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Old 12-06-2013, 03:45   #61
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Re: Windows 8 Tablet with built-in GPS

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Libertine...
Yes and no... I have some prototype code that uses the Location API to create NMEA stream which works fine, but for some unclear reason the COM object (yes, the brand new Windows 8 took us some 10 years back to this "incredible" technology) is resistant to being instantiated in an OpenCPN plugin. It will give up, but to be honest I currently have funnier work to do than spending time fighting with this on an awfully slow virtual machine.

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Hi Pavell,

Thank you for the update.

In the meantime, I bought a cheap usb gps and it works really well. Saying that I would rather like to use the internal gps so it would be great to keep us p to date and let us know what we can do to help you, even if it is to send you encouragement

Talk to you soon,

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Re: Windows 8 Tablet with built-in GPS

Did you guys try the Centrafuse Localizer mentioned earlier?
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Old 12-06-2013, 10:24   #63
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(...) There's actually a "bluetooth conglomerate" which deals with the marketing side of BT and actively attacks the WiFi(tm) conglomerate on the web....and vice-versa... it's true to say that BT uses less power than WiFi in general but, then again, BT has a shorter range - standard transmission physics come into play ... the real question is whether the range offered by BT can satisfy a 'mid bell curve' consumer in a 40ft vessel or whether they'd be best served by WiFi...?!
Well, the (BT) specs are already there (I believe 100m range) but where is the hardware? I mean the nmea data has to be sent first before it can get picked up and interpreted.

I simply cannot see many BT multiplexers / routers around. Can you?

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Well, the (BT) specs are already there (I believe 100m range) but where is the hardware? I mean the nmea data has to be sent first before it can get picked up and interpreted.

I simply cannot see many BT multiplexers / routers around. Can you?

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So true! You should upload a "BarnakielTooth" spec to the forums claiming a 1000km wireless range along with the question: why are people using WiFi?

interesting to note that Digital Yacht walked away from BT in the case of their NMEA multiplexers - the existing hardware could already be found all over digikey.com!
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Re: Windows 8 Tablet with built-in GPS

Hi,

Yes, I tried and did not manage to make it work. I send an email to the company asking what I have to tod to make it work because someone else with the same spec computer succeeded.

Still waiting for answer.

If you know more, feel free to let us know.

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Hi,

I am facing the same problem with a Vaio Duo 11. Did you progress in any way?

Thank you to keep us updated

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Yes, I did... After searching for months, I found the answer in another forum: a utility called Localizer: Centrafuse Inc. - Centrafuse Loclaizer

It works perfectly on my ASUS VivoTab, so it should work fine with the Vaio Duo 11 as well... it only costs $15 so it's well worth it... it reads the internal GPS and spits out NMEA data to a virtual COM port...
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Did you guys try the Centrafuse Localizer mentioned earlier?
Yes, Localizer works perfectly!
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Old 07-11-2013, 13:16   #68
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Re: Windows 8 Tablet with built-in GPS

Hi all,
A few days ago i found a Small executable here which is called geolocationtcp.exe.

It works on My lenovo tab2 but somehow the position is off. It shows me in the UK in stead of the Netherlands, but when i move the location seems to respond.

Unfortunatly i cannot find the thread and the writer anymore. Does anyone know who wrote this?
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Perhaps look at the bottom of OpenCPN.org > Supplementary Software > NMEA Instruments for Geolocation TCP (at the bottom) which works with Win8 internal GPS. Your feedback would be appreciated, both to us and to the developer. I can adjust this writeup according to feedback. Still beta, but try it.

Website is https://bitbucket.org/petrsimon/geol...ntcp/wiki/Home
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That is exactly the program I am testing with. THanks for the link ! The program works fine, however the location is incorrect. Talking wih the developer in another thread.
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Re: Windows 8 Tablet with built-in GPS

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Thanks, keep us posted and please post the link to your thread here!
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Ok, the thread is:
Technical: windows 8 tablet location server
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Re: Windows 8 Tablet with built-in GPS

I have downloaded OpenCPN and followed the instructions at https://bitbucket.org/petrsimon/geol...ntcp/wiki/Home.

I am using NOAA raster charts at the moment. I will get new CHS charts later. I will get the BSB 4 plugin and other plugins as well.

Everything worked great, after I figured out that I needed to start Geolocation first. Using the built-in GPS the fix on my phone matches the OpenCPN fix.

ASUS Vivo Tab Smart ME400C-C1-BK


Thanks for all the help.

I will be in Vancouver in January and will check everything out there as well.
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Jackdale, Thanks for your helpful feedback.
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Re: Windows 8 Tablet with built-in GPS

Hi
Very good job with the GPS-patch.
Looks very promising with Win tablet and Opencpn (to my surprise).
I have found this:
Toshiba Encore - Microsoft Windows
And its priced very reasonably and have inbuilt GPS.
Will it run Opencpn?! Will all Win 8.1 run Opencpn?

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