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      Cliff Mygatt
Original Message
(Posted Oct 24, 2006 7:29 PM)
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I have bought the program Copilot 9 for my laptop and it comes with a Philips GPS antenna using a USB port. Is this antenna supported and do you have information about the driver you mentioned in previous posts

Cliff








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      michael bogannam
RE: GPS Antenna
(msg #1: Posted Nov 1, 2006 10:18 AM)


   
Hi Cliff,

As long as it
1) is outputting NMEA 0183
&
2)Comes with a driver that creates a virtual COM port...

The it should work just fine in Offshore Navigator Lite to give you real-time positioning.

-Michael Bogannam
Technical Support Specialist


 


      Cliff Mygatt
RE(2): GPS Antenna
(msg #1.1: Posted Nov 1, 2006 7:37 PM)


   
Thanks,

How do I know it suppors NMEA and might you have some thoughts for a driver?


 


      michael bogannam
RE(3): GPS Antenna
(msg #1.1.1: Posted Nov 2, 2006 9:06 AM)


   
Hi Cliff,
It should say on the packaging somewhere that it outputs NMEA.

The driver would come on a disc, when loaded / installed the pc will then know what type of device it is (a GPS, a keyboard, a mouse, ect)

Here is a tech document that covers Virtual COM Ports, and how to check to see if you have indeed loaded the driver for this GPS.

Make sure you have the gps plugged into the PC when checking Device Manager

-Michael Bogannam
Technical Support Specialist


 








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