2 Getting Started
2.1 Minimum System Requirements

  • Windows 98SE, Windows ME, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows Vista
  • Pentium 500 Mhz
  • Five (5) megabytes of of available disk space on your hard drive
  • 64 megabytes of RAM
  • USB 1.1 or 2.0 port

If you wish to use the Voice Clicking feature, the additional Minimum System Requirements are:

  • Windows 2000/XP/Vista
  • Pentium 600 MHz processor or faster
  • 60 megabytes of available disk space on your hard drive
  • 128 megabytes of RAM
  • Audio Soundcard with speakers and microphone input jack
  • Microphone or headset
  • SmartNAV Software Version 3.20.028 or higher with Speech Support installer

2.2 What Is Included
SmartNAV Camera
1 SmartNav
SmartNAV Dots
26 Dots
SmartNAV Y Cable
Y-Split Adapter for Switch Input
(AT and EG models only)
SmartNAV CD
Software CD
 

2.3 Installation

Install the SmartNav Software BEFORE you connect the SmartNav unit!


2.3.1 Hint for XP users
It is recommended that before installing any new hardware or software program that you set a system restore point. XP provides this feature to allow you to reset your system to a previous state very easily. After the software is installed and everything is working fine, set another restore point. Users that get into the habit of using this feature find they have fewer problems on their computers. The System Restore program can be found by clicking: Start/Programs/Accessories/System Tools/System Restore

2.3.2 Software Installation
NOTE: Windows 2000 and XP users must be logged in as an administrator. If you only have one user set up on your computer, you most likely already have administrator privileges.

 
  1. Insert the included NaturalPoint software CD into your computer's CD drive. Wait for the install program to start. If the install program does not start within a few minutes, double click on the CD drive icon, and double click again on the Setup file, from your computer's My Computer menu.
  2. Follow the software installation instructions on the screen.
    Note:(Windows may display a warning message about the drivers not being signed. Click YES to accept the drivers, the drivers WILL NOT harm your system.
  3. A new SmartNav icon will appear on your desktop.
  4. Connect the SmartNav device to the USB port of your computer and place the unit on top of your monitor with the front facing the same direction as the monitor screen.
    SmartNAV Plug USB Cable in
  5. The following are special steps for Windows XP users :
  6. The Windows XP Found New hardware Wizard should appear once you plug in your SmartNav .The Wizard will indicate that is has found the NaturalPoint SmartNav, and ask if you would like Windows to install drivers for the hardware automatically, or choose from a list of drivers in a specific location.
  7. Select Install Automatically.
  8. NOTE: A Hardware Driver Install Warning message will appear after you have selected Install Automatically. Click on the button labeled "Continue Anyway" and Finish. (This WILL NOT harm your computer).
  9. Windows XP will now display a message indicating that it has finished installing the NaturalPoint SmartNav
  10. It is recommended that you restart your computer after installation.
  11. If you encounter further problems with this procedure, please consult the trouble-shooting guide at the end of this manual.


2.3.3 Special Note for XP Users
If you accidentally plugged the SmartNav unit into your computer before loading the NaturalPoint software and the camera is not working, unplug the SmartNav unit and go through the install procedure as instructed. After completing all of the above steps, go to the windows xp device manager, click on usb devices and look for a listing marked unknown usb device. If this listing appears, right click on unknown usb device and delete it. If the unknown usb device does not appear, you may close the device manager and begin using the SmartNav.

2.3.4 Virtual Keyboard Installation
SmartNAV AT Users looking for the Virtual On-Screen Keyboard. The On-Screen Keyboard is located on the same installation disk as the NaturalPoint software. The executables can be found under the keyboard directory. Double click the My Computer icon from the desktop or open Windows Explorer. Right Click on the CD-Rom drive and then click Open from the drop down menu. Click on the Keyboard folder and then click the CNTzip.exe file to install. To install the Word Prediction program, click the Words.exe file.

2.3.5 Hardware Installation
  1. If your monitor is too far away from your computer for the SmartNav's USB cable to reach, simply unplug the SmartNav device, plug the USB extension cable into your computer's USB port, and plug the SmartNav into the extension cable's female connector.
     
