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Connecting Microhard Radios (Pairing Manager)

The Pairing Manager is used to manage telemetry connections between Auterion Mission Control and vehicle(s) that use advanced communication modules; in particular those modules that might otherwise require significant expertise to configure.
Microhard communication modules are recommended because they provide a secure, high data rate, long range communication link that can be used to transport both video and telemetry information from a vehicle to ground station.
The first time the pairing manager is used it prompts to pair and connect a vehicle. Subsequently it presents paired vehicles (indicating both available and connected), and provides options to connect/disconnect, un-pair, and pair more vehicles.
Multiple vehicles can be paired, but only a single vehicle can be connected at a time.

Pairing a Vehicle

To pair and connect the first vehicle:
  1. 1.
    Select the Pair Vehicle icon in the top status bar.
    NOTE: If the Pair Vehicle icon is not displayed you will need to change the following settings:
    • Select menu > Settings > Microhard, and then select the checkbox: Enable Microhard.
    • Select menu > Settings > General, and then select the checkbox: Use Vehicle Pairing.
    If no vehicles have previously been paired this will launch the pairing dialog.
  2. 2.
    Press the pairing button on the vehicle 3 times to put the vehicle into pairing mode (by default the pairing button is the safety switch on the GPS).
  3. 3.
    Press the Next button on the prompt to start pairing.
    The vehicle will display the prompt above. After approximately one minute pairing should succeed.
  4. 4.
    You will be prompted to connect to the vehicle.
    Press Confirm to connect the (now paired) vehicle.
  5. 5.
    Once the vehicle is connected the following dialog will be displayed.
    Press Done.
  6. 6.
    The final dialog shows the connected vehicle.
    Press Done to exit (you can also cancel the dialog).
To pair another vehicle:
  1. 1.
    Select the Pair Vehicle icon in the top status bar.
    This will display paired and/or connected vehicles.
  2. 2.
    Select Pair Another Vehicle.
    The rest of the pairing process is then exactly the same as when pairing just one vehicle.

Connect a Vehicle

To connect a vehicle that has already been paired:
  1. 1.
    Select the Pair Vehicle icon in the top status bar.
    This will display paired vehicles.
  2. 2.
    Select Connect next to the desired vehicle
  3. 3.
    You will be prompted to connect to the vehicle.
    Press Confirm to connect the (now paired) vehicle.
  4. 4.
    Once the vehicle is connected the following dialog will be displayed.
    Press Done.
  5. 5.
    The final dialog shows the connected vehicle.
    Press Done to exit (you can also cancel the dialog).

Disconnect a Vehicle

To disconnect a connect vehicle:
  1. 1.
    Select the Pair Vehicle icon in the top status bar.
    This will display connected (and available) vehicles:
  2. 2.
    Select Disconnect next to the connected vehicle:
  3. 3.
    Select Confirm to disconnect the vehicle.
  4. 4.
    Press Done to exit.

Unpair a Vehicle

To unpair a vehicle:
  1. 1.
    Select the Pair Vehicle icon in the top status bar.
    This will display paired vehicles.
  2. 2.
    Select the red X button next to the vehicle to unpair.
  3. 3.
    Press Confirm to unpair the vehicle.
  4. 4.
    Press Done to exit.