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					                                      PM2+ Instructions
We will provide updated instructions and free software upgrades through the Concept II Website
(www.concept2.com).

System Requirements
      486DX processor, 66mhz or faster
      High speed serial port (16550 UART)
      Windows 3.1 or Windows95
      CD-ROM (for software installation)

Hardware Installation

Your PM2+ system includes the following components:
       1 - PM2+ Monitor
       1 - 14 foot modular phone cable
       1 – RJ11/DB9 modular phone to 9 pin adapter
       1 – RJ11/DB25 modular phone to 25 pin adapter
       1 – CD-ROM with software

The PM2+ has five connectors: flywheel input, heart rate input, DC power, serial input, serial
output. The serial connectors are the two modular phone sockets located on the left side of the
back. Plug one end of the modular phone cable into the upper modular phone socket on the back
of the PM2+ and the other end into a high speed serial port on your PC using either the 9 pin or
25 pin adapter supplied.


Software Installation

If installing from a CD:
Windows 3.1 – Put the CD into the CD-ROM drive. From Program Manager select File|Run. Use
the browse button to locate SETUP.EXE in the WIN31 directory on the CD-ROM. Click on OK to
select this file and return to the Run dialog box. Click on OK again to start the installation.
Windows 95 – Put the CD into the CD-ROM drive. Click on Start on the Taskbar. Then select
Run. Use the browse button to locate SETUP.EXE in the Win95 directory on the CD-ROM. Click
on OK to select this file and return to the Run dialog box. Click on OK again to start the
installation.

If downloading from Internet
Software updates will be posted on the Concept II Web site on a regular basis beginning in April
1998. The Concept II Web address is www.concept2.com. The software will be packed in a self-
extracting file. After the file is downloaded, run the file using the Run command from the File
menu in Windows 3.1 or the Run command from the Start menu in Windows 95. This will
decompress the setup files to a location you specify. The default is the floppy drive. Then
proceed with the installation instructions given above.


Software Setup

Start the program by double clicking on the Scullmaster icon in the Concept2 program group
(Windows 3.1) or by selecting Start|Programs|ConceptII|Scullmaster|Scullmaster (Windows 95).
The Windows 95 version requires DirectX 5 and will give a message at start-up if this is not
installed on your computer. If you do not have this installed, it is included on the installation CD.
Double click on the file DX5.EXE to install DirectX 5.




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The software was designed for a 640x480 resolution screen. It will run under higher resolutions
but will not occupy the full screen.

The first time the program is run after the software is installed, it will warn you that a serial
communication port needs to be selected. Select Options|Communications Port. This will display
the available serial ports. Select the port into which you have plugged the communication cable.

The next step is to Assign EPM Numbers. This gives each Electronic Performance Monitor
connected to the computer a unique identification number. To Assign EPM Numbers, select
Options|Hardware. Type in the number of EPMs connected to your computer. Then press Assign
EPM numbers. This will take several seconds, then a message will be displayed indicating what
was detected. The most common cause of problems is selection of the incorrect serial
communications port.


Software Operation

The PM2+ system allows the user to set up either Workouts or Races. Workouts allow 1 or more
Rowers to do multiple pieces and see a summary of their workout data upon completion. Races
allow 1 or more Rowers to see their performance data displayed in various Views for a single
countdown time or countdown distance race.

There are four Views available during either a Race or a Workout. The View can be changed at
any time without losing data.

Race View – This view shows the relative position of 1 or more boats on a race course. The
screen resolution can be changed to show 100, 200, 500, 1000 meters of the course or the entire
course. On the right side of the screen is shown either Average Pace, Current Pace, or Projected
Finish. This can be selected from the Race View dialog box under the Options menu. There are
also options to Always Show Rower Names and Sort the boats at a given distance interval.




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LCD View – This view shows information in the same format as displayed on the PM2+ LCD.
Clicking the Display button will change the units displayed.




Power Plot View – This view creates a plot of the users output during the workout or race. At the
end of every stroke the output for that stroke (in Watts, Cals, Pace/500M, or Stroke Rate) is
plotted as a point. The user can select two different outputs to be plotted. One of these choices
can be Heartrate is the optional heartrate interface is purchased.




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Setting up a Workout:
Select New Workout from the File menu. This displays the Modify Workout dialog box shown
below.




Each line can be either a distance or time piece. Type in the number of Reps desired. Then
press the Tab key to select the Duration units (Meters or Time). Then press Tab to enter the
piece duration. Then enter a Target if desired (this is optional – it is used in the Race View to set
the Pace Boat speed and in the Power Plot View to set the workout template). Then enter a rest
period if more than 1 rep is specified – the minimum rest period is 10 seconds. Additional Sets
can be entered on the following lines. An example workout consisting of a 10 minute warmup, 1
minute rest, 16 x 200 meter reps each with a 30 second rest, and a 5 minute cooldown is shown
below.




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Click on the OK button to save this workout. To begin the workout, click on Start on the menu
bar. The workout will be set up on your EPM unit and you will be told to start rowing. You may
select different displays from the View menu. Note that the Race and Spreadsheet Views allow
for the display of data for multiple Rowers. At the completion of the workout the Workout
Summary screen (shown below) will be displayed.




During the workout, splits are automatically stored in a split file. The split interval defaults to 500
meters for distance pieces and 2 minutes for time pieces. This interval can be changed through
the Modify Workout dialog box by selecting the Split button. The data is stored in a text file with
the same prefix as the workout and a file extension .S00. (If this file should happen to exist
already, then the extension is incremented to .S01, and so on.) These files can be viewed with a
text editor. Also, workouts data can be reviewed using the Recall Workout Data option under the
File menu.