  2. Your computer may briefly display a message indicating that it is installing the drivers for the SmartNav.
     
  3. Double click on the newly created NaturalPoint icon on your desktop to open the SmartNav software program.
     
  4. Remove a dot from the sheet included with your SmartNav unit and place it on the tip of your index finger. With the dot facing the SmartNav unit, slowly move your finger back and forth in front of the SmartNav unit from about an arms length away. If the green indicator light comes on and the cursor moves along with your finger, you have installed the SmartNav unit and software correctly. If the green indicator light does not come on or the cursor does not move, please consult the trouble shooting guide at the back of this manual.
     

2.3.6 Voice Clicking Installation
The SmartNAV Software features built in voice recognition for command and control.

For available commands, please see section 3.1.6 (Voice Clicking)
 
If you purchased the SmartNAV Voice Clicking accessory CD, then you may install the voice recognition package from the CD.


SmartNAV Voice Installation

Insert the SmartNAV CD into your CD-Rom. You may be prompted to uninstall any previous versions, follow the prompts as necessary to uninstall any older versions and run through the standard install procedure. Once setup is complete the software will prompt you: 'Would you like to install Voice Recognition Support for SmartNAV', click yes to proceed. This will launch the installer for the voice clicking software, please follow the prompts to install the software.

SmartNAV Voice Installation

Once the software is installed you can start the SmartNAV software, hook up a microphone and start using Voice Recognition.
 
Notes
Do not plug the microphone into the jack on the SmartNAV. The input jack on the SmartNAV device is for input switches, not microphones.

Your internet firewall or anti-virus software may report a warning when installing the Voice Clicking feature of the SmartNAV software. This application does not need the internet to function properly and can be blocked if desired, the Voice Clicking feature does not contain any malicious code. Please proceed with installation accordingly.

2.3.7 Installation Upgrade Tips
If you have existing SmartNAV hardware and software installed, and are upgrading to the latest version, the steps below will help guide you through the process.
 
  1. From your Start Menu choose -> Settings -> Control Panel -> Add/Remove Programs.
  2. Select the SmartNav entry, and press the "Remove" button. This will un-install the existing SmartNav software.
  3. After the old software has been removed, insert the new SmartNav CD which shipped with your SmartNav device. You can also download the latest version of the software from our website.
  4. Once the New software is installed, connect your SmartNAV camera to the computer's USB port. Allow the system to install the hardware drivers. (Your computer may briefly display a message indicating that it is installing the drivers for the SmartNav.)
  5. Double click on the newly created Smartnav icon on your desktop to open the SmartNav software.
  6. Remove a dot from the sheet included with your SmartNav, and place it on the tip of your index finger. With the dot facing the SmartNav camera, slowly move your finger back and forth in front of the SmartNav from about an arms length away. If SmartNav's green indicator light comes on and the cursor moves along with your finger, you have installed the SmartNav hardware and software correctly. If the green indicator light does not come on or the cursor does not move, please consult the trouble shooting guide at the end of the manual.


2.4 SmartNav Desktop and Laptop Mounting

Setting up the SmartNAV unit on either a desktop or laptop is quick and easy. The horizontal distance between the camera and the the user should be between 2 to 6 feet (61 cm to 183 cm). The vertical position of the camera should be as close as possible to the vertical position of the user's head. The camera should be adjusted so the front of it points toward the user's face.
 
SmartNAV Camera Placement

2.4.1 Using The Adjustable Base
Using the adjustable base, the SmartNav can be secured to any surface including laptop and flat panel screens. If the SmartNav is removed from your monitor, it can also be adjusted to sit on flat surfaces as well.
 
Follow these steps for mounting the SmartNAV on flat panel and laptop displays :
 
  1. Twist the thumbscrew to loosen the small leg at the back of the SmartNAV.
     
  2. Set the SmartNAV on the display with its front legs flush. Push the small rear leg in until it touches the monitor, then re-tighten the thumbscrew.
     
  3. Note that the small back clamping leg can slide in and out as well as rotate.
     

SmartNAV Mounting Clip