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Installation and User Guide
            Installation and User Guide

                      Multiple Access Communications Ltd
                                  Delta House
                          Southampton Science Park
                                Hants, SO16 7NS

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Table of Contents
1         Introduction                           4

    1.1      Package Contents                    4

    1.2      Internal Layout                     5

2         CatchAll-SE Receiver                   6

    2.1      Powering the Receiver               6

    2.2      Connections                         7

          2.2.1   DC In                          7

          2.2.2   PC                             8

          2.2.3   RF                             8

          2.2.4   GPS                            8

          2.2.5   RS232                          8

          2.2.6   I/O                            8

3         Li-ion Battery Pack                    9

    3.1      DC Out Voltage                      9

4         Software                              10

    4.1      CDCS-2                             10

          4.1.1   Licensed Options              11

          4.1.2   Antenna Gain and Cable Loss   11

    4.2      TRAMPS                             12

5         Software Installation                 13

    5.1      CatchAll USB Drivers               13

    5.2      Troubleshooting                    16

          5.2.1   USB Driver Problems           16

          5.2.2   Licence File                  17

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1 Introduction
The CRIBS™ TETRA coverage measurement system is a complete turnkey solution for walk-test RF
coverage measurement.

Contained within the CRIBS package are the CatchAll-SE™ RF measurement receiver, a rugged
tablet PC with pre-installed software, a high capacity Lithium Ion battery and a padded backpack
with a purpose-designed mounting frame.

Control of the unit is by means of a tablet PC, provided as part of the package and pre-installed
with all the necessary software to minimize set-up time and configuration issues. As well as
providing the user interface, the tablet PC drives the capture algorithm and provides on-the-fly
analysis. The captured data can be further analysed in the TRAMPS™ data analysis package that is
provided on an installation disk for installation on a PC of your choosing.

The CatchAll-SE has been verified to meet the requirements of the EMC Directive for radiated
emissions and immunity and meets the necessary standards for sale within the European Union.

              This is a class A product. In a domestic environment this product may cause radio
              interference in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures.

1.1 Package Contents
The CRIBS package contains the following items.

       CatchAll-SE™ receiver.

       Li-ion battery pack.

       TETRA antenna.

       Backpack and internal mounting frame and cables.

       Tablet PC.

       CatchAll-SE to tablet PC USB cable.

       TRAMPS USB dongle.

       Software installation disks.

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Optionally the package may also include some of the following items.

      GPS antenna.

      Custom power supply cable.

      Car power adaptor for the tablet PC.

      Custom distance trigger-pulse cable.

      Additional TRAMPS USB dongles.

      Additional Li-ion battery packs.

1.2 Internal Layout
The internal layout of the standard CRIBS backpack is shown in Figure 1.




                                                                       USB Cable
                                                                        to Tablet

                                     Li-ion Battery Pack

                 Figure 1        Internal layout of CRIBS™.

The CRIBS package is supplied with a TETRA antenna with a TNC screw-mount for connection to
the antenna socket on the top of the backpack.

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2 CatchAll-SE Receiver
The CA2500 CatchAll-SE receiver is a small, low power and light weight measurement receiver for
TETRA drive and walk testing. The CatchAll-SE receiver is fixed to a mounting frame in the CRIBS
backpack and is ready-configured and connected for conducting walk-tests.

                  Figure 2         CatchAll-SE™ receiver.

2.1 Powering the Receiver
To power up the CatchAll-SE receiver, the battery should be in a charged state and connected via
the power switch (on the mounting plate to the side of the receiver).

In its normal configuration, the CatchAll-SE receiver will only power up when it detects that the
USB cable to the tablet PC is connected and the tablet PC is turned on. This ensures that the unit
is not left on accidentally in the backpack.

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When powered up, the STATUS 1 LED will flash for a few seconds. Subsequently, the STATUS 1
LED will flash briefly every two seconds (approximately) to show that the CatchAll-SE receiver is
still powered.

2.2 Connections
The connections to the CatchAll-SE receiver that are used in the CRIBS package are shown in
Figure 3.


                             USB cable

                                                                                             RF cable

     Li-ion Battery
                           Power supply cable
                           (inc. power switch)

                             Figure 3            CatchAll-SE receiver connections.

Optionally a GPS antenna may be connected to the GPS connector, and a custom distance trigger-
pulse cable connected to the I/O connector. The RS232 connector is currently not used.

2.2.1 DC In
The DC In connector provides DC power to the CatchAll-SE unit. The pin-out is shown below.

                                                 Pin                            Purpose
                                                  1         +12V DC nominal, range: +10V to +18V DC, 1.5 A
                       3         1                2         Ground
                                                  3         Power supply ON/OFF control

                      Under no circumstances should the CatchAll-SE unit be connected to a mains supply
                      or to a voltage greater than 18 V. Doing so may irrevocably damage the CatchAll-SE
                      unit and will invalidate the warranty.

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Pin 3 is usually left unconnected, so that the unit powers on when the USB cable to the tablet PC is
connected. Connecting Pin 3 to +12V DC (nominal) forces the unit to be on, regardless of the state
of the USB connection.

2.2.2 PC
The PC connector provides the USB connection to the tablet PC. The pin-out is shown below.

                                           Pin                       Purpose
                   3               2
                                            1    VSS
                                            2    VDD
                   4               1
                                            3    DP
                                            4    DN

2.2.3 RF
The RF connector connects to the TETRA antenna and uses a standard BNC connector.

Note: An internal RF cable is provided in the CRIBS package that connects to the antenna socket
at the top of the backpack. The backpack antenna socket uses a TNC connector.

