Globalsat BR-355 GPS Mouse with PS2 Connector:
1. Works well with Dell Laptop
Win7 and a special Globalsat PS2 to USB cord
2. Works well with Standard Horizon VHF/DSC when plugged into a PS2 connector with a special Globalsat PS/2 extension cable that has been wired to the NMEA IN (with a prebuilt 5vdc power for the GPS Puck).
The Globalsat BR-355 does not work with a Win 8.1 Surface Pro 3. I have tried installing and uninstalling various Prolific drivers, and even the Geolocation TCP which does not really try to make this type of connection.
I appears that I need to get a new connector cable at the very least. Scroll to the bottom.
GlobalSat's very popular Serial GPS Receiver, the BR-355, is compatible with Windows 8 through the use of the new USB Cable Set (Part Number: 11-BR305-USB8) that is available here.
I may also need to get the newer version GPS Puck
Globalsat 07-BR-355-S4 GPS
along with the PS/2 to USB Connector BR-305-USB8
which works with Win8.1
Should I do that so that I can also plug it into my Handmade PS/2 Connection to the VHF/DSC for location info?
Or should I just get a Br-353-S4-USB
OR should I consider Bluetooth GPS which would require less wiring etc. That would only provide GPS location to the laptop/tablet. I would need to use my current
BR-355 and connectors to send GPS location to the VHF
PS: I believe when I get a Nmea-Seatalk Router, the GPS location sentences will be wired to and land on the Seatalk
network via a Nmea IN that is available on the ST4000 Autopilot
, and then GPS Location be sent to the Tablet / Laptop
when translated from Seatalk
to Nmea and sent via wifi
. The same BR-355-S4 will also send location to the VHF/DSC.