ZonarCom™ 3 Installation and User Guide

Version 3.6.3 (Build 117)
Released: December 5, 2014

ZonarCom 3 is a Win32 system tray application (the tray is located in the lower right corner of the 'Start' menu bar). The purpose of ZonarCom 3 is to communicate and transfer data with the 2010™ handheld. Data received from the 2010 is then transferred to a customer-specific database.

Software Installation

Before the ZonarCom 3 application may be installed onto a computer system, the user logged into the computer must have 'Administrative' or 'Power User' privileges. This is required to create the folder structure necessary for the ZonarCom 3 application to run.

To begin, download the ZonarCom 3 application here: ZonarCom 3 Download

To install ZonarCom 3, perform the following steps:

Step 1

Click on the link above to go to our software download page, and click the "Click Here To Download ZonarCom 3..." link provided there to download the software installation package. In Microsoft Internet Explorer, a 'File Download - Security Warning' dialog will display the following options:

(Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 File Download Dialog)

Run - By clicking on this option the installer will be downloaded to a temporary file location, and then prompt the user to install the application.

Save - By clicking on this option, a dialog will be displayed allowing the user to navigate to the folder location for which the file is to be saved. Once the file is saved the user will need to navigate to the saved folder location and double click on the zonarcom3.msi file to begin installation.

Cancel - By clicking on this option the download process will abort and installation will not occur.

We will use the 'Run' option for describing installation in this manual.

Step 2

When the downloaded installer is executed (run), the ZonarCom 3 Setup Wizard will guide the user through the installation process. Click on the 'Next' button to continue installation or the 'Cancel' button to abort the installation process.

(ZonarCom 3™ Setup Wizard Welcome dialog)

Step 3

The setup wizard will now display a screen which allows the user to view the End User License Agreement (EULA). This EULA must be accepted before the Wizard will continue. If you do not wish to accept any of the terms of the EULA, you may hit the Cancel button to cancel installation of the software. If you accept the terms of the EULA and agree to be bound by the terms set forth therein, indicate your acceptance by checking the checkbox indicating so. Click on the 'Next' button to continue with the installation process, click on the 'Back' button to back up to the previous screen, or click on the 'Cancel' button to abort the installation process.

(Review and Accept the EULA)

Step 4

The setup wizard will now display a screen which allows the user to chose a folder in which to install ZonarCom 3. It is strongly recommend that the default setting be used, as other Zonar programs also default to the same parent folder (C:\Program Files\zonar). If desired, however, you may use the 'Browse...' button to navigate through the system's directories and select the desired path. Click on the 'Next' button to continue with the installation process, click on the 'Back' button to back up to the previous screen, or click on the 'Cancel' button to abort the installation process.

(Selecting an Installation Folder)

Step 5

The setup wizard will now display a screen which allows the user to chose a Start Menu folder for the ZonarCom 3 program shortcuts for starting the program and for the uninstaller. If you do not wish to have the program placed on the Start Menu Programs list, you may check the "Do Not Create Shortcuts" checkbox, and the installer will not create these shortcuts. Click on the 'Next' button to continue with the installation process, click on the 'Back' button to back up to the previous screen, or click on the 'Cancel' button to abort the installation process.

(Chose Start Menu folder)

Step 6

The setup wizard will now display a screen which allows the user to chose update options. If updates to ZonarCom 3 should be allowed to be installed when normal users (ie. non-admin users) are logged onto the machine, then the "Allow regular users to update software (recommended)" checkbox should be checked (default). If you would like to prevent the software from being updated, uncheck this option. If this is unchecked, the software will not update itself, and users will not receive any notification of updates being available. In order to update the software, an admin user will need to manually select the "Check for Update" option from the software's main menu.

If "Update software automatically with no user interaction (recommended)" is checked, ZonarCom 3 will attempt to update itself when a new version is available. The user will not be prompted to update, and the update will only be attempted when the user is not interacting with the software directly. If updates by regular users are disabled, then the auto-update of the software will only succeed when an administrative or power-user is logged on.

Click on the 'Install' button to install the software with the selected options, click on the 'Back' button to back up to the previous screen, or click on the 'Cancel' button to abort the installation process.


(Software Update Options)

Step 7

Once installation is complete, the setup wizard will display a screen stating whether the installation process was completed successfully. Click on the 'Close' button to exit the installer.

(Installation Complete)

There should now be a ZonarCom 3 shortcut icon displayed on the Windows desktop:

ZonarCom3

The installer will automatically execute ZonarCom 3 at this point. If this is the first time ZonarCom 3 has ever been run on this computer, the Configuration Settings dialog will be displayed.

RDS Installation

The RDS is a cradle used for communication with, and charging the 2010 handheld.

  1. Connect the RDS serial cable to the computer system that will be running the ZonarCom 3 software application.
  2. Plug in the power supply to the RDS as well as a power outlet.
  3. Turn on a 2010 handheld unit and place it in the RDS, after 4 seconds the Green charge light on the 2010 will illuminate. If LED does not come on, check the power cable connected to the RDS and wall outlet.

There is an LED on the RDS cradle, this is used to indicate when their is communication between the ZonarCom 3 software and the 2010.

  • Red means communication is occurring and the 2010 should not be removed during this time. When comunication is complete, the LED will turn Green.
  • Green means it is safe to remove the 2010 from the RDS.

EVIRNET™ Connections

The EVIRNET system is a wireless enhancement to the Basic EVIR® system. EVIRNET allows a Microsoft® Windows® computer workstation running ZonarCom 3 to communicate with one or more 2010 handheld readers "over the air". An EVIRNET Base Station (EBS) and one or more EVIRNET Vehicle Mounts (EVM) makes up the EVIRNET system.