS reset process will take about a minute to complete. This section lists down frequently-asked questions that may arise during the use of your Acer d100, and gives easy answers and solutions to these questions. ' ' ' ' 7 7 7 7 .
  • 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 device. How do I acquire a GPS fix within Perform a GPS reset. Go to the “Resetting the...
  • Page 71 System maintenance and user support & & & & If you encounter a problem with your Acer d100, review the following first: • “Troubleshooting your Acer d100” section • “FAQs” section • Latest Acer d100 Portable Navigator User’s Guide on your regional Acer web site.
  • Page 72 ) ) ) ) & ' & ' & ' & ' This chapter lists the features and operating specifications of the Acer d100..' ' ' ' Processor Samsung S3C2410 266 MHz application processor GPS chipset...
  • Page 73 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 10 m for 90% position fix (horizontal position) Velocity 0.1 m/s Protocol NMEA-0183 v3.0 supporting the following commands: • • • • • • ' ' ' ' Operating Microsoft Windows CE .NET 4.2 system Navigation Destinator DS software Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 75 Contacts Contacts for managing contact information on your device • management Acer d100 Contacts Exchange for managing contact information • on your computer Microsoft ActiveSync 3.8 for synchronizing contact information • between your device and your computer MP3 –...
  • Page 76 Relative humidity (non-condensing) Operating 20% to 90% RH Non-operating 20% to 90% RH & & & & 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 38 joystick, 27 Main Menu panel, 28 earphone jack, cradle, 6 touch screen, 28 earphone jack, device, 3 hot keys, 2 creating, 31 speaker, 2 deleting, 34 specifications, 62 editing, 31 system settings, 49 Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 78 Volume down, 2 navigation mode, 60 Volume up, 2 power, 60 Zoom in, 2 system information, 60 Zoom out, 2 system performance, 60 & touch screen, 59 non-operating, 66 operating, 66 & & supported formats, 45 viewing, 45 Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 79 11 car mount, 5 configuring preferences, 12 cradle, 6 installing the car mount kit, 8 overview, 7 & changing image orientation, 47 turning on the device, 11 changing magnification level, 46 unpacking, 7 Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 80 28 preference icon, 49 pre-loaded languages, 52 setting auto-off timer, 51 setting system default, 12 setting brightness level, 51 usage, 15 & ' Backlight, 50 Date Time, 51 factory reset, 58 icons, 48 GPS reset, 58 Acer d100 Portable Navigator...
  • Page 81 3 setting volume level, 49 usage, 21 C & location, 2 date and time, 51 use in Photo, 46 hot keys backlight, 50 C & language options, 51 location, 2 power, 50 use in Photo, 46 Acer d100 Portable Navigator...

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