How do I connect to my SPEEDCHECK-15/18 radar speed sign?

This article details the options and procedure and for connecting to your SPEEDCHECK-15/18 radar speed sign.

Product applicability

The following products are discussed in this article:

  • SpeedCheck: SPEEDCHECK-15 and SPEEDCHECK-18

Controller Type

Bluetooth Available?

Local Software Connectivity?¹

Classic Board (legacy)

No

No, programmed via jumpers on the control board

Legacy Programmable Board

(phasing out 2021 Q2)

Yes

Updated Programmable Board²

(new release 2021 Q2)

Yes

¹ Remote connectivity is possible for select programmable boards containing a cellular or Ethernet option package.

² For more information on this new hardware release see this article here.


 

Starting in 2019 Q2, all SpeedCheck systems started shipping with the programmable control board as standard. This provided the end user to program the system locally on site via Bluetooth and the SpeedCheck Manager software on a PC laptop.

Some systems may have been equipped to be configured remotely via a cellular or Ethernet connection. This is also done through SpeedCheck Manager with the Network option under Communications within the System tab. Contact Carmanah for more information on this procedure.

 


Please see the procedure below for locally connecting to your system via Bluetooth:

 

Legacy Programmable Board

  1. Download and install the latest version of the SpeedCheck Manager software here.
  2. Open SpeedCheck Manager, confirm the Communications selection is set to Onsite/Bluetooth, and click on Establish Connection.
  3. Ensure you are within close range of the system and wait for the software to detect nearby Bluetooth devices. You should see the system advertise it's Bluetooth name as SpeedCheckXXXXX by default. It can later be renamed using the Set Time & ID button under the System tab.
  4. Click on the system name and click Connect.
  5. Once connected you can click on Run Test Sequence and look at the display LEDs to verify you are connected to the correct system.
  6. Navigate to Device Setup and Operating Modes for the two sections where most customers will use for system configuration.
    1. The password to enter the Device Setup tab is unlock
    2. There's several options such as flashing beacons/strobes, school zone scheduling, and slow down messaging which will require additional configuration
  7. Contact Carmanah if you have any questions on configuration or setting up your radar speed sign.

 

Updated Programmable Board

  1. Download and install the latest version of the SpeedCheck Manager software here.
  2. Open SpeedCheck Manager, confirm the Communications selection is set to Onsite/Bluetooth, and click on Establish Connection.
  3. Ensure you are within close range of the system and wait for the software to detect nearby Bluetooth devices. You should see the system advertise it's Bluetooth name as SpeedCheckXXXXX by default. It can later be renamed using the Set Time & ID button under the System tab.
  4. The system must be paired with Windows first via Bluetooth before moving forward. Click on the system name and click Connect.
  5. Click on the dialog box in the bottom right corner prompting to set up the device so it can be paired.

  6. The Windows Bluetooth & other devices window will open. Click Allow to pair the device.

    1. This process should only need to be done once per system, per PC. If for any reason you're having connection issues you can re-pair the Bluetooth connection with the system. You can see whether you are paired with or even connected to the system within the Bluetooth & other devices window.
  7. Once connected you can click on Run Test Sequence and look at the display LED's to verify you are connected to the correct system.
  8. The password to enter the Device Setup tab is unlock
    1. There's several options such as flashing beacons/strobes, school zone scheduling, and slow down messaging which will require additional configuration
    2. Navigate to Device Setup and Operating Modes for the two sections where most customers will use for system configuration
  9. Contact Carmanah if you have any questions on configuration or setting up your radar speed sign.