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Published on October 21, 2013
By: Stephanie Lubrano, Inbound Marketing Analyst
A new Laird Connection Manager (LCM) for 40 Series radios was announced last week. Here, we provide a condensed walk-through of the “new LCM”.
There are three tabs: Status, Configuration, and Diagnostics.
Status provides status information on the current Wi-Fi® and Bluetooth connections. For Wi-Fi, the tab shows connection status, IP address, and signal strength of the connection. Bluetooth status, MAC Address, and Signal Strength are all displayed on the Status tab under "Bluetooth".
On the Configuration tab, a user can enable and disable Wi-Fi and Bluetooth, scan for Wi-Fi networks, manage Wi-Fi profiles, and scan for and manage Bluetooth devices. Within the configuration tab, there are three further tabs for Wi-Fi- Profile, Globals, and Admin- and four for Bluetooth-Devices,Settings, Globals, and Admin.
The three Wi-Fi tabs in Configuration operate as follows:
Beginning with Version 4, LCM offers four Bluetooth tabs:
The Diagnostics tab indicates the current Wi-Fi and Bluetooth status of the Summit radio and displays a specific icon for the strength of each connection. When you tap the Advanced button, you move to a window that can show advanced status information, provide ping tools, or provide debug tools.
The new version of the LCM operates on Windows Embedded Compact (formerly Windows CE) and Windows Embedded Handheld (formerly Windows Mobile). The legacy version of LCM remains available for all types of Summit radios other than the 40 Series.
For a video demonstration of these new features, view “Overview of the New Laird Connection Manager”.