Logic IO Newsletter
September 18, 2013

Dear RTCU User,

Welcome to the Logic IO Newsletter!
In the last newsletter we introduced the RTCU V3 Memory Architecture (V3MA) allowing the most powerful, feature rich and flexible M2M platform to be even further improved with added performance, flexibility and exciting new features.

Based on V3MA we are in this newsletter introducing a long list of new features such as: Floating-point with a comprehensive math library, enhanced fault log with source code reference and SuperGPS performance improvement with up to 4 position updates per second!

The complete list of new software releases are:

  • RTCU X32 Firmware V3.10.
  • RTCU IDE 6.50.
  • RTCU Deployment Server V3.20.
  • RTCU Programming Tool V6.70.
  • RTCU Communication and Support Package V1.60.
  • VSMSGW C# wrapper V2.00.

New product updates are also presented:

  • New 2 Mega-pixel high-resolution camera for the RTCU MX2i / DX4 series.
  • New cameras available for the PNM-210 Navigation and Messaging Device.

Please read much more below...

RTCU X32 Firmware V3.10

This release for the entire X32 series introduces major new features including full floating-point support.

The full list of news:


  •  Full support for floating-point complemented with a comprehensive math library.
  •  Support for an enhanced fault-log with source code location of a fault.
  •  User selectable SuperGPS update frequency with up to 4 positions per. second.
  •  Function to retrieve the exact time from the GSM network.
  •  Support for the new high-resolution 2 Megapixel camera.
  •  New camSnapShotToFile saves the 2MP camera JPEG picture directly to the
  •  Application / GPRS debug files are reduced from 1 MB to 512 KB in size.
  •  Introduction of a generic standard port, when using the I/O extension.
  •  chDestroy() supports automatic flush of channel content.
  •  New boardTimeSinceReset() returns number of milliseconds since unit boot.
  •  Optimization on the display performance on the RTCU DX4 pro.
  •  Support for operating in an GSM network environment without DNS server.
  •  + other minor enhancements.

Bug Fixes:

  •  Accelerometer did not work after a call to rfClose on the CX1 pro/pro-c.
  •  strEncode64 did not work correctly, if last character was 'A'.
  •  fsFileWriteStringNL did not write an empty string correctly.
  •  + other minor bug fixes.

Floating-point is available on all X32 devices, but on 'flex' devices the performance option is required.

This firmware release require the installation of the new RTCU IDE 6.50 introduced below.

Please download from www.logicio.com


This major release of the RTCU IDE includes full compiler support for floating-point and all the new features introduced in X32 firmware V3.10.

The list of enhancements:

General Enhancements:

  •  Full support for floating-point with the introduction of FLOAT as a native type.
  •  Comprehensive math library with trigonometric, exponential, logarithmic and
     various conversion functions.
  •  Enhanced fault-log with information on the source code location of a fault.
  •  New MUTABLE attribute allows input variable to a function-block /
     thread-block to be assigned.
  •  Introduction of a generic standard RS485 port, when using the I/O extension.
  •  Improved and simplified project setting and project information dialogs.
  •  Editor folding/search mode is now persistent over IDE restart.
  •  Major overhaul of the on-line help with semantic/syntactic improvements.
  •   + other minor improvements.  

Simulator Enhancements:

  •  Full support for floating-point and the math library.
  •  + other minor enhancements.

Bugs which have been fixed in this release:

  •  Print of active I/O configuration could generate list out of order.
  •  Possible to use invalid characters in the application name.
  •   + other minor bugs.

Many of the above features also require an upgrade to the new X32-firmware V3.10 introduced above.

Please download from www.logicio.com

RTCU Deployment Server V3.20

This release of the RTCU Deployment Server includes the following enhancements:

The major improvements include:

  • Support for VPL applications using debug / floating-point as introduced in
    X32 firmware V3.10.

Bug fixes:

  • Rare case of RDS manager lock-up.
  • Force upgrade could in some case transfer the application twice.
  • Service crash in rare cases, when initiating transfer of firmware to device.
  • + other minor bug fixes.

Please download from www.logicio.com

RTCU Programming Tool V6.70

The latest release of the RTCU Programming Tool V6.70 includes the following enhancements:

  • Support for VPL applications using debug / floating-point as  introduced in X32 firmware V3.10.
  • Uses the latest RTCU CSP V1.60.
  • + other minor enhancements.

Please download from www.logicio.com.

RTCU Communication and Support Package V1.60

This release of the RTCU Communication Support Package V1.60 includes the following X32 firmware V3.10 related enhancements:


  • Support for VPL applications using debug / floating point.
  • Enhanced fault-log support with debug information.
  • + other minor enhancements.

The RTCU CSP V1.60 is used in the new RTCU IDE V6.50.

Please download from www.logicio.com.  

2 Megapixel camera

The 2 Megapixel Camera for the RTCU MX2i pro and  RTCU DX4 pro is extending the functionality of the powerful RTCU platform with the capability to take high-resolution colour pictures in standard JPEG format. The pictures taken can be transmitted over the network to a server and/or saved to an SD-CARD file.
The 2 Megapixel Camera supports implementation of applications such as:

  •  Remote monitoring of equipment, devices, work areas and locations.
  •  Vehicle, including driver/passenger, monitoring.
  •  Security applications.
  •  Any event-trigger applications.
  •  Stealth security applications.
  •  ....many other applications where "a picture is worth a thousand words"...

The camera connects directly to the RTCU unit and requires no external power-supply. Delivered with 3 meter cable.

For more information please see here.

Navigation and Messaging Platform (NMP)

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 buttons and dialogs can be defined and controlled in almost any way and additionally the Mobile Data Terminal (MDT-200) API is fully supported, thus 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).
  •  Several map options including emergency maps for police, ambulance etc.
  •  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 buttons and dialogs with many user properties.
  •  Single GPS source with data from the RTCU device.
  •  Highly configurable user interface.
  •  Custom device logo, colour theme 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+, CX1i pro / CX1i flex and the SX1 series.

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, thus 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 on-line help or manual.

For a complete solution with a professional ruggedized navigation device with interface cables, etc. and the NMP software preinstalled ready to use, please see the powerful PNM-200 product series.

The illustration below shows the system architecture with the various components constituting a complete Fleet Management solution:

NMP - Product datasheet V2.00  (pdf)
NMP - User Guide V2.00  (pdf)
Sygic Fleet 10 - Users guide (EN) V3  (pdf)
Sygic Fleet 10 - Users guide (DE) V3  (pdf)
Sygic Fleet 10 - Users guide (NL) V3  (pdf)
Sygic Fleet 10 - Users guide (FR) V3  (pdf)
Sygic Fleet 10 - Users guide (IT)  V3  (pdf)


Automotive analog cameras for PNM-210

The analog cameras are designed for direct connection to the
PNM-210 product allowing applications such as rear-view monitoring to be implemented.
Two cameras are offered:
  •  RT-O-CAM-RV1:
     Compact camera suitable for discrete installations.
  •  RT-O-CAM-RV2:
    Powerful and ruggedized camera for the most demanding

Both cameras are waterproof and offers IR LED for true night-vision view.

For more information and ordering information see here.

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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