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(Windows / OSX)
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=First time setup wizard=
 
=First time setup wizard=
Recommend setting up with windows/OSX to start.
 
  
* Plug RaceCapture into the USB port on your computer and launch the app.
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The first time setup wizard will guide you through the essential setup of your PodiumConnect
* The app will present you with a startup wizard. Follow the steps.
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==Select your Preset configuration==
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==Verifying Connectivity==
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* Select your device and verify the RaceCapture app connects.
  
Select the preset configuration matching the system you have
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==Select your Preset configuration==
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* Select the preset configuration matching the data system you have.
  
 
==Select your favorite Tracks==
 
==Select your favorite Tracks==
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* Select the tracks you will typically race at so PodiumConnect can detect the track location and calculate lap times. This is an important step to ensure you get valid data and lap times for your telemetry session.
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* Note:  Only select the one track configuration per race track, to ensure the correct track is auto-selected.
  
* Select the tracks you will typically race at so PodiumConnect can detect the track location and calculate lap times.
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==Create an account on Podium / Setting Device ID==
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* Create an account on Podium  http://podium.live - then follow the steps to create a Device.  Make a note of the Device ID provided, so you can enter it into the wizard.  
  
* Note: Only select the one track configuration per venue.
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==Select your cell provider==
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* Enable the cellular connection and select your cellular provider.
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** '''Note:''' If your cellular provider is not in the list, select the custom option and set the APN settings provided by your cellular carrier.  
  
==Create an account on Podium==
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===Freedom Pop===
 
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If you have a FreedomPop card, activate your card on the [http://freedompop.com/activate FreedomPop activation website]
Create an account on Podium  http://podium.live - then follow the steps to create a Device.  Note the Device ID provided, you will need to enter it into the wizard.
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==Select your cell provider==
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Select the cellular provider you will use.  
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=Further Setup=
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The settings made in the first time setup can also be accessed via the Setup view of the RaceCapture app.
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* '''Note''' To re-run the first time setup, launch the RaceCapture app without a connection to the device, go to the setup screen and press the '''First Time Setup''' button.  
  
 
=Connecting your Data System=
 
=Connecting your Data System=
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Use the provided integration cable and connect it to your data system.
  
 
Follow the guide for your specific system:
 
Follow the guide for your specific system:
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* [[PodiumConnect_RaceLogic_VBOX|Racelogic VBOX]]
 
* [[PodiumConnect_RaceLogic_VBOX|Racelogic VBOX]]
 
* [[PodiumConnect_AEM_CD7_VDM|AEM CD-7 with VDM]]
 
* [[PodiumConnect_AEM_CD7_VDM|AEM CD-7 with VDM]]
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* [[PodiumConnect_Generic|Generic Cable integration]]
  
 
=Adjusting your Channel Mappings=
 
=Adjusting your Channel Mappings=
 
 
You may need to adjust or remove channels loaded by the preset that are not being used.  
 
You may need to adjust or remove channels loaded by the preset that are not being used.  
  
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=Testing Telemetry=
 
=Testing Telemetry=
 
 
==Install your SIM card==
 
==Install your SIM card==
 
Insert your SIM card by popping the drawer
 
 
 
* On the rear of the unit, pop the SIM card drawer out of the unit by pressing the ejector button with a ball point pen.  
 
* On the rear of the unit, pop the SIM card drawer out of the unit by pressing the ejector button with a ball point pen.  
 
* Install the SIM card into the tray, with the gold contacts facing up.
 
* Install the SIM card into the tray, with the gold contacts facing up.
* Slide the SIM card tray back into the drawer, ensuring you engage the drawer slot carefully. Press until the drawer seats.  
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* Slide the SIM card tray back into the drawer, ensuring you engage the drawer slot carefully. Press gently until the drawer seats.  
  
==Testing Telemetry==
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==Verifying==
  
 
* Power up PodiumConnect and attach the cellular antenna.  Torque the antenna just beyond finger-tight (do not overtighten).  4-6 inch/lbs.  
 
* Power up PodiumConnect and attach the cellular antenna.  Torque the antenna just beyond finger-tight (do not overtighten).  4-6 inch/lbs.  
 
* Watch the telemetry LED on the front of the unit. When it begins to flash regularly, this means telemetry is broadcasting.  
 
* Watch the telemetry LED on the front of the unit. When it begins to flash regularly, this means telemetry is broadcasting.  
 
* Open your Podium account and navigate to http://podium.live/home
 
* Open your Podium account and navigate to http://podium.live/home
* Refresh this page when telemetry is broadcasting; you will see an "Ad Hoc event" listed.  
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* Refresh this page when telemetry is broadcasting; you will see an '''Ad Hoc event''' listed.  
 
* Click this link, which brings you to a page showing all devices at the event.  (yours will be the only one).
 
