GNSS Control Panel - Status Bar

What does the Status Bar display

The Status Bar provides useful information to the user when using GNSS Control Panel.

The Status Bar is available in the Service and the Collect tabs.

The Status Bar displays information about the GNSS receiver:

Before you Connect with the GNSS receiver, the Status Bar displays .


When you click on Connect, the Status will display Loading, Listening, Connecting and Acquiring satellites. When the GNSS receiver is connected you will find the following information:

 The satellite icon displays the number of satellites used to compute the GNSS position. If no position is computed because not enough satellites are received, the status will then show Acquiring satellites.

 The PDOP indicator displays the current value of the PDOP. This value gives you an indication of the quality of the geometry of GNSS constellations that are currently recorded by the GNSS receiver.

 A GNSS precision indicator gives you the estimated 2D error in meters.

  The GNSS solution type indicator displays the status of the solution as computed by the GNSS receiver (GNSS, DGNSS, and SBAS). The GNSS status may vary from one GNSS receiver to another. When no correction is received the status is GNSS.


If the Status Bar shows satellites and suddenly displays Acquiring satellites it means not enough satellites are received to compute a position (it may be caused by a bad antenna connection or simply by an obstructed environment).

If the Status Bar remains at GNSS Universal Driver: Connecting… for too long, then try these:

 Make sure the GNSS receiver is powered on and correctly connected to the mobile computer.

 Make sure that you are using an appropriate profile. For instance, are you using the proper protocol, COM port and baud rate?

 Make sure that the antenna is attached to your GNSS receiver and has a clear view of the sky. Wait a few minutes for your receiver to compute a position fix.

 Verify your Windows Mobile Power option. To save energy, your receiver may get disconnected (refer to the article called Power Settings).

 If you use a Bluetooth device that used to connect properly before, it may be time to redo your Bluetooth pairing from scratch. To do so, start by deleting your older pairing:

a. Using Windows Mobile Start menu, go to Settings;

b. Select the Bluetooth icon (or the Connection Tab and then the Bluetooth icon);

c. Select the COM Ports tab, highlight your device (hold the stylus on it) to get the popup menu and delete this item;

c. Select the Devices Tab, highlight your device ( hold the stylus on it) to get the popup menu and delete this item;

d. Delete the device and then redo the Bluetooth paring;


For more information on GNSS receiver connection, refer to articles External GNSS receiver - Bluetooth Pairing, Internal GNSS receiver - Configuration, and Configure GNSS Control Panel for your GNSS receiver.

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Related Products: GNSS Control Panel

Last Update: 2016-07-14 18:44:15

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