Logic IO Newsletter
March 19, 2012

Dear RTCU User,


This is already the 2nd newsletter of 2012, and we are again demonstrating our commitment to bringing the most exciting products and services to the market.

In this newsletter, we announce the availability of the Navigation and Messaging Platform. Since the initial introduction in the last newsletter additional power and flexibility have been introduced into the platform, so the product stands with even more stars!

The PNM-100 product constitutes a complete navigation and messaging solution with a professional and ruggedized Windows CE device and the NMP software pre-installed with Sygic maps according to user requirements. Ready to use!

In RTCU IDE 5.96 and X32 firmware 2.64 we introduce a new concept for ordering and activating device options - such as found on the RTCU CX1 flex product. There is no more need for using cumbersome activation barcodes with this exciting feature.
On-demand options can be ordered and activated, when needed all within the RTCU IDE environment, or directly by the VPL application running in the RTCU unit.
With the on-demand options a more flexible and economical approach to device options is introduced with great benefits for our customers.

Please read much more below...


Navigation and Messaging Platform


The Logic IO Navigation and Messaging Platform (NMP) is a powerful and open platform for implementation of state-of the-art advanced fleet management applications integrating navigation, messaging, driver identification and job dispatch capabilities.
The NMP platform works on almost any Microsoft Windows CE 5.0
based device and is based on the market leading Sygic navigation engine tightly integrated into the powerful RTCU concept.

The Logic IO Navigation and Messaging Platform (NMP) is fully backward compatible with already developed RTCU applications utilizing the Garmin FMI interface, but extends the functionality to a new level of power and flexibility. A number of user defined on-screen keys can be defined and controlled in almost any way and additionally the Mobile Data Terminal (MDT-200) API is fully supported opening up for a new level of customized user interaction.

The key features of the Navigation and Messaging Platform:

  •  Based on Sygic navigation engine under Microsoft Windows CE 5.0 (or later).
  •  Versatile range of devices supported (large screens, ruggedized, etc).
  •  Fully compatible with the Garmin FMI level 2 API.
  •  Fully compatible with the Mobile Data Terminal API.
  •  User defined on-screen keys. Size,color,flashing, isibility, etc. can be controlled.
  •  Single GPS source with data from the RTCU device.
  •  Custom device logo and waypoints icons.
  •  Customer language and unicode support.
  •  Remote upgrade and configuration capabilities.
  •  Open architecture allowing specialized functionality to be added.
  •  Full RTCU IDE Simulator support for rapid development and demonstration.
  •  Supported by the RTCU MX2i pro/pro+, RTCU CX1 pro and the RTCU CX1 flex

To connect the RTCU unit to the NMP device, a special interface box/cable is required. It is also possible to connect the NMP device to the RTCU IDE Simulator allowing rapid development of complete fleet management and messaging applications within the RTCU IDE environment.

For detailed information about the NMP interface please consult the RTCU IDE (V5.96 or later) on-line help or manual.

For a complete solution with a professional ruggedized navigation device with interface cables, etc. and the NMP preinstalled ready to use, please see the PNM-100 product below

For additional information please see the NMP Datasheet and NMP User Guide, or visit the NMP product page here.

Professional Navigation and Messaging Device

The PNM-100 product is a complete solution using the
Navigation and Messaging Platform (NMP) designed for the most demanding and professional fleet management applications.
The PNM-100 device is a ruggedized 7-inch, easy to read, screen optimized for finger touch usage. A powerful processor and generous RAM and Flash ensures a delightful experience.
The PNM-100 product comes with the NMP software/maps pre-installed and interface box and cables for the RTCU MX2i pro/pro+, RTCU CX1 flex/pro and the coming RTCU SX1 series. Ready to go!

The PNM-100 product package includes:

  •  Ruggedized Navigation and Messaging device:
             - 7-inch diagonal resistive touch TFT-LCD screen.
             - Strong non-detachable cable with data and power.
             - Running Microsoft Windows CE.NET 5.0.
  •  Navigation and Messaging Platform software installed.
  •  Sygic maps installed according to customer requirements.
  •  NMP interface box for connection to RTCU unit and power.
  •  Interface cables for the RTCU MX2i pro/pro+, CX1 flex/pro and the SX1 series.
  •  Power cable for connection to 12..36 volt.
  •  Dashboard mount.
  •  Optional: cable for connection to the RTCU IDE simulator.

For additional information please visit the PNM-100 product page here.



This release of the RTCU IDE supports additional functionality and documentation related to the new Navigation and Messaging Platform as found in X32 firmware V2.64.
RTCU on-demand unit options - such as found on the RTCU CX1 flex - can now be ordered and activated on-line from within the RTCU IDE.

The list of enhancements:

General Enhancements:

  •   RTCU on-demand options - as found on the RTCU CX1 flex -  can now be
      ordered and activated on-line.
  •   Support for the new Navigation and Messaging Platform (NMP) functionality
      as found in X32 firmware V2.64.
  •   Documentation for the new boardRequestOption allowing the RTCU unit to
      request on-demand unit options.
  •   Full path to the active project added to the window title bar.
  •  + other improvements.  

Simulator Enhancements:

  •  Support for the AES Rijndael encryption functionality found in X32 firmware V2.64.
  •  + other minor enhancements.

Bugs which have been fixed in this release:

  •  Enhanced stability, when using the Simulator with I/O extensions.
  •  Rare crash, when closing the RTCU IDE fixed.
  •  + other minor bug-fixes.

Please download from www.logicio.com

X32 Firmware V2.64

This release for the entire X32 series has enhanced support for the NMP (Navigation and Messaging Platform) and the possibility for the VPL application to request on-demand unit options such as the RTCU CX1 flex options.

The full list of news:


  •  Enhanced support for the Navigation and Messaging Platform (NMP)
     with user defined on-screen keys.
  •  RTCU CX1 flex/pro support for the Navigation and Messaging Platform.
  •  boardRequestOption() allowing the application to order on-demand unit options.
  •  AES Rijndael encryption support.
  •   + other minor enhancements.

 Bug Fixes:

  •  Rare cases of 'GPRS Recovery boot #2' on the RTCU DX4 series has been fixed.
  •  + other minor bug fixes.

Upgrading is only recommended if any of the listed features are required - such as the Navigation and Messaging Platform functionality.
Most of the above features also require the installation of the new RTCU IDE 5.96.

Please download from www.logicio.com

For further questions or enquiries:

Logic IO ApS
Holmboes Allé 14
8700 Horsens
Telephone: +45 7625 0210
Fax: +45 7625 0211

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