How do you do it? They’re on the Tru-Traffic Order Form merely as a convenience. You can find them available at lower prices online. We delete comments that violate our policy , which we encourage you to read. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. Either of these options allow you to connect the GPS receiver to Tru-Traffic through the virtual serial port so Tru-Traffic can record trip logs, but they won’t allow you to download pre-recorded trip logs directly into Tru-Traffic. The envisioned system would help you plan your route by analyzing stop lights, stop signs, and obstacles that can slow your trip.
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We haven’t confirmed that the problems are identical to the ones I had, but everything ewrthmate could compare sounded perfectly consistent. A user in Colorado has had success in using the Trimble GeoXT, but for reasons we delormd entirely understand, he had to set. Either of these options allow you to connect usv GPS receiver to Tru-Traffic through the virtual serial port so Tru-Traffic can record trip logs, but they won’t allow you to download pre-recorded trip logs directly into Tru-Traffic.
Although not nearly as slick looking as the Pharos or TeleType receivers, the Earthmate can be worn on a belt or clipped onto your vehicle’s sun visor, both of which afford a clear view of the sky.
The envisioned system would help you plan your route by analyzing stop lights, stop signs, and obstacles that can slow your trip. Environmental Parameters Min Operating Temperature.
We were generally pleased felorme the Earthmate’s ability to lock on to the requisite four satellite signals in 40 seconds, although it fared no better than other GPS units with the exception of the Belkin GPS in our downtown Manhattan tests. Gadgets by Rick Broida Nov felorme, Eventually, it all starts to work again, and it’s generally pretty reliable, but this is enough of a nuisance that I have to qualify my recommendation.
One user reports successfully using DeLorme Serial Emulator for this purpose. This nav app may be smart, but it’s no genius This nav app may be smart, but it’s no genius by Antuan Goodwin.
The battery, rated for up to 7 hours of life in the power pack, gave us just that, with a few minutes to spare. This worked well and had the additional advantage that it gave an update every second, as opposed to every 2 seconds as all the NMEA GPS receiver I’ve tried.
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If you do use one, I’d appreciate hearing from you, and I’ll pass on your experience, good or bad, to others. A perhaps bigger disadvantage is that it’s no longer available except through eBay probably used. Garmin has some GPS receivers e. Apple wins patent for crowd-sourced traffic navigation The envisioned system would help you plan your route by analyzing stop lights, stop signs, and obstacles that can slow your trip. This nav app may be smart, but it’s no genius.
The GPS receiver itself weighs only 2 ounces and can connect to non-Bluetooth systems via a USB cable includedbut for wireless connectivity, you must insert it into the bundled PowerPack. Also, they report that compared to a Magellan Meridian, their Trimble seems to be a bit picky — quick to lose a fix when the satellite signal becomes weak, and slow to recover a fix when the signal is restored.
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Be aware that with many earthmste the GPS receivers that support both serial and USB, getting the serial cable requires a separate purchase.
Unfortunately, as far as he can tell, it does not emulate the serial port with the Garmin proprietary protocol. If you have experience with any of these units and can offer feedback that may benefit others, please let me knowand I’ll post it here.
Check the specification page for the GPS receiver before buying to determing which type of interface s sarthmate has. Start by carefully drilling a hole in ub bottom end of the battery compartment.
Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Prepare the USB Cable and connect it. One set of users’ tests suggest that the Magellan works fine in all the Trimble’s dead spots around the city.
DeLorme Earthmate GPS Lt-40 9838 Antenna Receiver USB
This means you can connect the GPS to the laptop out in the field and run just fine, but you cannot, as far as we can tell, take the GPS solo out in the field, use it to record intersection coordinates “waypoints” and trip logs “tracks”then download to the computer when you return to the office. I have used this configuration with a Delkrme Laptop and have had no problems of any kind. Handheld Requirements OS Required. usn
Only the USB 5 volt deloorme will be accessed. Tru-Traffic prefers this sentence because it includes the date as well as the speed and heading.
Make alterations and use with your computer at your own risk. I used a piece of the old end boot to glue to the cable to prevent it pulling out.