CheckPOInt is intended to notify drivers who make use of TomTom Navigator
of the approaching of certain points-of-interest.
It can be used to be warned of speed cameras, but doing so is at your own risk!
In some countries the use of any kind of active warning of speed cameras is
prohibited. You may risk a fine or some other kind of punishment.
The author of CheckPOInt is neither responsible nor liable for any
consequences you suffer from the use of CheckPOInt!!!
The author of CheckPOInt does certainly not want to encourage speeding!!!
Here you can download CheckPOInt 6.0, which can be used in combination
with TomTom Navigator 6.0 or newer:
6.0 for Pocket
PC 2002/Windows Mobile 2003/Windows Mobile 5
(October 01, 2006; 336 KB; supports ARM and XSCALE processors)
Those of you who already installed version 5 may get a warning message
when you install version 6, telling you that the file "CheckPOIntToday.dll"
is in use and can not be overwritten or removed. This file concerns the
Today screen plug-in of CheckPOInt.
You can ignore this message. It does not impact the installation of
CheckPOInt 6 in any way.
Simply press the "No" button when the installation process asks if it should
try again to overwrite this file.
Here you can download CheckPOInt 5.2.1, which can be used in combination
with TomTom Navigator 5.2 or newer:
Here you can download CheckPOInt 3.2, which can be used in
combination with either TomTom Navigator 3.x or 2.x:
And you can also download sound files for use with CheckPOInt:
- CheckPOInt is provided for free!
If you had to pay for it, go back to the shop and demand a refund of
- CheckPOInt is provided "as is"; although it was tested, it may
- CheckPOInt 6 is intended for use in combination with TomTom
- CheckPOInt 5 is intended for use in combination with TomTom
- CheckPOInt 3 is intended for use in
combination with TomTom Navigator 2.2 or
- Tests were performed on a Cassiopeia E-200 that runs the
Pocket PC 2002 operating system,
on an T-Mobile MDA that runs the Windows Mobile 2003 SE operating system
and on a T-Mobile MDA Pro that runs the Windows Mobile 5 operating system
- The author did not test the Pocket PC 2000 version, but many
PPC 2000 users reported that it runs
without any problems.
- It is not allowed to any other party than OABsoftware to
(re)distribute and/or sell CheckPOInt, neither separate, nor packaged, nor in
any other way!
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- First release of CheckPOInt for use with TomTom Navigator
No functional changes.
- After a successful synchronization, the
synchronization window is closed automatically.
- Before starting a synchronization,
CheckPOInt verifies if the memory card that contains the map data is
- Most of the enhancements in this version
were made to make sure that CheckPOInt runs smoothly on Windows Mobile 5
(on some WM5 devices the previous version of CheckPOInt gradually slowed
down the PDA)
- Support for landscape mode was added.
When your device runs in landscape mode, the screens of CheckPOInt will be
shown in landscape mode as well.
- Solved the remainder of the instability problems.
- Enhanced the installation procedure.
The plug-in for the Today screen is now automatically activated, and
uninstalling CheckPOInt now removes all installed files.
- It's no longer possible to synchronize when
TomTom Navigator is running.
This was done because synchronizing while TTN is running sometimes leads
to file locking problems.
- Solved some of the instability problems.
- Added a page to the menu of TomTom Navigator, which makes it
possible to access the CheckPOInt screens from within TomTom Navigator.
- First release of CheckPOInt for use with TomTom Navigator 5.0.
- Added a CheckPOInt plug-in for the "Today" screen of your Pocket PC.
When you've installed CheckPOInt 5 on your Pocket PC, the Today plug-in
will at first appear after you've reset the device
- TomTom Navigator 5 uses a different method for drawing up its screens. This new
approach makes it more difficult to add visual information to the navigation
screen. It is still possible, but the information will "flicker".
If on your device the amount of flickering is acceptable, you can check this
option and you will get visual information about CheckPOInts warnings.
If the flickering is to much, you can use the last option in the
General Settings to switch off the
visual information. You will still get the audible information!
- Added a big new feature: support for section cameras (in Dutch: "trajectcontr˘le").
See the manual for the
NOTE: before you can make use of this new feature, first go to
the Synchronize screen and press
the Refresh button!!!
- Added a smaller new feature as well: now, when you approach a POI, CheckPOInt not
only shows a colored bar that indicates the distance between your current
position and the POI, but also a small window with information about the type
of POI you're approaching!
- Several users reported that CheckPOInts synchronization features
could not connect to the internet when CheckPOInt was running on a Pocket PC
that uses the Windows Mobile 2003 operating system. It seems that Microsoft
made a few changes to the internet connection part of the operating system
that caused this failure.
In version 3.1.3 this problem is solved!
A menu option called "Internet settings" was added. Until version 3.1.2
CheckPOInt connected to the internet the same way Internet Explorer does. But
since this does not work correctly when running CheckPOInt on a Windows Mobile
2003 Pocket PC, you can now also explicitly tell CheckPOInt to connect to the
internet directly (without a proxy server) or to make use of a proxy server.