2.2.4 GPS
An optional GPS antenna may be fitted to the GPS connector. The GPS antenna uses a standard
BNC connector.

2.2.5 RS232
The RS232 connector is not currently used in the CRIBS package.

2.2.6 I/O
The I/O connector can be used to connect an optional distance trigger-pulse cable. The pin-out is
shown below.

                                           Pin                        Purpose
                                            1    DO NOT USE
                                            2    DP negative
                 5                 3        3    DP positive, range +3V to +15V
               6                       2    4    DO NOT USE
                       7       1            5    DO NOT USE
                                            6    DO NOT USE
                                            7    DO NOT USE

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3 Li-ion Battery Pack
The Li-ion battery pack allows the CatchAll-SE to operate for at least 6 hours before the battery
needs to be recharged. A power indicator and voltage setting button can be found on the top of
the battery pack and instructions for their use are included in the battery pack user guide.

The battery pack is supplied with an AC charger and full charging instructions are included in the
battery pack user guide.

3.1 DC Out Voltage
The output voltage of the battery pack may be set to +12V, +16V or +19V. The CatchAll-SE
receiver should be used with the default setting of +12V.

              Under no circumstances should the CatchAll-SE unit be operated with the battery
              pack set to a DC out voltage of 19V.          Doing so may irrevocably damage the
              CatchAll-SE unit and will invalidate the warranty.

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4 Software

4.1 CDCS-2
The tablet PC supplied with the CRIBS package comes pre-loaded with the required drivers and
data capture application (CDCS-2). An installation CD is also supplied.

The help files installed with CDCS-2 contain full instructions on operating the software and include
a quick start guide.

                  Figure 4        CDCS-2.

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4.1.1 Licensed Options
A licence file is required to run the CDCS-2 application. Currently, there are two modes that may
be enabled in the licence file.

       Data   capture   using     waypoints.   This   mode   is   suitable   for   performing   walk-test
        measurements where there are no GPS data, for example inside buildings. This mode is
        licensed in the standard CRIBS package.

       Data capture using GPS. This mode requires a GPS antenna to be fitted and is suitable for
        walk-testing or drive-testing where there are GPS signals, for example outside of buildings.
        Data capture using GPS is an additional licensed option, and is not included in the standard
        CRIBS package.

An initial licence file is pre-installed on the tablet PC. A new licence file will be required for any
subsequent upgrades.

4.1.2 Antenna Gain and Cable Loss
The Capture Settings in CDCS-2 include values for antenna gain and cable loss. For the European
380 to 400 MHz TETRA antenna attached to the TNC antenna socket on the CRIBS backpack, these
values should be as follows.

        Antenna gain     4.0 dBi

        Cable loss       0.1 dB

The values for other antenna configurations will be supplied as required.

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The CRIBS package includes an installation CD for the data analysis software, TRAMPS. The
software can be installed on any PC with a USB port, and the supplied TRAMPS USB dongle must
be plugged into the PC whilst it is being used.

The help files installed with TRAMPS contain full instructions on operating the software and include
a quick start guide.

                  Figure 5        TRAMPS-2.

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5 Software Installation
The tablet PC supplied with the CRIBS package comes pre-loaded with the required drivers and
data capture application (CDCS-2). However, you may want to install the software on a different
PC using the CDCS2_Install program on the installation CD. To do this, run the installer executable
file and follow the installer wizard. Administration privileges are required for installation of the
software and drivers.

5.1 CatchAll USB Drivers
After installation, connect the USB cable from the CatchAll-SE receiver and wait a few seconds for
it to power up. The operating system may detect the CatchAll-SE as a new hardware device and
display the Found New Hardware Wizard:

Select “No, not this time”, and click on the Next > button.

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Select “Install from a list or specific location (Advanced)” and click the Next > button.

Select “Search for the best driver in these locations” and “Include this location in the search:”.
Click the Browse button to locate the driver files that were copied by the CDCS2_Install program
to the install folder:

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Click OK and then Next >. The driver files will then be installed.

After the driver files have been installed, click the Next > button to complete the wizard.

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It is a good idea to repeat the driver installation by plugging the USB cable into each USB port on
the PC in turn. Wait a few seconds for the CatchAll-SE to power up, and then follow the Found New
Hardware Wizard, selecting “Install the software automatically (Recommended)” at the second
stage of the wizard.

5.2 Troubleshooting

5.2.1 USB Driver Problems
If the CDCS-2 application is started before the USB drivers have been installed, then a window
similar to the following will be displayed:

If this happens, then follow the instructions above to install the USB drivers. After successful driver
installation, the CatchAll-SE should be visible in the Windows Device Manager, under the “LibUSB-
Win32 Devices” heading as “CatchAll”:

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The Device Manager can also be used to instigate the Found New Hardware Wizard. To do this,
click on the “CatchAll” entry in the Device Manager and use “Update Driver Software...” from the
right mouse menu. This method can be used if the previous installation has failed for some reason
(indicated by a yellow exclamation mark on the “CatchAll” entry in the Device Manager).

5.2.2 Licence File
The CDCS-2 application requires a licence file for the CatchAll-SE receiver. This may be included
on the installation CD or supplied separately, but should be copied onto the PC running the
CDCS-2 software. If the licence file is not found then the following message is shown:

CDCS-2 then starts in a mode allowing the user to change the folder settings for the application.

If the licence file is not found, it is due to one of the following reasons.

       The licence file has not been copied to the PC.

       The CDCS-2 software is looking in the wrong location. The default location is the
        installation folder, but this may be changed in the Licence Folder setting.

       The licence file is for the wrong CatchAll-SE receiver. The CDCS-2 File|Unit Status menu
        option can be used to find the ASPE Serial Number for the receiver. The licence file should
        be named “cdcs2_xxxxxxxxxxxx.lic” where xxxxxxxxxxxx matches the ASPE serial

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