Stroke data can be saved by selecting the Save Stroke Data option in the Modify Workout dialog
box. The stroke data is saved in a text file with the same prefix as the workout and a file
extension .D00. (If this file already exists, the extension is changed to .D01, .D02, etc.).


Setting up a Race
Races can be either a Distance race or a Time race. Up to 128 PM2+s can be connected for a
race. Boats can be configured as Singles, Doubles, Fours, or Eights.

To set up a race select New Race from the File menu. The Modify Race dialog box (shown
below) will be displayed.




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Race Name: This is the name that will appear across the title bar during the race. It is also be the
file name that is used for saving the race set-up and race data (in Windows 3.1 only the first 8
characters of the Race Name are used in the file name).

Distance: Selecting this will create a distance race. The race distance in meters is entered in the
adjacent field.

Time: Selecting this will create a time race. The race duration is entered in the adjacent field.

Grouping: Singles, Doubles, Fours, and Eights races can be created.

Save Stroke Data: If this box is checked, the stroke output data from every rower will be saved.

Rowers: A name or ID is entered for every rower. If there are more than 16 rowers, use the
horizontal scroll bar to show more fields.

Splits: Click on this button to display the Splits dialog box, which allows the default split interval to
be changed. If the race is a distance race, enter the meter interval at which splits are desired. If
the race is a time race, enter the time interval at which splits are desired. Click OK when done.




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Click on OK in the Modify race dialog box when done. This will bring up a Save dialog box that
allows the user to choose a location where the race set-up file will be saved. (The default
directory for files can be set

Saving a race setup for later racing.
A race file may be created and saved ahead of time and retrieved later for quicker setup at an
indoor regatta. Follow the procedure described above for setting up a new race. After the race is
setup, select Save from the File menu. This will save that setup using the Race Name you
entered in the New Race dialog box (truncated to 8 characters) and the extension RAC. That file
may be retrieved later by selecting Open from the file menu and then selecting the desired race
file from the File Open dialog box. This setup can be modified by selecting Modify Race from the
Setup menu.

(note: There must be a boat in lane 1 and no lanes can be skipped. If it is necessary to skip a
lane because of a scratch, etc. just type a blank space with the space bar. This will add a boat
with no name.)

Running a Singles race
 Select the Start menu. This will display the Stop dialog box, set up the race distance on each
   EPM (for Singles racing only), and disable the flywheel input. At this point rowers should stop
   rowing. If any flywheels are still spinning, the EPM number will be displayed in the Start
   dialog box.
 When all flywheels are completely stopped, the OK button will be enabled. Click on the OK
   button to start the countdown. Any flywheels that start spinning before the finish of the
   countdown will produce a false start.
 If a false start occurs, a dialog box indicating the lanes that false started will appear. Click on
   the OK button to close this dialog box. The Start dialog box will be shown again allowing the
   race to be restarted.
 The screen resolution may be changed during a race by clicking on one of the distance
   options (100,200,500,1000,Full) on the menu bar.
 The right column can display Average Pace, Current Pace, or Projected Finish Time. This
   can be selected from the Options|Blimp View dialog box.
 The average pace is updated approximately every 5-6 seconds. Note that this may differ
   slightly from the EPM average pace during the early part of a race.
 At the end of the race, the racer’s name, finish place, final time, and average pace are
   displayed. If a boat does not finish, click on the Stop menu option to end the race.
 When all boats have finished, or if the Stop option is selected, the final times will be saved in
   a file. The file name is composed of the first 8 characters of the race name given in the race
   dialog box and the extension r00. If that file already exists, the extension r01 is used (or r02,
   r03, and so on). The splits are saved in a file with the same name and the extension s01,
   s02, etc.
 Results can be printed from the View|Results dialog box.

The EPM LCD display shows race information in the lower, right field (heartrate field). At the
start, the countdown is shown in this field. After the start, Meters Ahead (+ annunciator is turned
on), Meters Behind (- annunciator is turned on), and Place (Place annunciator turned on) will be
displayed. The Meters Ahead is the number of meters your boat is ahead of the next boat behind
yours. The Meters Behind is the number of meters your boat is behind the next boat ahead of
yours. The Place is your current place in the race.

Saving a race setup for later racing.
A race file may be created and saved ahead of time and retrieved later for quicker setup at an
indoor regatta. Follow the procedure described above for setting up a new race. After the race is
setup, select Save from the File menu. This will save that setup using the Race Name you
entered in the New Race dialog box (truncated to 8 characters) and the extension RAC. That file



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may be retrieved later by selecting Open from the file menu and then selecting the desired race
file from the File Open dialog box. This setup can be modified by selecting Modify Race from the
Setup menu.

Setting up a new Team boat race
     From the File menu, select New - this opens the New Race dialog box.
     Enter a name for the race, if desired. Press the Tab button to move to the Distance field
        and enter a race distance.
     Press the Tab button to move to the Race Type selection buttons and select the desired
        race type button.
     Press the Tab button to move to the first lane field and enter the name of the team in lane
        1. Then click on the Teams button and enter the names for the Rowers on the team in
        lane 1. Repeat this procedure for each lane. Only lanes with names will display boats.
     Click on the OK button when done.

If you have any questions about the PM2+ system, please call Concept II at 800-245-5676.




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