Logic IO Newsletter
November 27, 2013

Dear RTCU User,

Welcome to the Logic IO Newsletter!

After the introduction of the
RTCU V3 Memory Architecture (V3MA) we recently released full support for floating-point with a comprehensive math library.

In this newsletter we have the pleasure to add support for MQTT.
The Message Queuing Telemetry Transport is a M2M / "Internet of Things" connectivity protocol invented by IBM and Arcom in 1999 and is undergoing standardisation at OASIS.

is an open message protocol for M2M communications, that enables transfer of telemetry-style data in the form of messages.

The MQTT protocol is based on the principle of publishing messages and subscribing to topics. Multiple clients connect to a broker (server) and subscribe to topics they are interested in. Clients also connect to the broker and publish messages to topics. Many clients may subscribe to the same topics and do with the information as they please. The broker and MQTT act as a simple, common interface for everything to connect to.

has been characterized as the protocol enabler for the Internet of Things  - in the same way, that HTTP was the enabler for the Internet of People.

Please visit www.mqtt.org detailed information on the MQTT protocol.

The complete list of new software releases are:

  • RTCU X32 Firmware V3.12.
  • RTCU IDE 6.52.
  • RTCU Deployment Server V3.22.

Please read much more below...

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Logic IO will be closed from December 23, 2013 until January 5, 2014 (both days included).
During this period support will be limited and only available through email.

RTCU X32 Firmware V3.12

This release for the entire X32 series introduces support for the MQTT protocol, improved charging/thermal management in addition to other minor news.

The full list of news:


  •  Support for the MQTT protocol. See www.mqtt.org
  •  Enhanced battery charging algorithm and thermal management.
  •  String allocation instrumentation function (strMemoryUsage).
  •  + other minor enhancements.

Bug Fixes:

  •  Accelerometer logger in relative mode did not work correctly for the Z-axis.
  •  pmDeepSleep in some case resumed operation too fast.
  •  gpsDistanceX() did a fractional truncation of the distance. 
  •  + other minor bug fixes.

For the RTCU CX1 series the battery charging and thermal management have been improved significantly.
An upgrade to firmware V3.12 on the RTCU CX1 series is therefore highly recommended.

The new features introduced in this firmware release require the installation of the new

Please download from www.logicio.com


This major news of this release of the RTCU IDE is support for MQTT.
The list of enhancements:

General Enhancements:

  •  Support for the MQTT protocol. See www.mqtt.org 
  •   + other minor improvements.  

Simulator Enhancements:

  •  Support for the MQTT protocol.
  •  + other minor enhancements.

Bugs which have been fixed in this release:

  •  Spurious crash, when closing the IDE.
  •  Factory reset did not clear the fault log.
  •  Wrong declaration in on-line help of canFilterStatus and accSetShockEvent.
  •   + other minor bugs.

The MQTT support requires an upgrade to the new X32-firmware V3.12 above.

Please download from www.logicio.com

RTCU Deployment Server V3.22

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

The improvements include:

  • Unit enable state now has precedence over the Profile enable state.

Bug fixes:

  • Saving log to file could result in an RDS manager crash.
  • Transfer to RTCU device could fail permanently in rare cases.
  • File transfer to device drive B: fails if SD-CARD is present.
  • Downgrading from X32 firmware 3.00 to 2.86 fails.
  • + other minor bug fixes.

Please download from www.logicio.com.

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.
  •  Latest 2013.9 maps now available!

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)


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