Remote Spectrum Monitorâ„¢ MS27201A User Guide : Instrument Overview : Tools Menu
Tools Menu
1. Access the System menu (3-line icon in the upper left corner).
2. Select TOOLS to access the instrument tools menu, then select the tool menu that you wish to open.
TOOLS Menu  
Opens Map Tool.
IQ Streaming
The IQ STREAMING menu allows you to concatenate an existing IQ metadata file (.dgzm) with a session of IQ data files (.dgz) that were streamed to a USB device after the stream operation is complete. The data files must all come from the same stream session.
1. Click IQ METADATA FILE and then select the file that you wish to concatenate with IQ data streams. All of the data stream files in the selected directory will be concatenated with the metadata file.
2. Click the OUTPUT DIRECTORY and select the destination for the concatenated files. If desired, select Delete Source Files.
3. Click START to begin the concatenation. The progress bar will indicate relative progress.
4. Click ABORT to abort the concatenation process.
Concatenating files can be time consuming depending on the streaming parameters and time. The process can be much faster if performed on a PC using the MS27201A PC application. Refer to MS27201A PC Software for details on using this application.
Map Tool
The MS27201A coverage mapping option includes an embedded, low detail world base map. The MAP TOOL provides access to downloadable, high detail map tiles for offline use during signal mapping. The map tiles that you download have the same detail that is accessible through an active Internet connection. The map tool can be used with the MS27201A PC software. Files downloaded to the instrument are automatically saved for offline coverage mapping. Files downloaded using the PC software can be exported to a USB drive or directly to an instrument via the instrument IP address or hostname. All tiles are saved to a single map file on the instrument. To manage storage, see Map Tile Usage and Memory.
Access the MAP TOOL dialog via the upper left system menu (3 bar icon) and select TOOLS | MAP TOOL.
1. The map zoom tool is used to increase (+) or decrease (-) zoom level. You can also drag the zoom level indicator up or down, or you can pinch to change zoom level.
2. Indicates the number of tiles that can be downloaded, corresponding to the selected area.
3. Indicates the map tile download progress once the DOWNLOAD TILES button is clicked. Download times can be long depending on the number of tiles that were generated and the Internet connection speed.
4. The selection area is displayed when toggled on using the selection tool (6). This defines the map tile generator area. The area can be dragged to the desired size using the handles (dots) on the sides and corners. The handle on the side allows you to move just that side, and the handles on the corners allow you to move the corner.
5. EXPORT TILES opens the windows file explorer so you can export downloaded tiles.
6. UPLOAD... initiates connection to a connected instrument and uploads them to the instrument internal storage area. You will see a dialog to enter the instrument IP address for the upload. If not automatically detected, enter the instrument IP address, then click UPLOAD.
7. Toggles the map tile selection area.
8. Recentering tool is used to center map on current GPS position.It appears only when the instrument is connected to GPS.
9. Map scale shows length for both imperial (miles) and metric (feet) units.
Map Tile Usage and Memory
The MS27201A can store tiles up to 7 GB of memory. Each time tiles are uploaded to the instrument, they are added to the existing tile storage. Once full, no more map tiles can be added and existing tiles will need to be deleted to make space. Delete tiles from the Settings > MAPS menu, accessed from the top left System menu icon.
System Settings Map Menu
The MAP tool is currently not used for any of the MS27201A applications.
Discovery Tool
The DISCOVERY TOOL menu displays all the compatible units on the local network and allows to connect with any one of the instruments.
Click on the desired model and click CONNECT to connect with that instrument.
Discovery Tool
Refer to the instructions as described in UDP Discovery Tool Firewall Settings, to modify the computer’s firewall settings if the Discovery Tool is not responding.