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Hal Landry has done an incredible amount of work creating a native Palm application to talk to a DSMLink ECU. We thank him greatly for this! He has provided install notes and instructions on the DSMLink user's support forum. I'm pretty sure this was done (at least originally) to limit distribution only to those with a registered copy of DSMLink. We'll honor this until he tells us otherwise. If you're a registered user, you can access his Latest Palm App thread on the support forum.

I will at least copy this section from his notes for those considering the Palm application on your own hardware.

Supported O/S Versions

  • Palm OS 3.5 and, including SOME versions of 5.0 and above.

Supported PDA Models

  • M100, M105, IIIc, IIIxe, M5xx, and SOME Tungsten models (2g DSMLink only). Honestly, the best units are the old style like the IIIc and IIIxe.
  • If your PDA supports color or 360×360 resolution, the app will use those features.
  • Non Palm brand PDA's, might work, but there are no promises.
  • If you are using a PDA which is not listed, and it does work, let me know so that I can update the list.
  • The IIIc/IIIxe style PDA is preferable because the sync cable connector offers a more reliable connection than the style used on the M5xx and later model units.


  • You will need a serial sync cable, a null modem adapter, and a gender changer. Assemble these and plug them into the DSMLink adapter or the RS-232 cable which came with your DSMLink.
palminstall.txt · Last modified: 2008/05/24 05:53 by twdorris