Manual - Settings

 

General settings

The options in the general settings are:

  • How often CheckPOInt should check whether you approach a POI.
  • The "application launch" button you want to use to record a new POI you come across.
  • Whether CheckPOInt should start TomTom Navigator automatically when it's started.
  • Whether CheckPOInt should exit automatically when TomTom Navigator is stopped.

 

International settings

The international settings screen allows you to localize CheckPOInt:

First it allows you to select the language for CheckPOInts user-interface; the following languages are available:

  • English
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Italian

Second you can select whether you want to express speed limits in kilometers or miles per hour.

 

Internet settings

To make use of the synchronization features, CheckPOInt must be able to connect to the internet.
Normally CheckPOInt connects to the internet the same way Internet Explorer does. But this doesn't always work; for example: when your Pocket PC runs the Windows Mobile 2003 operating system, you probably need to explicitly configure how CheckPOInt should connect to the internet.

You can explicitly configure the way CheckPOInt connects to the internet using the internet settings window:

Please specify how you want CheckPOInt to connect to the internet:

  • Like Internet Explorer
    Use this option if you want CheckPOInt to connect to the internet the same way Internet Explorer does (the default option).
    This probably won't work if your Pocket PC runs the Windows Mobile 2003 operating system.
     
  • Directly
    Use this option if you want CheckPOInt to connect to the internet directly (so: without using a proxy server).
    Most CheckPOInt users will select this option.
     
  • Through a proxy server
    If you want CheckPOInt to connect to the internet through a proxy server, please select this option.
    In this case you also have to enter:
    • the name or IP address of the proxy server to use
    • the number of the TCP/IP port the proxy server uses for the HTTP protocol
    • a username for the proxy server (if any)
    • a password for the proxy server (if any)
    • the name of the NT domain your proxy server is in (if any)

Synchronization settings

The synchronization features of CheckPOInt make use of a website called POIplace.
Before you can make use of the synchronization features, you first have to register at POIplace. Please follow the instructions on the website for doing so.

If you register at POIplace, you will receive an e-mail. That e-mail contains a security code.
To be able to make use of the synchronization features of CheckPOInt, you first have to enter your e-mail address and the security code you've received in this window:

Please enter:

  • The e-mail address you've used to register at POIplace
  • The security code you received from POIplace via an e-mail message

Once you've entered the information, press the Validate button.
Then CheckPOInt will connect to POIplace to validate the information you've entered. If POIplace confirms that the information is valid, you can start to make use of the synchronization features.

 

Overlay settings

When CheckPOInt is started, it checks which map TomTom Navigator currently uses. Then it looks for overlays (OV2 files) in the directory that contains the map data. Each of the overlays contain the coordinates of a different type of POI's.

The overlay settings screen shows you an overview of all available overlays:

You can select one of the overlays and press the Properties button to changes the settings for the selected overlay.
Per overlay you can set a number of options. They are discussed below.

You can also select a category. In that case you can (re)set the properties of all overlays in that category.

 

Detection settings

The options for detection are:

  • Whether CheckPOInt should detect POI's in the selected overlay
  • The angle within which a POI should be from your current driving direction to be detected

 

First warning

CheckPOInt can give a first warning when you approach a POI but are not really close to it yet. The options for the first warning are:

  • Whether you want to hear a first warning.
  • The distance between your current position and the POI you're approaching, expressed in a number of seconds, to play the first warning sound file (e.g. "Ikea within 30 seconds distance").
  • The name of the sound file to play as the first warning.

 

Speed warning

When the selected overlay contains the coordinates of speed cameras, you might want to be warned about the maximum speed. The options for the speed warning are:

  • The maximum speed the speed camera is intended for.
  • The distance between your current position and the speed camera you're approaching, expressed in a number of seconds, to play the speed warning sound file.
  • The name of the sound file to play as the speed warning (e.g. "Maximum speed 120 kilometers per hour").

 

Last warning

When you come really close to the POI, CheckPOInt can play another sound file as a last warning. The options for the last warning are:

  • Whether you want to hear a last warning.
  • The distance between your current position and the POI you're approaching, expressed in a number of seconds, to play the last warning sound file.
  • The name of the sound file to play as the last warning.

 

Section warnings

Once you've passed a so called section camera, CheckPOInt starts measuring your average speed. If it is higher than the speed limit you specified in the speed warning, it will repeatedly play the sound file you specified in the speed warning.
The options you can specify for section warnings are:

  • How often CheckPOInt must repeat playing the sound file.
  • Which sound file CheckPOInt must play once you've passed the end of the section
  • A timeout; when you don't pass a next section camera within this time-out, CheckPOInt will stop checking your average speed.

 

When you install CheckPOInt, no sound files are copied to your Pocket PC. You can record your own messages and select those as the ones to be used by CheckPOInt.
You can also download some prefab sound file from this website!

 

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