* Click this link, which brings you to a page showing all devices at the event.  (yours will be the only one).
 
* Click the name of your device. This will show the main race dashboard page.  
 
* Click the name of your device. This will show the main race dashboard page.  
 
* Here, you will see live data flowing from PodiumConnect.
 
* Here, you will see live data flowing from PodiumConnect.
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==Installing the unit==
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Install PodiumConnect in the passenger compartment, in an area that's protected from moisture and temperature extremes.  Typically in an area that offers reasonable access to the unit to observe status LEDs,
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* '''Note''' Mounting orientation does not matter.
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==Installing the cellular antenna==
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Install the cellular antenna on the roof of the vehicle in a location as far away from receiving antennas as reasonably possible - e.g. opposite side of the roof from the GPS antenna.
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'''Temporary alternative with reduced performance''': You can also install the antenna to the windshield using a suction cup, or in the passenger compartment using zip ties, ensuring the antenna body of the antenna is 8" separated from metal structures.

Revision as of 16:35, 15 February 2018

Getting Started

Installing the app

Windows / OSX

Get the latest version of the RaceCapture app from the downloads page

Android / iOS

Running and Connection

Windows / OSX

  • Connect your PodiumConnect to your computer with the USB cable,
  • Start the RaceCapture app.
  • The RaceCapture app will launch the first time setup wizard.

Android / iOS

  • Power up PodiumConnect with 12v or via USB power (computer or USB power source)
  • Go to your device's WiFi settings, and connect to the PodiumConnect WiFi access point.
    • Note, the WiFi Access Point is open, with no password - you can set a password and encryption later.
  • Start the RaceCapture app.
  • The RaceCapture app will launch the first time setup wizard.

First time setup wizard

The first time setup wizard will guide you through the essential setup of your PodiumConnect

Verifying Connectivity

  • Select your device and verify the RaceCapture app connects.

Select your Preset configuration

  • Select the preset configuration matching the data system you have.

Select your favorite Tracks

  • Select the tracks you will typically race at so PodiumConnect can detect the track location and calculate lap times. This is an important step to ensure you get valid data and lap times for your telemetry session.
  • Note: Only select the one track configuration per race track, to ensure the correct track is auto-selected.

Create an account on Podium / Setting Device ID

  • Create an account on Podium http://podium.live - then follow the steps to create a Device. Make a note of the Device ID provided, so you can enter it into the wizard.

Select your cell provider

  • Enable the cellular connection and select your cellular provider.
    • Note: If your cellular provider is not in the list, select the custom option and set the APN settings provided by your cellular carrier.

Freedom Pop

If you have a FreedomPop card, activate your card on the FreedomPop activation website

Further Setup

The settings made in the first time setup can also be accessed via the Setup view of the RaceCapture app.

  • Note To re-run the first time setup, launch the RaceCapture app without a connection to the device, go to the setup screen and press the First Time Setup button.

Connecting your Data System

Use the provided integration cable and connect it to your data system.

Follow the guide for your specific system:

Adjusting your Channel Mappings

You may need to adjust or remove channels loaded by the preset that are not being used.

  • Navigate to Setup / CAN Mapping screen.
  • Remove or adjust channels as appropriate.
  • Press "Write" to write the settings to PodiumConnect

Testing Telemetry

Install your SIM card

  • On the rear of the unit, pop the SIM card drawer out of the unit by pressing the ejector button with a ball point pen.
  • Install the SIM card into the tray, with the gold contacts facing up.
  • Slide the SIM card tray back into the drawer, ensuring you engage the drawer slot carefully. Press gently until the drawer seats.

Verifying

  • Power up PodiumConnect and attach the cellular antenna. Torque the antenna just beyond finger-tight (do not overtighten). 4-6 inch/lbs.
  • Watch the telemetry LED on the front of the unit. When it begins to flash regularly, this means telemetry is broadcasting.
  • Open your Podium account and navigate to http://podium.live/home
  • Refresh this page when telemetry is broadcasting; you will see an Ad Hoc event listed.
  • Click this link, which brings you to a page showing all devices at the event. (yours will be the only one).
  • Click the name of your device. This will show the main race dashboard page.
  • Here, you will see live data flowing from PodiumConnect.

Installing the unit

Install PodiumConnect in the passenger compartment, in an area that's protected from moisture and temperature extremes. Typically in an area that offers reasonable access to the unit to observe status LEDs,

  • Note Mounting orientation does not matter.

Installing the cellular antenna

Install the cellular antenna on the roof of the vehicle in a location as far away from receiving antennas as reasonably possible - e.g. opposite side of the roof from the GPS antenna.

Temporary alternative with reduced performance: You can also install the antenna to the windshield using a suction cup, or in the passenger compartment using zip ties, ensuring the antenna body of the antenna is 8" separated from metal structures.