Monthly Archives: May 2015

Provisioning ATT SIM Card (GSM) in Nautiz X8

Getting all of the settings correct for attaching your ATT GSM sim card to the network can be difficult. And it is a moving target.

For most data collectors, my ‘leave everything blank’ solution seems to work fine. For the Handheld Nautiz X8, I have found that I need to enter a bit of extra information.

Here are the details [ NautizX8_ProvisioningATTSIMCard ] …

You mileage may vary depending on your local network.

One hint, if your GSM sim card does not work out of the box, you might ask your ATT support person to provision the card just like mine. Say “Mark Silver’s card is known to work, his phone number is 801-652-9320”. The ATT agent will resent you telling them this and they will complain, but when they look up the provisioning information for my card, they will find some 4-digit code that they add to your card and it will begin working.

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Connecting FAST Survey to LTI TruPulse 360B

If you have a Laser Technology BT360B laser rangefinder


and you are using FAST Survey (or SurvCE) you can connect the rangefinder to your data collector and automatically take offset shots with the distance, bearing and dZ filled in.

But setting up the Bluetooth can be tricky. Here are detailed instructions: [ ConnectingFASTSurvey_to_LTI_TruPulse360B ] …

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Flying Manners

I just got back from the Spectra Precision Dealer Meeting in Panama City, Panama on Saturday. I learned a lot and saw a lot of neat things.

On one of the flight segments, I ended up sitting in the middle seat in Row 9. The guy in the isle played with his iPad for most of the short trip. When the seat belt sign was turned off after we landed, he jumped up and ran for the front of the cabin. He was so fast that he made it all the way to the plane door before any other passengers stood up!

Now, I believe that you should allow those in front of you to exit the plane first. If they obviously choose to wait, sitting in their seats until the plane empties, then it is okay to pass them. So I am always shocked when self entitled folks bolt past others. I consider this a sure sign that the person is so self-centered that they have clear clinical mental issues.

So it was with great pleasure that I grabbed the guy’s iPad from the seat pouch, held it up and said “Hey Rude-Dude, you forgot your iPad!” I then put it back in the seat pocket and enjoyed watching everyone else absolutely make sure that he waited for the entire plane to empty before allowing him to work his way back down the plane to retrieve it.


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