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Old 09-01-2010, 20:43   #1
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Jeppesen C-Map Dongle?

Ok I'll bite, what is it? I gather its some sort of USB memory thing like a small keyfob flash memory. Will a Scandisk 4gb USB do? Or is this something else proprietary to Jeppesen? I'd like to be able to use my charts on more than one PC.


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Ok I'll bite, what is it? I gather its some sort of USB memory thing like a small keyfob flash memory. Will a Scandisk 4gb USB do? Or is this something else proprietary to Jeppesen? I'd like to be able to use my charts on more than one PC.


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Yes. You got it. But you cannot use a Scandisk or any other flash memory. The dongle contains a code and some software that is verified by the nav software.

For earlier versions of the software you could use the software for planning on multiple PCs, but needed the dongle for it to navigate.

For the MaxPro version, it won't work at all without the dongle.

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Well, I guess I'll find out tomorrow how much they plan on raping me for. Considering I just bought 3 4gb scandisks for about $19, this should be very interesting.

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c-map usb card reader

if it is this ?

then it's the c map card reader... you can put the c map chart cards in it to use with navigation software. also you can use it with the user data card to exchange way points between your pc navigation software and c map plotters.
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A dongle (which is made for a serial, parallel, usb, or other specific port) usually contains a crypto chip. When the computer queries that chip, the chip returns a specific code. No dongle? No code and the software doesn't run. Some vendors will sell you extra dongles so you can use the software on other computers--for a stiff license fee. If it breaks or gets lost, again, replaced with a stiff license fee.

The sad thing is that there are often pirated versions of software that avoid dongles, they just stop honest people from straying.
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