- Solved another nasty bug! Until now when you pressed the "Refresh"
button in the "Synchronization" screen, CheckPOInt did not keep the settings
for the speed warning (sound file to play) for synchronized overlays!
This bug was corrected in version 3.1.2.
- And a small bug: the timestamp for deleted POI's was not correct.
This is solved as well.
- Solved a nasty bug. Some internet service providers cache every file
you retrieve from a web server, including OV2 files. CheckPOInt until now did
not bypass that caching. Some users, who had recorded POI's, did not see those
POI's back after they had synchronized with POIplace. The recorded POI's were
sent to POIplace correctly, but because of the caching by the ISP they
received an older OV2 during the synchronization, that did not include the
just uploaded POI's..
CheckPOInt 3.1.1 bypasses the caching by the ISP's! So you will always get the
POI's you've uploaded back immediately when you synchronize.
- Enhanced German translation.
- A number of small bugs were solved.
- The most important one: CheckPOInt now handles non-synchronized
overlays correctly again!
A few bugs in version 3.0 caused CheckPOInt to handle non-synchronized
overlays incorrect, but now you can save the settings for these overlays again
and their POI's will be detected again!
- A bug, introduced in version 3.0, was solved. It was not possible to
move a POI from one not-synchronized overlay to another. Now that is possible!
- On a number of Pocket PC's in the "synchronization settings" window
the keyboard disappeared, which made it impossible to enter the e-mail address
and security code. This was fixed.
- In the same window you can now see the security code when you enter
- Synchronization features added; please see the
- Extended features for recording your own POI's; please see the
- Enhanced French translation (thanks to Samuel and Marc)
- When you use TTN 2.0, CheckPOInt now automatically detects when you
select another map in TomTom.
- Because the way in which CheckPOInt 3.0 stores its overlay settings
was changed, you have to redo the (nasty) job of setting the overlay
- Solved a bug! In previous versions you did not get a first warning
when you specified an interval that was shorter than the interval for the
speed warning, while no speed-limit was set for the speed warning.
- The user-interface to specify the type (and if relevant: speed
limit) of a
recorded POI is enhanced.
- The speed limit 110 is dropped; that of 40 is added.
- POI type "remove false POI" added, to remind you to remove a nearby
POI at a later moment.
(the actual removing of the false POI will be included in the next version)
- CheckPOInt 2.0.2 is smaller than 2.0.1!
- The user-interface of CheckPOInt now is available in
French as well.
(the French translation may contain some errors, since I made it myself;
please notify me of errors you come across!)
- The setup of the add-on
to get an extra menu in your Pocket PC's "Contacts" application (to
show the address of one of your contacts in TomTom Navigator) can now be
downloaded and installed separately. This is done because a similar feature
is offered by TomTom Navigator 2.0.
- New functionality added! If you come across a POI and record it by pressing
the selected "application launch" button, windows are shown to specify the
type (and if relevant: speed limit) of the POI. Please see
- The user-interface of CheckPOInt now is available in Italian as well (thanks
bar that indicates the distance between your current
position and the POI you're approaching now shows a color gradient.
- Again no new functionality this time.
- A bug, that was introduced in version 1.7 and would make (part of) the
screen of your Pocket PC freeze after a certain amount of time, was fixed!
- No new functionality this time.
- The performance of the algorithm that searches for POI's is enhanced and
- When you click on the menu within the Navigator view of TomTom Navigator,
you won't have the chance of losing your dialog boxes no longer.
- When TomTom Navigator is in navigator mode, the CheckPOInt icon is visible
in the lower right corner to indicate that it's active.
- The progress bar that appears when you approach a POI now shows up only when TomTom Navigator is in the navigator mode.
- Fixed a bug: CheckPOInt crashed when you changed the general settings while CheckPOInt was monitoring incoming GPS information.
- Enhanced the support for using "program launch" buttons (also called:
hardware buttons) to record POI's.
- Unnecessary resources were removed to keep CheckPOInt as small as possible.
- The user-interface of CheckPOInt now is available in German (thanks to
Christian) and Dutch (thanks to Arjan) as
well as in English.
- You can configure whether you want to express your speed limits in kilometers
or miles per hour.
- It is now possible to configure that you want CheckPOInt to exit when TomTom Navigator is stopped.
- You can configure whether you want to hear any first or last warning
- In the list of overlay files and in the list of recorded POI's the properties
of an item can be shown by double-clicking it.
- The name of the overlay is shown in the caption of its property
- The performance is improved dramatically, both for starting up CheckPOInt as
for monitoring POI's.
- POI's that you removed from overlay files using TomTom Navigators
functionality are no longer falsely detected.
- With this version both the home address and the work address of a contact
you select in Pocket Outlook can be shown on the map.
- The way the address of a contact is transferred to TomTom Navigator is
- The About box now shows the number of POI's that CheckPOInt monitors.
- CheckPOInt can no longer be started more than once.
- This version handles overlay files correctly. Previous versions could hang
up when they found data they couldn't handle.
- The property sheet of an overlay file no
longer disappears immediately when you want it to stay on the screen.