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  • Iguidance v2.1.3 w/ BU-353 Receiver Good Combo? Any Suggestion?

    I'm new to the gps fourm but i have been on the site for a quite some time. I plan on getting the iguidance v2.1.3 with a bu-353 reciever because i would like it to be on the outside of the car. Is that all i need to get my gps and navigation up and running? are these two item compatible? anyone have this reciever? any information would help thank you!
    2000 Silver Mustang GT Convertible
    10.4" Touchscreen Monitor Custom Fabricated in Center Console, 2.0ghz Intel P4 , 120gb, 128 DDR Ram, Nothing Special.....

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    They are both compatible. BUT, I don't recommend putting the reciever on the outside of the vehicle. Last time I had a waterproof reciever, it wasn't quite so. I have the same reciever on my dash with tints and it works great with iGuidance. BTW..nice setup.
    My 2000 Accord Project

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    • #3
      iGuidance works with GPS receiver that sends NMEA 0183 coordinates. BU-353 supports NMEA 0183. So yes, they'll work with each other.
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      • #4
        tis a great reciever. i use it every day for work.
        1998 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 4x4 in Evergreen Pearl Metallic, Lifted, Locked, and Armored. CarPc in custom console with molded touchscreen.
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        • #5
          Any comment on copilot? should i go with that or stick with iguidance?
          2000 Silver Mustang GT Convertible
          10.4" Touchscreen Monitor Custom Fabricated in Center Console, 2.0ghz Intel P4 , 120gb, 128 DDR Ram, Nothing Special.....

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          • #6
            hey SilverGT
            do you have any pictures of 10.4" Touchscreen Monitor Custom Fabricated in Center Console?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by SilverGT
              Any comment on copilot? should i go with that or stick with iguidance?
              Copilot is nice, but overpriced. It's got a lot of features designed for fleet management that most of us hobbyists don't need. If you already have iGuidange, there's no need to get CoPilot unless you want to compare & contrast.



              Originally posted by slantman
              hey SilverGT
              do you have any pictures of 10.4" Touchscreen Monitor Custom Fabricated in Center Console?
              This is the GPS forum, not the fabrication forum. If you want pics, it's better to PM the guy or see if he's got a post in the Show Off Your Project or Worklogs forums.
              Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
              How about the Wiki?



              Under normal circumstances, a signature would go here.

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              • #8
                iguidance is pretty much great.

                im having a problem with going into a parkinglot and having the whole system crash. but i have yet to figure out what that is caused by.

                as said, if you have iguidance, stick with it, its a very nifty piece of software, and im looking to update soon.
                1998 Toyota 4Runner SR5 V6 4x4 in Evergreen Pearl Metallic, Lifted, Locked, and Armored. CarPc in custom console with molded touchscreen.
                Pictures
                Photobucket is being updated, if a picture i posted no longer works, please PM me.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by slantman
                  hey SilverGT
                  do you have any pictures of 10.4" Touchscreen Monitor Custom Fabricated in Center Console?
                  yea search for 2000 mustang convertible in the show off your project i have a whole crap load of pictures.
                  2000 Silver Mustang GT Convertible
                  10.4" Touchscreen Monitor Custom Fabricated in Center Console, 2.0ghz Intel P4 , 120gb, 128 DDR Ram, Nothing Special.....

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                  • #10
                    One more question....Does the BU-353 support bluetooth? it said it support the sirfstarIII <<<dont know what that is but it something that deals with bluetooth. I have a bluetooth enable phone with internet will that make me able to get internet on my computer by just using the bluetooth on my phone to get it to my computer? [i know if a little off topic but the people in wireless communication fourm are very harsh]

                    Edit: when a gps reciever said it supports bluetooth does taht mean its like a bluetooth dongle? which let your computer recieve the bluetooth signal?
                    2000 Silver Mustang GT Convertible
                    10.4" Touchscreen Monitor Custom Fabricated in Center Console, 2.0ghz Intel P4 , 120gb, 128 DDR Ram, Nothing Special.....

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                    • #11
                      The BU-353 Is not bluetooth enabled... and it doesn't *support SirfStarIII, It*uses* the SirfStarIII chipset. This allows for 20 satellite tracking vs. the 12 that SirfStarII allows... among other improvements.

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                      • #12
                        So basically i would need a dongle? so i can get internet on the computer? do i need some kind of software to set the computer up for internet? how would i go about it?

                        Edit:
                        I'll also ask this in the wireless communication forum.
                        2000 Silver Mustang GT Convertible
                        10.4" Touchscreen Monitor Custom Fabricated in Center Console, 2.0ghz Intel P4 , 120gb, 128 DDR Ram, Nothing Special.....

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                        • #13
                          No, it doesn't. No, it isn't.

                          Your phone has nothing to do with the GPS dongle, BT or not. You'd need a BT dongle on your PC to talk to BT devices, including your phone. if you're considering getting a BT GPS puck then I'd be careful because sometimes BT devices will only support one connected device at a time...check that the dongle can (otherwise you wont be able to use your phone and GPS at the same time). Also, BT GPS units are expensive and BT can sometimes be a pain to get set up properly if you're not that confident in what you're doing.

                          personally, I'd just use the USB connected BU-353, its te one I'm getting to replace my earthmate.

                          EDIT: You shouldn't be double posting. You'll be needing the drivers for your specific phone. Be warned you may be charged an exorbitant fee for this software (motorola?) Then you'll need to set up the phone as a modem. Be warned: this can get very technical. let them know in the W & C forum what phone you have, manufacturer, carrier & country of operation. Someone may be able to help.

                          Originally posted by SilverGT
                          One more question....Does the BU-353 support bluetooth? it said it support the sirfstarIII <<<dont know what that is but it something that deals with bluetooth. I have a bluetooth enable phone with internet will that make me able to get internet on my computer by just using the bluetooth on my phone to get it to my computer? [i know if a little off topic but the people in wireless communication fourm are very harsh]

                          Edit: when a gps reciever said it supports bluetooth does taht mean its like a bluetooth dongle? which let your computer recieve the bluetooth signal?
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